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Behavioral Health Crisis Services Governed by the No Surprises Act and the Federal Parity Law

Crisis services for physical health emergencies have for a long time been recognized as essential for all Americans.

However some behavioral health crises have been handled with inadequate\ ineffective approaches by law enforcement, incarceration, emergency departments focused primarily on physical health, or no care at all.

Behavioral health crises and emergency services have been developing for many years, and these interventions have been underfunded.

This article will discuss how several federal laws and initiatives expand access, recognize behavioral health crisis services are similar to physical health emergency services, clarify requirements for reimbursement by insurers regulated by the federal parity law.

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