Maryland Network Adequacy Consumer Fact Sheet + FAQs

Making Substance Use and Mental HealthCare More Affordable and Accessible: New Health Care Protections in Maryland: Marylanders with state-regulated private health insurance have a right to timely and accessible addiction and mental health care. Your private health insurance plan must have enough providers in its network to allow you to get care within a reasonable appointment wait time and travel distance.

FAQs on Maryland’s Provider Network Standards for Substance Use and Mental Health Care in Private Insurance: Maryland has updated its private health insurance provider network standards to improve access to substance use disorder and mental health care. These new rules will help make addiction and mental health treatment covered by private insurers more affordable and accessible by requiring reasonable appointment wait times and travel distances.