H.R.3662 - Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] (Introduced 12/05/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||12/06/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.3662 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/05/2013)
Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to cover 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, and in hospice programs.
Amends Medicare part E (Miscellaneous) to exclude such services from the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system.
Authorizes marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors to develop discharge plans for post-hospital services.