National Guidance from CMS and SAMHSA with Parity Defined for Consumers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a guidance on how to communicate about social and behavioral health services to consumers. The Roadmap provides clear steps for treatment and recovery with checklists and sample forms to gather information, as well as information on Mental Health and Substance Addiction Parity requirements. Also included in this document is a glossary of terms to explain technical Parity language that may be cumbersome to understand.

Click here to download the Roadmap: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/Downloads/Coverage-to-Care-Behavioral-Roadmap.pdf