CBO Estimates W&M Mental Health Provisions Cost $1.8 Billion

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / November 21, 2022 at 8:24 PM
The House Ways & Means Committee behavioral health provisions, including one to let Medicare reimburse marriage and family therapists directly, as well as mental health counselors, would cost $1.8 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. CBO’s estimate comes as mental health advocates speculate on what mental health provisions lawmakers might include in a year-end package . Sources familiar with the matter told Inside Health Policy the legislation will likely include, among others, the House Energy...

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