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.
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.
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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Download the newest edition (6.2) of the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities by James M. Hunt, AIA, NCARB, and David M. Sine, DrBE, ARM, CSP, CPHRM. Includes 8.8.14 and 9.20.14 updates.
►National Dialogue on Mental Health