The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Division of Employee Benefits and Security Administration (EBSA) issued 136 citations for health plan violation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) during fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The provisions of MHPAEA require that health plan coverage and limits on accessing benefits for mental health and addiction services be no more restrictive than coverage and limits for medical and surgical services. The concept of parity coverage applies to quantifiable treatment limits (QTLs), such as maximum visits or a cap on claims; and to non-quantifiable treatment limitations (NQTLs . . .
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