The White House recently announced that the federal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force released its final report. The Task Force included a series of actions and recommendations to:
- Help ensure better implementation of parity
- Help consumers, providers, and plans understand how parity works
- Ensure appropriate oversight and enforcement of parity protections.
These steps are based on input the Task Force received through a series of listening sessions held between March and October, and through the more than 1,100 public comments the Task Force received from individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, families, their providers, advocates, and other stakeholders.