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Medicaid & Medicare

Where each state stands on ACA’s Medicaid expansion

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Health Affairs/RWJF Brief Describes Proposed Per Capita Caps in Medicaid

From Health Affairs: A new Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discusses per capita caps, a proposed reform to [...]

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Excellence in Mental Health Act

Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and  Roy Blunt (R-MO) yesterday introduced the Excellence in Mental Health Act (S. 264). This legislation would support the nation’s community [...]

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National Council Staff, Members Testify at Congressional Hearings on Mental Health

This week, several congressional committees held hearings on the U.S. mental healthcare system. The National Council congratulates our staff and members who testified at these [...]

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CMS: No Enhanced Match Available for Partial Medicaid Expansions

In a recent letter to State Medicaid Directors and accompanying FAQ, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued clarifying guidance on a number of [...]

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CMS Clarifies Application of Essential Benefits to Medicaid

Although HHS stated clearly that its proposed rule extends only to health plans sold in the individual, small group, and exchange markets, the Centers for [...]

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National Council Launches Website to Help Providers Navigate 2013 CPT Code Changes

As we have written previously on MentalHealthcareReform.org, big changes are underway for  behavioral health procedure codes in 2013. These changes, which take effect January 1st, [...]

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Evaluating the Elections: What’s Next for Behavioral Health?

Now that the voters have spoken, what’s next for Congress and President Obama – and what does it all mean for behavioral health? MentalHealthcareReform.org editor [...]

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President Obama Wins Re-election; How will Behavioral Health Fare in the New Congress?

Yesterday, Americans made their voices heard at the polls, returning Barack Obama to the presidency. After a bitterly fought election stretching over nearly two years, [...]

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Connecticut Selects Traditional Medicaid as Benchmark for Expanded Medicaid

Connecticut will use its Medicaid program as the template for the essential benefits that must be covered by qualified health plans sold in the state [...]

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