Behavioral Health Parity and Medicaid

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Behavioral health parity refers to requirements for health insurers to cover mental health and substance use disorder services on terms that are equal to those offered for medical and surgical services.  This issue brief explains how behavioral health parity applies in the Medicaid program, including the major provisions of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ April 10, 2015 proposed regulations, and identifies key policy issues at the intersection of behavioral health parity and Medicaid.

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Date: Jun 2015
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation