Mental Health, Parity in Coverage for Patients

The AAFP supports parity of health insurance coverage for patients, regardless of medical or mental health diagnosis. Health care plans should cover mental health care under the same terms and conditions as that provided for other medical care, and payment for licensed behavioral health providers should be part of a patient's medical benefits when those services are delivered by licensed behavioral health providers under the supervision of a primary care physician in an integrated behavioral health model. (1998) (2018 COD)