In November the Legal Action Center issued Frequently Asked Questions on the final Federal Parity Regulations. Questions answered include:
- What is the federal parity law?
- How does the federal parity law work?
- Which programs must comply with the federal parity law?
- When does the final parity rule go into effect?
- What are the major areas the final parity rule addresses?
- How does the final parity rule address scope of service?
- Does the final parity rule discuss residential treatment?
- Does the final parity rule give additional guidance on the application of the parity law to non-quantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs)?
- Does the final parity rule give additional examples of NQTLs?
- How does the final parity rule address provider rates?
- Under the final parity rule, what are plans required to disclose to consumers?
- Who has primary monitoring and enforcement oversight over the parity law?
- How does the final parity rule address the relationship between the federal parity law and state laws?
- Which types of plans must comply with the final parity regulations?
- What guidance governs other types of coverage that has to comply with the federal parity law?
The document also provides links to regulations and other forms of guidance the government has issued on the federal parity law. The document is available at:
Source: Legal Action Center – November 2013