MedPage Today (8/16, Frieden) reported on two mental health reform measures before Congress that would, “among other things, improve access to care for mental health patients on Medicaid and clarify what personal health information mental health [professionals] may disclose under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).” The two measures “are H.R. 2646, the ‘Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,’ introduced by Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas); and S. 1945, the ‘Mental Health Reform Act of 2015,’ introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).”
— “Congress Mulling Mental Health Reform Bills,” Joyce Frieden, MedPage Today, August 15, 2015.