Although the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act has been in place since 2008, many questions remain regarding how it affects insurers and whether they cover psychiatric care.
California officials have fined Kaiser Permanente $4 million for failing to provide access to mental health services for its members.
Although Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon initially requested a 9.6 percent rate hike, the state insurance division lowered the allowed increase to 8.9 percent, reported The Oregonian.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has dropped a plan to require subscribers to get prior approval to access a broad range of outpatient mental health services, the Chicago Tribune reports. The