Next week’s webinar will offer payors a roadmap to readiness. Register here:
Parity Legislation Compliance Webinar Series Part 1: Getting Ready for Mental Health Parity Wednesday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
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The Mental Health Parity and Addiction [...]
Those of you with no legal background, brace yourselves for this opening line: The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – which is housed within the Department of Labor and oversees ERISA – through their Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, states that Parity will be subject to the “anti-abuse” proposed rule – 29 C.F.R. [...]
Surprised about the delay? No, but employers and plans will need to move forward carefully, doing everything they can to comply reasonably and in “good faith” until we receive clarification.
On October 2nd, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote to House and Senate lawmakers saying that the administration “aims” to issue regulations for the one-year old [...]
The question of what to do with employee assistance programs or EAP when Parity legislation drastically expands behavioral health coverage is not new. We have been dealing with this question for more than a decade. The questions take on several different flavors:
Is it true that mental health and substance abuse coverage will be so [...]
There are two astronomical events happening at the same time: Parity regulations are being crafted to impact more than 100 million Americans while health and insurance Reform packages are being considered -the impact of which will be felt by all of us. Oddly, both are still vague and we lack the foresight to prepare ourselves [...]