July 26, 2023
The Biden administration this week announced new rules that seek to improve coverage for mental health and remove barriers to care.
On Tuesday, the administration announced new rules to ensure coverage for mental health is on par with coverage for physical health, bolstering the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).
“Today’s proposed rule reinforces MHPAEA’s fundamental goal of ensuring that families have the same access to mental health and substance use benefits as they do physical health benefits,” the White House said in a statement. “And it would make it easier to get in-network mental health care and eliminate barriers to access that keep people from getting the care they need, when they need it.”
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals continue to advocate for solutions to improve access to mental and behavioral health services. Learn more about this important advocacy.
Additional information is available online.
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