The Parity Implementation Coalition was formed to help ensure that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA)-- a federal law that protects a group health plan's mental health and/or substance use coverage benefits -- is properly enforced. If you are a patient or provider who has complaints, we would like to hear from you. Depending on the nature of your complaint, we may be able to provide help in resolving your problem or point you to other resources. Your reports will also help us identify potential patterns of critical concern to federal regulators.

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Members of the Parity Implementation Coalition join with the Kennedy Forum in releasing the 2nd edition of the Parity Resource Guide, entitled “Simplifying the Appeals Process: Strategies for Winning Disputes with your Health Plan.”

Members of the Parity Implementation Coalition, a group of addiction and mental health consumer and provider organizations committed to the implementation of the 2008 parity law, are pleased that the Secretaries of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury today released final regulations implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

Former Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) talked about the implementation of the 2008 bill they co-sponsored, the Mental Health Parity Act. The legislation requires most insurers to provide better coverage for mental health care.

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