New Mexico orders payers to expand behavioral health access

New Mexico's superintendent of insurance has ordered payers operating in the state to expand access to behavioral health services, the Albuquerque Journal reported Sept. 19.

The order is part of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's recent declaration of a public health emergency regarding gun violence in the state.

The superintendent's mandate orders insurers to cover out-of-network behavioral health services at in-network rates. The order applies to all fully-insured individual, small and large group plans, including exchange plans.

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