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The costs and effects of parity for mental health and substance abuse insurance benefits

The costs and effects of parity for mental health and substance abuse insurance benefits

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Rockville, MD (5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville 20857) .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Insurance, Mental health -- United States -- States,
    • Insurance, Health -- United States -- States

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesInsurance benefits :
      StatementMerrile Sing ... [et al.].
      SeriesDHHS publication ;, no. (SMA) 98-3205
      ContributionsSing, Merrile., United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration., Center for Mental Health Services (U.S.), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (U.S.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG9387 .C657 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL431809M
      LC Control Number98139517

      The Costs and Effects of Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Benefits. Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA. DHHS Publication No. Maxfield, M., Achman, L., & Cook, A. (). National Estimates of Mental Health Insurance Benefits. DHHS Pub. No. (SMA)   SUBJECT: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force. My Administration has made behavioral health a priority and taken a number of steps to improve the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.

        In our state, lack of access to mental health and substance care is a pressing issue. Over the last decade, New Hampshire (NH) residents have consistently reported high rates of alcohol and substance abuse in comparison to national averages, yet the state's efforts and infrastructure to deal with mental health and substance abuse issues continue to fall short of national standards.   In , advocates for behavioral health coverage celebrated the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), which became effective beginning in (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ).

      Parity in Insurance Benefits for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Prepared for the Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee By Susan Byorth Fox, Research Analyst March Insurance benefits for mental health services vary widely across the country and may be different from the benefits for physical health Size: 19KB. The intent of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of is to eliminate differences between health insurance coverage of mental health and substance use disorder benefits and coverage of medical or surgical benefits. The Affordable Care Act significantly extended the reach of the Wellstone-Domenici law by applying it to new insurance by:


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Costs and effects of parity for mental health and substance abuse insurance benefits. Rockville, MD ( Fishers Lane, Rockville ): U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, [] (OCoLC) Material Type.

The costs and effects of parity for mental health and substance abuse insurance benefits. US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Cited by: 8. 23 T.L. Mark et a1., “U.S. Spending for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, –,” Health Affairs 24 (): w –w (published online 29 March ; /hlthaff.w5 Cited by: While research evaluating mental health parity mandates undoubtedly helped pave the way for passage of comprehensive federal parity legislation last year, little research has been conducted on the effects of parity mandates for substance use treatment benefits (7, 8).

Inunder Presidential order, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Cited by: Full mental health and substance abuse parity for children, within the context of managed care, can achieve equivalence of benefits in health insurance coverage and improve financial protection.

for mental health and substance abuse as they do for medical illnesses. This measure is under consideration. III. STUDIES ON THE COSTS OF PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS The cost of paying for health insurance parity for mental illness has been the topic of much debate on both the national and state level.

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PARITY LEGISLATION 10 Vermont’s Experience with Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MHSA) Parity 10 Parity Did Not Cause Employers to Drop Coverage or Switch to Self Insurance Products 11 Access to Outpatient Mental Health Services Improved with Parity; Access to Inpatient or.

Costs may also be shifted to the criminal justice system, which deals predominately with individuals with addiction disorders and substance abuse problems.

NAADAC's Perspective on Behavioral Health Parity. NAADAC supports mental health and substance abuse parity legislation at. What Oregon's parity law can tell us about the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and spending on substance abuse treatment services Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Vol.No.

3Cited by: Sing M, Hill SC, Smolkin S, et al: The Costs and Effects of Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Benefits. DHHS pub SMA Rockville, Md, Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 2 Does my health plan offer parity for MH/SU benefits. Most employer-based health plans, but not all, must offer parity for MH/SU benefits.2 These are.

Mental health benefits legislation involves changing regulations for mental health insurance coverage to improve financial protection (i.e., decreased financial burden) and to increase access to, and use of, mental health services including substance abuse services. The Costs and Effects of Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Benefits.

DHHS Publication Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, 4. Sturm R. How Expensive Is Unlimited Mental Health Care Coverage Under Managed Care. Journal of the American Medical Association ;(18) 5. Sing M, Hill S, Smolkin S, Heiser N: The Costs and Effects of Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Benefits.

DHHS Publication Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, 4. Sturm R, How Expensive Is Unlimited. Statement of Purpose: To enable the Insurance Commissioner to collect information to ensure the parity of mental health and substance abuse benefits to medical, surgical or other physical health benefits, and to empower the commissioner to enforce the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ofas amended, and any regulations adopted thereunder.

SAMHSA, The Cost and Effects of Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Benefits,Sturm, Robert. "How Expensive is Unlimited Mental Health Care Coverage Under Managed Care?" Journal of the American Medical Association; November.

Abstract. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) ofthe federal law requiring parity in coverage for mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) services and medical/surgical services offered in group health insurance plans, was the culmination of over fifty years of advocacy and : Haiden A.

Huskamp. About the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The Know Your Rights: Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits brochure lists some of the common limits placed on mental health and substance use disorder benefits and services and includes additional information on Author: Assistant Secretary For Public Affairs (ASPA).

Methods: The authors compared substance abuse treatment spending and utilization from to for continuously enrolled beneficiaries covered by Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) plans, which require parity coverage of mental health and substance use disorders, with spending and utilization among beneficiaries in a matched set of health plans without parity by: The law, otherwise known as the Mental Health Parity Act of (Public Law ), prohibits group health plans that offer mental health benefits from imposing more restrictive annual or lifetime limits on spending for mental illness than are imposed on coverage of physical illnesses.

The paper's main contribution is to describe and decompose the effect of managed care for mental health and substance abuse and to relate the observed effects to the incentives in the contract. We show the total plan and employee payments by month of service date for all major categories of expenditures, such as inpatient, other residential.Although research evaluating effects of mental health parity mandates has undoubtedly helped to pave the way for passage of comprehensive federal legislation on parity inlittle re-search has been conducted on the ef-fects of parity mandates for substance abuse treatment benefits (7,8).

Inunder a presidential order, the.Mental Health Parity Legislation, Cost-Sharing and Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Dhaval M. Dave, Swati Mukerjee. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in NovemberRevised in December NBER Program(s):Health Economics Program. Treatment is highly cost-effective in reducing an individual's substance abuse (SA) and associated harms.