MENTAL HEALTH

Paying for parity

State and federal regulators, along with health plans and consumers increasingly recognize mental health issues as requiring treatment on par with physical health. This has led to a complex and changing landscape of requirements, regulations, and funding strategies. Rapid evolution is required to manage growing costs while delivering needed care.

Compliance and compassion

Treating mind and body

Providers and insurers seek ways to improve health while reducing cost growth. Some are looking to integrate medical and behavioral healthcare to deliver improved outcomes while reducing cost of treatment. Defining the terms and measuring outcomes effectively is critical to success in this complex undertaking.

At the same time, regulations such as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) create new compliance challenges while also spurring the industry on toward new frontiers of innovation and compassionate care.

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Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Milliman has produced the MHPAEA resource page in order to inform health plans, plan sponsors, and their advisors of the compliance requirements under MHPAEA. We have created resources that provide a broad overview of the Act as well as resources for specific mental health and substance abuse disorders.

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