MH Parity - Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act...

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± Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a federal law that provides participants who already have benefits under mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) coverage parity with benefits limitations under their medical/surgical coverage ± Applies to public sector and private sector employers ± Preserves the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 Jaclyn Smith Teneisha Bailey
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± If a group health plan includes medical/surgical benefits and substance use disorder benefits, the financial requirements and treatment limitations that apply to substance use disorder benefits,or mental health benefits, they must be no more restrictive than the predominant financial requirements or treatment limitations that apply to substantially all medical/surgical benefits; ± MH/SUD benefits may not be subject to any separate cost sharing requirements or treatment limitations that only apply to such benefits; ± If a group health plan includes medical/surgical benefits and mental health
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course SOWK 335 taught by Professor Ford during the Spring '11 term at James Madison University.

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