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What's New

4/28/2016 -- NAMI / NAPHS letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden (focusing on the Medicaid IMD Exclusion) for Senate Finance Committee hearing on "Mental Health in America: Where Are We Now?"

4/27/2016 -- CMS proposed rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (for FY19 payment determination). See pages 25238-25244 on IPFQR.

4/25/2016 -- Display copy of CMS final rule (including a provision giving MCOs flexibiiity on IMD exclusion): "Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability." Also see CMS fact sheets.

4/22/2016 -- Parity Implementation Coalition release: "Parity Implementation Coalition Applauds Release of Clarifying Guidance on Plan Disclosure Requirements of the Federal Parity Law"

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Weekly Briefing 

4/29/16 -- CMS FINAL RULE UPDATING MANAGED MEDICAID/CHIP REGULATIONS INCLUDES A PROVISION GIVING MCOs FLEXIBILITY ON IMD EXCLUSION.

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