NAMD Memo on Medicaid Mental Health Parity Final Regulation

This memo aims to support Medicaid Directors in reviewing CMS’s final rule implementing mental health parity requirements in Medicaid under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The document explores state Medicaid program and MCO roles and responsibilities under the rule, as well as the general parity requirements. It also highlights key considerations for states, which include the application of parity to long-term services and supports and potential administrative resources states may need to dedicate to demonstrate compliance, especially in states using MCOs in conjunction with other delivery models.

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