Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)

AHA comments on the proposed rule regarding Requirements Related to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).
For years, many commercial health insurers treated coverage for mental health or substance use disorders (SUD) very differently than for medical and surgical benefits.
The departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services July 25 issued a proposed rule related to the enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008.
This report documents the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) findings related specifically to prior authorization and payment delays and denials. This work is informed by two large surveys of hospitals, as well as interviews and group discussions with hundreds of hospital and health system…
The House voted 220-205 today to pass legislation to hold employer-based health plans more accountable for improper denials of mental health and substance use benefits.
The House Ways and Means Committee today voted to advance to the full House bipartisan legislation (H.R. 8876) that would reauthorize the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and double annual funding for the program to $800 million over five years.
The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury have released three new resources to help Americans know their mental health coverage rights under federal law.