Conduct exams lead to positive changes in insurance coverage for behavioral health

BETTER COVERAGE: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim speaks at the PBN Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in October 2017. Ganim’s office is completing reports on the state’s four largest health insurers to ensure they are following proper standards and regulations in covering the treatment of mental illnesses and drug addiction. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
BETTER COVERAGE: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim speaks at the PBN Health Care Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in October 2017. Ganim’s office is completing reports on the state’s four largest health insurers to ensure they are following proper standards and regulations in covering the treatment of mental illnesses and drug addiction. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
State reports are expected by this spring on the remaining three of Rhode Island’s four largest health insurers to determine how well they have complied with laws and regulations in handling cases of mental illness and drug addiction, known in the industry as “behavioral health.” The first of the four reports, called “market-conduct exams,” was…

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