Parity Toolkits

Parity Education Toolkit for Maryland

The Parity at 10 Campaign has developed a toolkit to improve awareness of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.  It includes 5 separate one-pagers that help consumers and providers know what benefits are covered under the health insurance plan and/or what to do if treatment is denied treatment.  This toolkit helps treatment providers respond to patient inquiries about insurance coverage, take action when insurance barriers arise, and feel more informed about the Parity Act. You can download the entire Maryland Parity Toolkit here and through the following individual links:

More Parity Resources

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Parity Act, the MPS Payer Relations Committee hosted a seminar in October 2018.  Please click the links below for detailed resources that psychiatrists can use in their practices.

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Quick Guide

Parity Facts

How Parity Implementation Can Help Psychiatrists

Parity Flyer with Maryland Contacts

Common Parity Violations Infographic

Red Flags Poster

Share Your Story: Accessing Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Treatment Through Your Insurance

Parity Compliance Problems

Warning Signs- Plan or Policy Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitations (NQTLs) that Require Additional Analysis to Determine Mental Health Parity Compliance

How to File a Complaint in Maryland

Click here to download all of the items above.