Podcast Episode 128: Fall Bills: Congress Considers Mental Health Services Proposals

In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon walk through recent activity in the House and Senate relating to several new laws under consideration on coverage of mental health services. Suzanne starts by reviewing some potential changes relating to Medicare coverage of mental health services, such as required behavioral health monitoring for suicide ideations and the need for interventions such as detoxification for substance abuse. Suzanne and Chase walk through proposals from the House on coverage for forensic medical exams relating to sexual assault. Suzanne and Chase close with a discussion of provider network proposals and the Senate’s reauthorization of funding for the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Act, which promotes healthy pregnancy practices, language development and early learning at home.

Periodically, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page for the most up-to-date episode.

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