Summary: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of certain mental health telehealth services. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/08/19.
STATUS: Introduced 2/15/19 by Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:
- AARP Backs Mental Health Bill. (Source: Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health)
- Congress Should Pass the Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act, H.R. 1301. (Source: American Psychological Association)
- The legislation would specifically target Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) restrictions on Medicare reimbursement; under current law, patient homes are not considered eligible originating sites. (Source: Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL))