URAC Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (MHSUD) parity accreditation

The 2022 Mental Health Parity Report to Congress found that none of the payers reviewed satisfied the requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. 

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) require employers, insurers, third party administrators and certain Medicaid plans who offer mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) services to offer them at parity with medical benefits. While this law has been in effect for 15 years, there continues to be variation in implementation by market and jurisdiction.

URAC’s compliance guide, ParityManagerTM software tool and accreditation serve as a roadmap for improved compliance with federal parity regulations and provide independent third-party validation of parity compliance program practices and performance.

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