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Mental Health Parity Act of 2007

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Mental Health Parity Act of 2007

report (to accompany S. 558).

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insurance, Mental health -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReport / 110th Congress, 1st session, Senate -- 110-53.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF31 .L27 2007a
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p. ;
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17633778M
    OCLC/WorldCa123491934

    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, passed in , requires insurers to provide the same coverage for mental disorders that they do for other medical conditions.   Mental health parity is a concept which states that mental health care coverage should be equal to physical health care coverage, and it's still an .


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Shown Here: Passed Senate amended (09/18/) Mental Health Parity Act of - (Sec. 2) Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Public Health Service Act to require a group health plan that provides both medical and surgical benefits and mental health benefits to ensure that: (1) the financial requirements applicable to such mental health.

The Mental Health Parity Act of (MHPA) provided that large group health plans cannot impose Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 book or lifetime dollar limits Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 book mental health benefits that are less favorable than any such limits imposed on medical/surgical benefits.

MHPAEA preserves the MHPA protections and adds significant new protections, such as extending the parity. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) is a federal law requiring group health care plans to offer mental health and/or substance abuse (MH/SUD) benefits on.

The Mental Health Parity Act, as passed by the Senate, represents a substantial improvement on the Act. Like the earlier law, it would require parity in annual and life-time limits.

In addition, though, it would extend the parity mandate to deductibles, to co-insurance, and to the number of visits per year. Get this from a library. Mental Health Parity Act of report (to accompany S.

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Everyday low /5(6). The federal government’s proposed rules implementing the mental health parity law would have unclear and in some cases unintended consequences, according to Author: Steve Bates.

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Crs Report for Congress: The Mental Health Parity ACT: A Legislative History: Janu - RlAuthor: Ramya Sundararaman. Mental Health Parity Act of In the United States having a mental illness carries a stigma.

Most health insurance carriers do not have adequate coverage for mental health related issues such as hospitalization and psychotherapy.

On Septem the United States Senate passed legislation (S ) that would require health insurers to. The Mental Health Parity Act (as ofknown as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, or MHPAEA) is a federal law that prohibits group health plans and health insurers from imposing unfair and unfavorable limitations on mental health or substance abuse disorder benefits, when compared to the medical and surgical benefits they offer.

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The federal Mental Health Parity Act of (MHPA) had limited scope, in part, because parity applied only to annual and lifetime dollar limits and did not cover SA and its treatment.

Several state legislatures enacted their own stronger parity laws immediately after passage of the MHPA and thereafter, only a few of which were by: 8.

Evaluations of the effects of the federal legislation, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Parity Act, are needed as this law contains more requirements for parity than the earlier Mental Health Parity Act. Evaluations of long-term (more than three years) effects of mental health benefits legislation are needed.

The Politics And Economics Of Mental Health ‘Parity’ Laws He and McGuire are writing a book on mental health/substance abuse finance reform as a Cited by: “Please help close loopholes in the current mental health parity law by cosponsoring S.the Mental Health Parity Act of ” Psychologist leaders took this message to their elected officials on Capitol Hill at the culmination of the APA Practice Organization State Leadership Conference (SLC), March The original sunset date was extended six times, through Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was enacted in October of The main purpose of MHPAEA was to fill the loopholes left by the MHPA. today are denied needed mental health care and treatment. This bill represents a major breakthrough for those with mental health needs, ensuring their access to fair and equitable health insurance.” ### The Mental Health Parity Act of Summary Who Will This Bill Help.

Previously, the Mental Health Parity Act of merely banned the annual or lifetime dollar limits on mental health care services that were higher than those for general medical care. While most states had some form of parity law, they were often limited in scope (e.g., covering only public employees or mandating parity for limited diagnoses).Cited by: Fact Sheet U.S.

Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration Janu The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of (MHPAEA) MHPAEA, which amended the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income File Size: 64KB. Making Mental Health Essential Health.

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of (MHPAEA or Parity Act) requires health insurance carriers to achieve coverage parity between Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (MH/SUD) and medical/surgical benefits, especially in regard to financial requirements and treatment limitations.

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of (MHPAEA) mandates that Group Health Plans that provide mental health coverage must provide parity between medical/surgical benefits and mental health/substance use disorder benefits.

As of June18 states (Figure 1) had legislated parity for restrictions on mental health care coverage not addressed in the federal Mental Health Parity Act. State-level parity laws have typically eliminated differences in deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments, or limits on the numbers of inpatient days or outpatient visits.

Shown Here: Passed House amended (09/23/) Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of - (Sec. 2) Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to require a group health plan that provides both medical and surgical benefits and.

The Mental Health Act (c 12) is an Act of the Parliament of the United amended the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act It applies to people in England and Wales.

Most of the Act was implemented on 3 November It introduced significant changes which included:Introduced by: Lord Warner, the Department of. Howard Goldman talked about the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ofSeptember 4, National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

On JRosalynn Carter testified before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee in favor of the Wellstone Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, calling for mental illnesses to be covered by insurance on par with physical illnesses.

mental health and substance use disorder benefits (such as copayments, visit limits, and preauthorization requirements) must generally be comparable with those for medical/surgical benefits. i The parity law, also known as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and other laws require transparency and disclosure of.

Expanded mental health parity legislation passed in the second session of the th Congress, th following a number of unsuccessful attempts.

(P.L. ) In the first session of the Congress, Senator Domenici introduced the Mental Health Parity Act of (S. ) on Febru Mental Health Act Guide Book v Introduction The Mental Health Act establishes the legislative framework within which care, control and treatment can be provided for persons with a mental illness in NSW.

A good understanding of the major objectives and requirements of File Size: 1MB. Septem — The U. Senate passed the Mental Health Parity Act of by unanimous consent on September The bill requires group health insurance plans that offer mental health coverage to apply financial requirements to mental health benefits that are no more restrictive than the requirements pertaining to medical/surgical.

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of (MHPAEA or Parity Law) promised equity in the insurance coverage of mental health and substance use disorder care, but years later mental health parity is still not a reality and too many Americans continue to be denied care when they need it the most.

Abstract. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) ofthe federal law requiring parity in coverage for mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) services and medical/surgical services offered in group health insurance plans, was the culmination of over fifty years of advocacy and : Haiden A.

Huskamp. ABSTRACT: Between andthe share of workers subject to mental health parity laws greatly increased. But because of exemptions for self-insured firms and small firms, coverage is Cited by: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, -intended to end health insurance benefit inequity between mental health and substance abuse -if plans offer health care, but also offer parity with mental health/substance abuse.

The increases in health care utilization are admittedly modest. For example, study findings indicate that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of was associated with an increase in spending on health care services for a child with autism spectrum disorder of only $73 in the first year following its implementation.

But the. An Act to amend the Mental Health Actthe Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act and the Mental Capacity Act in relation to mentally disordered persons; to amend section 40 of the Mental Capacity Act ; and for connected purposes.The Affordable Care Act builds on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of to extend federal parity protections to 62 million Americans.

The parity law aims to ensure that when coverage for mental health and substance use conditions is provided, it is generally comparable to coverage for medical and surgical care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) builds on the.The Obama administration announced on Friday that it will require parity for mental health insurance coverage.

That means that health insurers must apply the same copayments, deductibles, and visit limits to mental healthcare as they do for physical health care treatment.