Mental health and substance use disorder treatment are part of comprehensive medical care. Mental health and substance use disorder parity means that insurance benefits for mental health care and substance use disorder treatment must be comparable to physical health benefits.
So what does mental health and substance use disorder parity mean for you?
Now until August 31, the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force is encouraging patients, families, consumer advocates, health care providers, insurers, and other stakeholders to share their experience with mental health and substance use disorder insurance parity.How have parity protections affected you? What are your suggestions for improving awareness of parity protections and monitoring of health plans’ compliance with parity? Let your voice be heard. Be part of the solution.