Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 7539, Strengthening Behavioral Health Parity Act [open pdf - 34KB]
This is the Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on July 15, 2020. From the Document: "H.R. 7539 would require the Secretaries of the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury to request a minimum of 20 comparative analyses per year from health insurance plans. The analyses would include potential violations of parity requirements between medical and mental health and substance abuse services and would involve potential noncompliance with nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs). NQTLs are practices such as prior authorization, medical management standards, step therapy, and prescription drug formulary design. H.R. 7539 also would require the Secretaries to include a summary of the comparative analyses in a report to the Congress each year and to include examples of noncompliance found through those investigations in program guidance that is issued every two years."
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