August 19, 2022
Mental Health
  • A new Kaiser Family Foundation brief explains existing parity requirements and highlights key policy issues raised by regulators and advocates that could be addressed in the future. The brief specifically examines four policy issues: 1) simplifying parity standards to make benefit comparisons easier, 2) looking at how insurers are using medical necessity criteria to make behavior health coverage decisions, 3) developing enforceable standards to determine the adequacy of provider networks across the full spectrum of behavioral health needs, 4) and evaluating enforcement tools to allow regulators to better assess and enforce parity compliance. (Brief here)