S.562 - Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/14/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||03/14/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1855-1856) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.562 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/14/2013)
Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act 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.