The Puzzle of Parity: Implementing Behavioral Health Parity
Seton Hall School of Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law and Policy, Briefing Report, January 2017
36 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2017
Date Written: January 2017
At a conference held at Seton Hall School of Law on September 16, 2016, academics, regulators, advocates, and plan representatives came together to share ideas on how parity implementation can be achieved. Uncertainty is the enemy of all interested parties, and each participant offered wisdom and experience to the efforts to move forward to fair and appropriate coverage of behavioral health services. This Briefing Report details the conference’s proceedings, describes and analyzes the areas of parity concern raised, and provides action items and recommendations to advance the goal of effective and efficient parity implementation.
Keywords: mental health parity, behavioral health parity, non-quantitative treatment limitations, NQTLs, utilization management, parity implementation, parity enforcement
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