MHPAEA FAQs

The Departments have published a series of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) on MHPAEA. 

October 27, 2016: Disclosure, NQTLs, Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders & Court Ordered Treatment: FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 34 and Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation

June 1, 2016: Warning Signs - Plan or Policy Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitations (NQTLs) that Require Additional Analysis to Determine Mental Health Parity Compliance

April 20, 2016: Financial requirements and quantitative treatment limitations, disclosure, and Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorders: FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 31, Mental Health Parity Implementation, and Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act Implementation

October 23, 2015: Disclosure: FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXIX) and Mental Health Parity Implementation

January 9, 2014: MHPAEA & the ACA: FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XVIII) and Mental Health Parity Implementation

November 8, 2013: Effective Date, Application of MHPAEA to Individual Health Plans, Application of Parity to Intermediate Levels of Care, Disclosure & Compliance : FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XVII) and Mental Health Parity Implementation

May 18, 2012: Financial Treatment Limits & Quantitative Treatment Limits FAQs for Employees About the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

May 9 2012: Compliance, Enforcement, 6 Classifications of Benefits, Carve-Outs, NQTLs, Interaction with State Mandates, & Exempt Plan s: FAQs on Understanding Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

November 17, 2011: Prior Authorization, Non-Quantitative Treatment Limits, Scope of Service & Co-Pays: DOL FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part VII) and Mental Health Parity Implementation

December 22, 2010: Small Employer Exemption, Disclosure of Medical Necessity Criteria, & MHPAEA Cost Exemption: DOL FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part V) and Mental Health Parity Implementation