Mental Health Parity Information

The Department of Community Health releases a study in response to HB 1013, Section 6-1 concerning reimbursement rates for mental health services under Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, the State Health Benefit Plan, and other provisions of the legislation. Click here to read House Bill 1013 report.  

The Mental Health Parity Complaint Portal is available to Georgia’s Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, and State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) members, providers, and constituents to report possible violations of federal or state mental health parity requirements under these plans. The 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (federal) and the 2022 Mental Health Parity Act (state) require that health insurance plans not impose more restrictive benefit limitations on mental health and substance use disorder benefits than on medical and surgical benefits. If you feel your Georgia Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, or SHBP plan is in violation of these requirements, your submitted complaint will be reviewed by a representative of the Department of Community Health and routed as appropriate for resolution. If your complaint is regarding coverage under a plan other than Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, or SHBP, that should be directed to the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire’s complaint portal here

This portal has been established pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 33-21A-13.