In the Law360 article, “3 Items on Attys’ Wish List for Mental Health Parity Guidance,” principal and co-chair of the Health Services practice Lisa Campbell spoke to the potential of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) releasing new guidance on mental health parity.

As reported by Law360, Campbell said “the DOL is asking plans for specific data points, with examples including provider reimbursement rates, rates at which providers are accepting new patients, and how often providers are utilized in a given network.”

“It would actually be helpful to have somewhere in guidance what those data points are,” Campbell said, adding while the data is driving the DOL’s analysis, “it’s also driving a lot of the work.”

“If we knew that ahead of time, we would be able to pull the data, analyze it, and then be able to provide it to the department more quickly, so they can then do their analysis,” Campbell said. “Without knowing the specific data points that the department is interested in … we’re all just kind of looking at different things and trying to do our own analysis, but regulators seem to have something else in mind.”

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