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What's New

4/24/2015 -- Display copy of CMS proposed rule: "Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System-Update for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2015 (FY16)." Also see CMS fact sheet.

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.

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Weekly Briefing 

4/24/15 -- MURTHY CEREMONIALLY SWORN IN AS SURGEON GENERAL; VOICES SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. After taking office in December 2014, Vivek Murthy, M.D., was ceremonially sworn in this week as U.S. Surgeon General by Vice President Biden.  

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