H.R.2759 - Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] (Introduced 06/12/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/23/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2759 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/12/2015)
Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2015
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.