COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - STATUTORY REPORTS


Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Annual Report
Statutory Cite:Next Due Date:Frequency:Report Status:
10-16-147 Mar 1, 2020AnnualOngoing
HB 18-1357
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10-16-147. Parity reporting - commissioner - definition. (1) (a) By March 1, 2019, and every other March 1 thereafter, the commissioner shall submit a written report and provide a presentation of the report to the general assembly that:
(I) Specifies the methodology the commissioner uses to verify that carriers are complying with section 10-16-104 (5.5) and rules adopted under that section and with the MHPAEA, any regulations adopted pursuant to that act, or guidance related to compliance with and oversight of that act;
(II) Identifies market conduct examinations initiated, conducted, or completed during the preceding twelve months regarding compliance with section 10-16-104 (5.5) and rules adopted under that section and with the MHPAEA and regulations adopted under that act and summarizes the outcomes of those market conduct examinations;
(III) Details any educational or corrective actions the commissioner has taken to ensure carrier compliance with section 10-16-104 (5.5) and rules adopted under that section and with the MHPAEA and regulations adopted under that act.

10-16-104. Mandatory coverage provisions - definitions - rules.
(5.5) Behavioral, mental health, and substance use disorders - rules. (a) (I) Every health benefit plan subject to part 2, 3, or 4 of this article 16, except those described in section 10-16-102 (32)(b), must provide coverage for the treatment of both biologically based mental health disorders and behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorders that is no less extensive than the coverage provided for a physical illness.

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