CHA Comments on Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule

CHA Comments on Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule

CHA submitted comments on the proposed rule and technical release that strengthen the implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Enforcement Act.

CHA submitted comments on the proposed rule, “Requirements Related to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA),” that strengthens the implementation of the MHPAEA to help ensure that individuals’ access to mental health and substance use disorder services is on par with their access to medical and surgical services.

Our comments offer specific recommendations to help ensure that children and youth have access to timely and appropriate services, across the continuum of care (prevention, intermediate levels of care, inpatient services, crisis services and community-based services), regardless of payer.

CHA also submitted comments on the accompanying technical release, which seeks comments on insurer data collection requirements relating to network composition to demonstrate compliance with the MHPAEA.

Our comments focus on data that will inform the oversight of the adequacy of plan’s pediatric mental health provider network across the continuum of services to help ensure that the MHPAEA meets its promise for the nation’s children and youth.


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