As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Issuer Checklist and Certification
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Issuer Checklist and Certification has been developed by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute for use by insurance regulators in reviewing products filed by issuers for compliance with MHPAEA. Regulators can use this template form to require issuers to: (i) indicate that they meet the specific requirements of the regulations promulgated pursuant to MHPAEA; (ii) provide a detailed explanation of any requirements that they do not meet; and (iii) certify that (a) the information in the Checklist and Certification is accurate and complete, and (b) they generally comply with MHPAEA. This Checklist and Certification is in word document format and can by amended by state regulators that wish to include additional checklist items or descriptive requirements. Once completed by the issuer, the checklist can streamline insurance regulator review of issuer’s product compliance with the requirements of the MHPAEA.