Watch Today's Web Briefing on Final Rule on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity
Friday, November 8, 2013 | 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Today, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL), and the Treasury are jointly issuing the final rule to implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), and ensure that health plan features such as co-pays, deductibles, and visit limits are generally not more restrictive for mental health/substance use disorders benefits than they are for medical/surgical benefits. The final rule will be posted on the Federal Register website by 11:15 a.m. EST.
Today's action also includes specific additional consumer protections, such as:
As time permits, participants may ask the speakers questions by calling the toll-free dial-in number: 800-988-9672 and using the Conference ID: HHS.
Web Briefing Speakers