On January 26, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved California’s request to amend the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal Section 1115 demonstration. This expert perspective describes the amendment, a centerpiece of which is approval for California Medicaid to provide a targeted set of Medicaid services to youth and adults in state prisons, county jails, and youth correctional facilities for up to 90 days prior to release. By providing re-entry services to Medicaid-enrolled individuals who are incarcerated, California aims to build a bridge to community-based care for justice-involved enrollees, offering them services to stabilize their physical and behavioral health conditions and establishing, prior to release, a re-entry plan for their community-based care.
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.