United Healthcare fined $1 million by Pennsylvania for violations of mental-health law – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted: November 9, 2019 at 8:51 am

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The Mental Health Parity act requires health insurance plans to contain equivalent levels of coverage for mental health and substance use disorder care as for medical or surgical care, the Insurance Department said. This law covers quantitative limitations, such as copays, deductibles, and limits on inpatient or outpatient visits that are covered, plus other restraints on getting care, such as pre-authorizations, the number of providers available through a plans network, and what a plan deems medically necessary.

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