Take a brief survey to further parity initiatives by the APA Practice Organization
By Legal & Regulatory Affairs staff
As part of our advocacy for equitable and appropriate access to mental health treatment, the APA Practice Organization is conducting a brief survey about potential insurance company violations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act (MHPAEA), the Affordable Care Act and related state parity laws. We ask you to complete the following survey to help us identify offending practices and the companies applying those policies, as well as whether patients have been subjected to improper denial of mental health treatment. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
We are particularly concerned about company practices that you believe have significantly harmed patients or negatively impacted their care, for example by terminating or stepping down care too early. We focus on health plans that are subject to federal parity under MHPAEA (not plans covering fewer than 50-employees or state or public school employee plans that have opted out of parity).
In the April 25 issue of the PracticeUpdate e-newsletter, we asked members to send a broad range of parity complaints to the key federal parity enforcement agencies. The current survey is a complementary initiative, directing information to us and focused on particular issues that have surfaced in recent member complaints.