S.1209 - Medicare Ambulatory Mental Health Services Access Act of 1987100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durenberger, Dave [R-MN] (Introduced 05/15/1987)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||05/15/1987 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1209 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/15/1987)
Medicare Ambulatory Mental Health Services Access Act of 1987 - Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover 80 percent of the reasonable costs of an individual's first five mental health therapy (psychotherapy or hypnotherapy) visits, half of the reasonable costs of the sixth through 20th visits, and 20 percent of the reasonable costs of the 21st through 30th visits in a year. Sets a $2,700 cap on coverage of such visits for the two years during which this Act remains effective.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study the effects this Act's amendments have on the cost, utilization, and quality of Medicare mental health services. Sets forth reporting requirements concerning such study.