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What's New

4/10/2015 -- CMS proposed rule on "Mental Health Parity for Medicaid and CHIP." Also see CMS fact sheet.

3/17/2015 -- NAPHS release: "New analysis looks at 'Addiction Treatment Today and Tomorrow' and Policy Implications."  Download the Dobson DaVanzo & Associates report and an executive summary.

3/16/2015 -- 2015 Advocacy Priorities: 1) Pass comprehensive mental health reform (cosponsor and pass the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act in the House) 2) Keep the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration alive (cosponsor and pass S.599); 3) Extend mental health parity to Medicare and Medicaid; and 4) Support funding for health information technology.

2/2/2015 -- NAPHS release: "President’s FY16 Budget Tackles Lingering Discrimination; NAPHS Applauds Proposal to Eliminate the Medicare 190-Day Lifetime Limit, Urges Action to Address Discrimination in Medicaid"

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Weekly Briefing 

4/17/15 -- SENATE PASSES SGR REPEAL THAT ALSO EXTENDS CHIP FOR TWO YEARS; PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL.  

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