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6 hours ago APA is pleased that the Committee will be marking up H.R. 7539, the Strengthening Behavioral Health Parity Act, introduced by Representatives Kennedy (D-MA), Bilirakis (R-FL), Porter (D-CA) and Upton (R-MI).

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3 hours ago Mental health, behavioral health and substance-use disorders to be comparable to physical health coverage. Yet many people still aren’t aware that the law exists or how it affects them. In fact, a 2014 American Psychological Association (APA) survey found that more than 90 percent of Americans were unfamiliar with the mental health parity law.

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7 hours ago The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (federal parity law) was enacted in 2008 and requires insurance coverage for mental health conditions, including substance use disorders, to be no more restrictive than insurance coverage for other medical conditions.

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6 hours ago Patients who know their rights are better equipped to protect their rights. That's why APA created the "Fair Insurance Coverage: It's the Law" poster to help enforce the parity law and end discrimination (available in both English and Spanish). The poster clearly and simply explains the law and the steps to take when a violation is suspected.

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4 hours ago Mental Health Parity Act of 2008 Few adults (4 percent) have heard of the Mental Health Parity Act of 2008. Even after given a description, few (2 percent) adults said they are aware of the law. Yes 4% No 89% Not sure 7% Awareness of Mental Health Parity Act of 2008 2% 91% 6% Yes No Not sure The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity

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3 hours ago Mental health parity will also have a big impact — perhaps in some unexpected ways, said Bruce L. Bobbit, PhD, vice president for quality improvement at OptumHealth. “Parity is great in principle, but complex in practice,” said Bobbit, explaining that the legislation’s goal was to make behavioral health care as easy to get as medical care.

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Just Now Shown Here: Introduced in House (06/10/2019) Mental Health Parity Compliance Act. This bill revises the mental health parity rules to require private health insurance plans that offer both medical and mental health coverage to prepare a comparative analysis of nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs).

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Just Now Federal Parity Laws The major federal laws that protect your rights to get equal access to your mental health and substance use disorder benefits are: the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008; and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. These laws apply to most health insurance plans.

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9 hours ago The Mental Health Parity Act: 10 Years Later. November 22, 2018. Robin Gelburd, JD. The president of FAIR Health demonstrates the changes in behavioral health coverage over the past decade through

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9 hours ago Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) About This Tool . The goal of this self-compliance tool is to help group health plans, plan sponsors, plan administrators, group and individual market health insurance issuers, State regulators and other parties determine whether

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2 hours ago The Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 (S. 558) will completely end insurance discrimination . An affiliate of the American Psychological Association . fewer employees or to the individual market. State parity laws will continue to protect people in these plans. When the Mental Health Parity Act becomes law, 113 million people across the

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3 hours ago The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) generally requires employment-based group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide group health coverage for mental health/substance use disorders to maintain parity between such benefits and their medical/surgical benefits.

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7 hours ago Over the past 2 decades, a series of legislative initiatives have advanced parity of insurance coverage for behavioral health disorders, namely mental and substance use disorders (M/SUDs), in the United States. 1,2 Parity in the context of recent federal laws means that insurance benefits for M/SUD services must be no more restrictive than those for medical and …

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5 hours ago The paul wellstone and pete domenici mental health parity and addiction equity act of 2008 (mhpaea) is a federal law that generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health or substance use disorder (mh/sud) benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on those benefits than on …

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6 hours ago The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would strengthen enforcement of existing mental health parity laws, which can be challenging for employers to meet due to behavioral health provider shortages and lack of adequate networks.

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What is the mental health parity and addiction equity act?

the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008; and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. These laws apply to most health insurance plans. NYS also has laws that enhance coverage and promote access to behavioral health services, including:

What is mental health parity?

Learn more about common mental health conditions that affect millions. Mental health parity describes the equal treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders in insurance plans.

What is title vii of the mental health parity act?

Title VII– parity in the application of certain limits to men- tal health benefits. Washington (DC): 104thCon- gress, 1996, Sept. 4 United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Fact sheet: The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) [Internet].

Will parity legislation add to the cost of health care?

Those opposing parity legislation often assert that it will add to the cost of health care.

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