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CHA Responds to Proposed Mental Health Parity Requirements for Health Plans, Comment Deadline Extended to Oct. 17

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CHA submitted comments on the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services proposed rule to improve access to mental health services by requiring health plans to make changes when inadequate access is provided. 

In the letter, CHA strongly supports the proposed rule, which clarifies existing mental health parity requirements and strengthens enforcement with respect to nonquantitative treatment limitations to ensure patients are not unfairly restricted from accessing critical mental health and substance use disorder treatment.  

The comment deadline has been extended to 2 p.m. (PT) on Oct. 17. CHA encourages members to use the letter as a template to inform their own comments.