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What's New

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)

7/22/2015 -- NAPHS comment letter to CMS on IMD exclusion provision in proposed rule on "Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, etc."

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Weekly Briefing 

8/28/15 -- APPELLATE COURT MAKES PRECEDENT-SETTING RULING IN PARITY CASE.   

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