CMS Finalizes Rule Requiring State Medicaid Plans And CHIP To Give Parity To Mental Health And Substance-Abuse Treatment

Modern Healthcare (3/29, Dickson, Subscription Publication) reports “CMS has finalized a rule that provides states and plans no flexibility in meeting requirements to provide Medicaid enrollees and children the same level of benefits for mental health or substance-abuse treatment that they provide for medical and surgical care.” The rule was created to apply the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 to Medicaid managed-care plans and CHIP.

Related Links:

— “States, plans get no flexibility under final mental health parity rule,” Virgil Dickson, Modern Healthcare, March 29, 2016.

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