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Californians have the strongest patient's rights laws in the nation. DMHC’s Help Center is available to explain your health care rights and help you understand how to use your health care benefits. The Help Center can also resolve problems you may have with your health plan.
Ensuring prompt and fair payment of health care providers is critical to the stability of California's health care delivery system. The DMHC’s Provider Complaint Unit can assist California physicians; hospitals and other licensed health care providers resolve disputed claim issues with payers.
The DMHC licenses and regulates California health plans and strives to streamline the process health plans must follow to comply with the law. This section has all the information and forms plans need to ensure compliance.
The federal MHPAEA was enacted in 2008 to ensure parity between mental health and/or substance use disorders (MH/SUD) benefits and medical/surgical benefits covered by a health plan. On November 13, 2013 the federal government issued its final regulations to implement the MHPAEA. No later than January 1, 2015, full service health care service plan contracts that offer MH/SUD benefits must provide these benefits in compliance with the final regulations. The DMHC is working to ensure that health plans comply with the law. More …
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Director, Department of Managed Health Care