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

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Tara Adams Ragone

Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy

John Jacobi

Seton Hall School of Law

Date Written: January 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ragone, Tara Adams and Jacobi, John, The Puzzle of Parity: Implementing Behavioral Health Parity (January 2017). Seton Hall School of Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law and Policy, Briefing Report, January 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2917400

Tara Adams Ragone (Contact Author)

Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy ( email )

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John Jacobi

Seton Hall School of Law ( email )

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Newark, NJ 07102-5210
United States
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