Final Regulations Under Mental Health Parity Act

The Departments of the Treasury, IRS, Labor and HHS have released final rules under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

Document Excerpt

This document contains final rules implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which requires parity between mental health or substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits with respect to financial requirements and treatment limitations under group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage. This document also contains a technical amendment relating to external review with respect to the multi-state plan program administered by the Office of Personnel Management.

 

Link http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/mhpaeafinalrule.pdf

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