On 7/25/23, Health and Human Services published a proposed rule to ensure that private health plans are complying with the Mental Health Parity Act of 2008. The Mental Health Parity Act aims to make sure that individuals have the same access to mental health services as they do to other services on their health plans.
The proposed rule would require insurance companies to make changes when they are providing inadequate access to mental health services, make it clear what health plans can and cannot do, and close existing loopholes. Health plans would also have to evaluate how their plans impact the patient's access to mental health services.
Read more at: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Treasury announce proposed rules to strengthen Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act | HHS.gov