What’s New for Insurers in Mental Health Parity Compliance

Diagnosing Health Care Podcast - Episode 25

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury jointly released a set of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) related to recent changes made to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act effective as of February 10, 2021, and enacted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act at the end of 2020. Accordingly, health plans and insurers must ensure that they understand, and are prepared to provide regulators with documentation of their compliance with, parity requirements on at least a small group of specific non-quantitative treatment limits.

Special guest Henry Harbin, MD, Health Care Consultant and former CEO of Magellan Health Services, and Epstein Becker Green attorneys Kevin MaloneDavid Shillcutt, and Tim Murphy discuss how stakeholders can gain key insights into the federal enforcement approach on parity from the new set of FAQs, including where the government might get the most return on investment for enforcement.

The Diagnosing Health Care podcast series examines the business opportunities and solutions that exist despite the high-stakes legal, policy, and regulatory issues that the health care industry faces.


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