CMS reiterated that the broader goal of this long-awaited final rule was to create consistency between public and private health insurance markets, as well as parity between mental and physical health treatment services. As outlined in our initial write-up for the proposed rule, the regulation preserves the general parity rule that prohibits health plans from applying financial requirements or treatment limitations to mental health and substance use disorder benefits that are more restrictive than those imposed on substantially all medical/surgical benefits of a similar kind.
Key provisions of the final rule include:, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published
Pandemic Snap benefits: Those that have children on free and reduced lunch will receive their EBT card in the mail by the end of May if you are not already receiving SNAP benefits. It will be $319 per school aged child. You do not need to apply for this benefit. The DOE will provide your information to FSSA. https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/ 5767.htm?fbclid= IwAR0zhdr9tS1wMovtNNPngc55HCms QSX_4k_E_ GRAjPpNRHWF5ExZgCLUjOE