The Legal Action Center recently released Health Insurance for Addiction and Mental Health Care: A Guide to the Federal Parity Law.
The Guide explains patients’ and providers’ rights to insurance coverage for substance use and mental disorders.
The guide answers question such as:• My health insurer denied me inpatient addiction treatment. Now what?• My health insurer will only approve 2 days of residential addiction treatment at a time. What can I do?• My health insurer’s network has no doctors who prescribe Suboxone. What are my rights?• My health insurer says my psychologist visits are not medically necessary. Is there anything I can do?
A federal law forbids health insurers from discriminating against people with substance use or mental disorders. Health Insurance for Addiction & Mental Health Care: A Guide to the Federal Parity Law explains patients’ and providers’ rights care under this law, the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health...