Mental Health Access Improvement Act
On January 31st, the Mental Health Access Improvement Act (S. 286) was re-introduced by Senator Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Stabenow (D-MI), and the same bill -- H.R. 945 -- was reintroduced and sponsored again by Representative Thompson (D-CA) and Representative Katko (R-NY) in the House. The bills, if passed, would allow mental health counselors to bill Medicare for treating older adults with mental health conditions. AMHCA was instrumental in accelerating the early introduction of S. 286 and H.R. 945 in the new Congressional session.