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Medicaid
Understanding the Issue:

NAMI Comments on Medicaid Programs
7/09/2012
Read NAMI's comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Medicaid pogram; state plan home and community-based services, 5-year period for waivers, provider payment reassignment, and setting requirements for community. First Choice Proposed Rule

House Strikes Extended Medicaid FMAP from Jobs-Tax Extenders Package
6/03/2010
On May 28, the House approved a Jobs and Tax Extenders legislative package by a vote of 215-204, but not before eliminating a provision that would have extended each stateís federal Medicaid match rate (known as FMAP) through June 2011. The bill, known as the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act (HR 4213), now moves to the Senate where efforts will be made to get the extended Medicaid FMAP funds for the states back into the bill.

Help Us Improve Re-entry Support for People with Serious Mental Illness
6/23/2009
A new bill is being introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to help ensure that people re-entering the community can have ready access to the benefits they need to survive.

NAMI Letter of Support for HR 619, Repeal of Medicaid's Discriminatory IMD Exclusion
3/30/2009
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D. Louisiana) has introduced a bill, HR 619, to repeal the current prohibition on the use of Federal Medicaid dollars to pay for services for individuals between the ages of 22 and 64 in private and public inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities.

Support Improved Psychiatric Emergency Services under Medicaid!
3/30/2009
Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN) has introduced the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Care Demonstration Act of 2009 (HR 1415). This legislation would establish a 3-year $75 million demonstration program to allow for coverage for Medicaid patients in freestanding psychiatric hospitals.

NAMI Letter of Support for HR 1415, the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Care Demonstration Project Act of 2009
3/30/2009
Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN) has introduced the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Care Demonstration Act of 2009 (HR 1415). This legislation would establish a 3-year $75 million demonstration program to allow for coverage for Medicaid patients in freestanding psychiatric hospitals.

Support An End to Discrimination In Medicaid!
3/30/2009
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D. Texas) has introduced a bill, HR 619, to repeal the current prohibition on the use of Federal Medicaid dollars to pay for services for individuals between the ages of 22 and 64 in private and public inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities.

NAMI Letter of Support for S. 2819
4/15/2008
NAMI's letter of support for legislation imposing a moratorium on implementing regulations that would devastate Medicaid.

NAMI Letter of Support for HR 5613
3/21/2008
NAMI write to Chairman Dingell of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce in support HR 5613, legislation to delay and impose moratoria on regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would devastate critical services under the Medicaid program.

NAMI's Draft Comments on CMS Rules on Medicaid Cost-Sharing
3/14/2008

NAMI's Draft Comments on CMS Rules on Medicaid Benchmark Plans
3/14/2008

Letter to Senator Coleman
2/15/2008
NAMI writes to Senator Coleman to express strong support for his legislation to delay and impose a moratorium on regulations on case management services under Medicaid.

NAMI's Comments on New Regulations on Medicaid Funded Case Management Services
1/18/2008
On December 4th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published interim final rules on Medicaid funded case management services, which have the potential to curtail access to services for adults and children with serious mental illnesses. Read NAMI's comments.

Proposed Medicaid Rule Threatens Services - Your Advocacy Urgently Needed
9/28/2007
Proposed changes to rehabilitative services could have a devastating effect on services for people with mental illness. Act now!

NAMI's Comments on Proposed Regulations on Rehabilitative Services
9/27/2007

Discussion of Proposed Medicaid Regulations on Rehabilitative Services
9/27/2007
Read notes from the conference call with NAMI members on the proposed new regulations on rehabilitative services in Medicaid.

New Proposed Regulations on Rehabilitative Services
8/10/2007
NAMI's preliminary analysis of CMS's proposed new regulations on rehabilitative services.

Background Information on IMD Exclusions
3/06/2007
Institutions for Mental Disease (IMDs) are inpatient facilities of more than 16 beds whose patient roster is more than half people with severe mental illness. Federal Medicaid matching payments are prohibited for IMDs with a population between the ages of 22 and 64. IMDs for persons under age 22 or over age 64 are permitted, at state option, to draw federal Medicaid matching funds.

NAMIís "Spending Money in All the Right Places" Fact Sheets
11/13/2006
NAMIís new series of fact sheets introduce ways to advance a positive reform agenda in your stateís Medicaid and public mental health systems.

Medicaid: An Overview
6/19/2003
Learn about the role of Medicaid in funding services to people with mental illnesses.


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