2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Bureau of Insurance Data Collection (Language Only) (language only)

Item 483 #1s

Item 483 #1s

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State Corporation Commission


Page 598, after line 26, insert:

"C. The Bureau of Insurance shall collect data from the fully-insured health insurance plans on appointment wait times for medical, mental health, and substance use disorder services as part of its annual mental health parity data collection. The Bureau shall analyze that data to evaluate the extent to which Virginians have difficulty accessing medical and behavioral health services, determine whether differences in appointment wait times by service type indicate possible violations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), and conduct market reviews of outlier insurance plans to determine whether they are in violation of the MHPAEA."


(This amendment adds language directing the Bureau of Insurance to collect on fully-insured health plans as part of its annual mental health parity data collection efforts, and determine whether possible violations of the MHPAEA exist.)