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Health Plans Seek More Guidance on Mental Health Parity Rules

Jan. 28, 2022, 9:06 PM

The Biden administration’s report finding that health plans aren’t complying with rules governing mental health coverage highlights the wide gap between what the government is demanding and what insurers say they can do.

Health insurers that provide mental health and substance use benefits “have worked tirelessly” to implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, Deepti Loharikar, senior director of regulatory affairs for the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW), said.

But findings of the agencies administering the law that no plans examined have submitted information that is sufficient to comply ...

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