Summary: H.R.3681 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/02/2015)

Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act

This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to: (1) extend the emergency psychiatric demonstration project, which allows eligible states to provide payment for medical assistance to certain psychiatric institutions under title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act; and (2) eliminate certain limitations on federal funding for the project.

Provided that an eligible state's participation is projected not to increase net Medicaid program spending: (1) a state that is already participating in the project may continue to do so through FY2016, and (2) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may allow a participating state or a new eligible state to participate in the project through 2019.

HHS must submit recommendations to Congress regarding whether the project should be further extended or expanded.