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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AU93 Publication ID: Spring 2024 
Title: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CMS-9902) 

This rule would finalize proposed amendments to the final rules implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The amendments clarify plans' and issuers' obligations under the law, promote compliance with MHPAEA, and update requirements taking into account experience with MHPAEA in the years since the rules were finalized. The rule would also finalize new regulations implementing amendments to MHPAEA recently enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021).

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: State, local, or tribal governments; Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 26 CFR 54    29 CFR 2590    45 CFR 146    45 CFR 147   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-260, Division BB, title II    Pub. L. 110-343, secs. 511 and 512   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/03/2023  88 FR 51552   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  09/28/2023  88 FR 66728   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/02/2023 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  10/17/2023 
Final Action  07/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: YES  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related Agencies: Joint: DOL/EBSA, TREAS/IRS; 
Agency Contact:
Lindsey Murtagh
Director, Market-Wide Regulation Division
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:301 492-4106