S.604 - Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/17/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/17/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.604 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2011)
Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance), particularly those provided in rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and in hospice programs.
Amends Medicare part C (Miscellaneous) to exclude such services from the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system.
Authorizes marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors to develop discharge plans for post-hospital services.