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.
2/5/2015 -- GAO report: "Mental Health: HHS Leadership Needed to Coordinate Federal Efforts Related to Serious Mental Illness" (GAO-15-113)
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"
3/27/15 -- FEDERAL COURT RULES THAT EXCLUSION OF RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT MAY VIOLATE FEDERAL PARITY ACT.
►Updated April 2014:
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