The Mental Health Parity prevents mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment from being more onerous than other medical or surgical treatments.
In other words, you can’t have higher copays, larger deductibles or more unique deductibles; really, any extra “hoops” to jump through. Although these rules have been in place for a while, the new rules are more challenging for employers to follow. The new rules have caught many off guard and they’re effective immediately.
Our compliance experts welcome podcast guest Compliance Strategist Ron Bargatze for episode two of the Health Care Happenings Podcast, to break down the new rules, explore the comparative analysis and how best to handle non-quantitative coverage. They also break down the conversations to have with carriers to access and clarify this information and make available and recommended actions.