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The Lund Report – Salinas’ bill would expand federal coverage of behavioral health services

By August 25, 2023No Comments

“Now serving her first term in Congress, [Oregon Representative Andrea] Salinas is introducing legislation intended to make behavioral health services more available to people covered by the federal government’s two largest insurance programs. If passed, Salinas’ bill would require both Medicaid and Medicare to cover without cost shares three primary care visits for recipients that’ll include outpatient behavioral health services. ”

Read the article to learn more about this bill and the impact on provider coverage for mental health.

Rep. Salinas’ bill is modeled after Oregon’s legislation. “‘Our most vulnerable population can go to a mental health provider and get care without paying a copay,’ Julie Ibrahim, CEO of Tigard-based mental health service provider New Narrative, told the Lund Report.”

Read the Full Article on The Lund Report Website