Below is the relevant legislation related to parity that has been introduced during the current or recently adjourned legislative session. State parity legislation passed in any state since 2008 is usually designed to increase compliance with the federal law and to strengthen state laws.
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|Primary Focus||Mandated Benefit: Peer Support|
|Title/Description||Peer Support Specialist Medicaid Coverage|
|Sponsor||Sen. Gross (D)|
|Status||Signed into Law 5/7/2019|
|Summary||Amends MCA §53-6-101 to make services provided by behavioral health peer support specialists eligible for Medicaid coverage.|
This bill tried to change the state’s social services law so that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would include coverage for autism. The requirements of this bill are the same as what is in the section of the state insurance law about autism coverage except there are no annual maximums in place for applied behavior analysis. The section of the state insurance law about autism coverage is summarized at the bottom of this page.
This bill tried to change the section relevant to parity in the state insurance law. This bill would have required the following:
This bill tried to change the section relevant to parity and the autism section of the state insurance law. This bill would have required the following: