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  • NJ A3303
  • Increases Medicaid reimbursement rates for certain evidence-based behavioral health services; designated as the Mental Health Access Act.
Introduced
(2/22/2016)
In Committee
(5/11/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill, designated as the Mental Health Access Act, would increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for certain evidence-based behavioral health services under the State Medicaid program. Under the bill, reimbursement rates could be no less than the Medicare rate for the service, provided that the service meets certain criteria. Specifically, the bill would provide for increased reimbursement to licensed providers for individual or group counseling programs that are included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices published by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or meet other criteria established by the Commissioner of Human Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Children and Families, for evidence-based treatment. The bill would take effect on the first day of the fourth month next following the date of enactment, and would apply to all services provided on or after the effective date.
Health and Senior Services
Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 5/11/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
5/11/2017 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
5/11/2017 Assembly Health and Senior Services Hearing (19:00 5/11/2017 A-4789 Conaway pending intro and referral. Requires naltrexone a)
2/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 5/11/2017 Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 0 4