Evaluation of Parity in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program: Final Report. Introduction

12/31/2004

This chapter summarizes the evaluation’s major findings on the implementation and impact of the parity policy on mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) service utilization, cost, and quality. We first present a brief overview of the evaluation’s key research questions and findings. We then highlight the main findings on implementing the FEHB parity policy, followed by a summary of the main findings on the impact of the parity policy.

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