S.2257 - Excellence in Mental Health Act

A bill to increase access to community behavioral health services for all Americans and to improve Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to increase access to community behavioral health services for all Americans and to improve Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services. as introduced.
  • Short: Excellence in Mental Health Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Excellence in Mental Health Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to set forth criteria for the certification of federally-qualified community behavioral health centers. Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to make such centers eligible for payments for service

Official Summary

Excellence in Mental Health Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to set forth criteria for the certification of federally-qualified community behavioral health centers. Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to make such centers eligible for payments for services under Medicaid. Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award matching grants to states or Indian tribes to expend funds for the construction or modernization of facilities used to provide mental health and substance abuse services to individuals. Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the 340B drug discount program (a program limiting the cost of covered outpatient drugs to certain federal grantees) to allow participation by entities providing community mental health services or providing treatment services for substance abuse.

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