Managed Healthcare Executive January 26, 2022
MHE Staff

A 2022 report by the Department of Labor cites specific examples of health plans and health insurance issuers failing to ensure parity. For instance, a health insurance issuer covered nutritional counseling for medical conditions like diabetes, but not for mental health conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.

Health plans and insurance are failing to deliver parity, or unlimited access, for mental health and substance-use disorder benefits to those they cover, according to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury’s recently released 2022 Report to Congress on the Paul Wellstone and Pete Deomenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008.

The report also highlights the departments’ recent emphasis on greater...

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