The federal Employee Benefits Security Administration reviewed 191 of the 2.2 million private group health plans it regulates for mental health parity compliance during federal fiscal year 2016.
EBSA, an arm of the U.S. Department of Labor, ended up citing 44 of the plans reviewed for violations of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008, according to a new enforcement activities summary.
EBSA says it completed a total of 330 group health plan compliance reviews in fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30, 2016.
EBSA officials investigated about one in every 6,700 plans that they regulate.
Officials look at MHPAEA compliance at one in every 12,000 plans they regulate.