URAC strongly supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against patients with mental health and/or substance use disorders. The Administration’s announcement of the proposed rule to refine, clarify, and expand the regulations implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a major milestone in these efforts and URAC applauds the intensive efforts of the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services.
URAC has a long-standing record of supporting MHPAEA compliance, including offering ParityManager® the only enterprise compliance software solution for MHPAEA document management, and offers the nation’s only comprehensive accreditation program for full compliance systems for the requirements of MHPAEA. URAC has a thirty-year history of improving health care which is central to our accreditation programs and serves as a foundation of the development of our parity standards.
We are pleased to announce that URAC will convene a multi-stakeholder conference to prepare recommendations in response to the Biden-Harris Administration’s request for comment on Proposed Relevant Data Requirements for Nonquantitative Treatment Limitations (NQTLs). More details on the conference will be available in the coming days.