Mental Health Parity Toolkit
PARITY TOOLKIT FOR ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS, PROVIDERS & ADVOCATES
The Parity Implementation Coalition provides this toolkit as an aid for individuals in and seeking recovery from addiction and mental illness and their families, providers and advocates to help them understand their new rights and benefits under the parity law. The toolkit is designed to be a resource in how to better communicate with plans, how to ably prepare and document information should disputes arise with a health plan over coverage or reimbursement and better understand your basic appeals rights and procedures. Clearly, every plan has its own appeals policies and procedures and each plan participant must become informed about his or her own plan’s appeals process.