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SAMHSA issues pamphlet for patients and providers on MH parity

A new resource, created in pamphlet form, helps consumers and their providers understand protections related to their mental health and substance use disorder (MH and SUD) benefits and take action if their benefits are denied.

The new publication provides information about how the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act applies to employer-sponsored health plans, including standards for parity among MH and SUD benefits, and other physical health benefits.

Individuals and their providers will learn about reasons why some MH and SUD benefit claims are denied, how to file an internal or external appeal if a claim is denied, and ways to obtain more information about parity, MH and SUD benefits, and appeals of denied claims.

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