8/31/2015 -- NAPHS comment letter on proposed Medicare hospital outpatient PPS/partial hospitalization program (OPPS/PHP) rates for CY16
8/5/2015 -- CMS final rule: "Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System-Update for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2015 (FY16)" (including IPF Quality Reporting measures)
8/4/2015 -- NAPHS release: "NAPHS Applauds Introduction of Senate Legislation [the Mental Health Reform Act] to Address Nation’s Mental Health Crisis; Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Reform." See fact sheet from Sens. Murphy and Cassidy.
7/27/2015 -- CMS Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services letter to state Medicaid directors: "Re: New Service Delivery Opportunities for Individuals with a Substance Use Disorder" (SMD #15-003)
8/28/15 -- APPELLATE COURT MAKES PRECEDENT-SETTING RULING IN PARITY CASE.
►As of May 2015:
The Facility Guidelines Institute is new publisher for the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities.