Recent Decision on the California Mental Health Parity Law: Health Plans Must Cover All Medically Necessary Treatment

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Private health insurance must cover mental health equal to physical health conditions. This is "mental health parity.” It is the law. This pub tells you about state law. It tells you about “medical necessity.” It explains that it is hard to define. It advises you to appeal health plan decisions about it. This pub does not cover Medi-Cal.

 

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