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May 2, 2022 - Notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeking comments on a potential Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System (CAHPS) survey for inpatient mental healthcare settings. The information collected will help inform the development of a scientifically sound survey to measure the experience of patients receiving inpatient mental healthcare. Comments are due by July 1, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 25, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on June 8-9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern each day. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life while saving money. Agenda items include deliberation on systematic reviews of the literature on cancer screening; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; social determinants of health; mental health; and substance abuse.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 18, 2022 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Household Pulse Survey, which helps to inform on a range of topics related to households' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed revisions include new questions on the timing of positive coronavirus tests, use of coronavirus treatments, the experience of long-COVID symptoms, monthly rent, children's mental health, and difficulty with self-care and communicating. The Census Bureau is also proposing modifications to questions related to the reasons for not receiving a vaccine booster dose, children's vaccinations, and telework. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2022 - Interview with Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project (ACP) describing ACP's research into rural deaths of despair and teen suicide in aging rural counties, with a focus on Livingston, Montana. Discusses factors impacting rural suicide rates, including access to resources, gun ownership, and interventions to address trauma and bullying. Includes a short documentary discussing ACP's findings.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Apr 14, 2022 - Notice of final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid finalizing two proposals from the February 18, 2020, proposed rule. The proposals being finalized include maximum out-of-pocket limits for Medicare Parts A and B services and cost-sharing limits for Medicare Parts A and B services. CMS is also seeking comments on new or different ways to update and change cost-sharing limits in future years for service categories subject to the regulations, including mental health services. These regulations are effective June 13, 2022, and will apply to coverage beginning January 1, 2023. Comments are due by July 13, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2022 - Describes efforts to address mental health provider shortages across Michigan, including in rural and tribal communities, and highlights partnerships to increase training, access to care through telehealth, and integration of mental and primary healthcare.
Source: Second Wave Michigan
Apr 7, 2022 - Commentary piece offering recommendations for reducing the shortage of mental health workers, especially those who specialize in child and adolescent mental health. Suggestions include streamlining transfer credit between 2-year and 4-year colleges, offering incentives to offset costs of certification and higher education for workers in high-demand fields, and adapting apprenticeship programs to support the social services and mental health workforce.
Source: National Governors Association
Apr 7, 2022 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for the Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) Coordinating Center. The "Zero Suicide" model focuses on developing a system-wide approach to improving care for individuals at risk of suicide who are currently using health and behavioral health systems. The ZSI Coordinating Center will build the capacity of ZSI projects by providing technical assistance in the areas of data collection, reporting, training, resources, and implementation of the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country. Applications are due by July 6, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 4, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the FY 2023 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. The proposed rule would also establish a permanent mitigation policy to smooth the impact of year-to-year changes in IPF payments related to decreases in the IPF wage index. In addition, this proposed rule includes a request for comment on the results of the data analysis of the IPF Prospective Payment System adjustments and a request for information on Measuring Equity and Healthcare Quality Disparities Across CMS Quality Programs. The changes would be effective for IPF discharges beginning October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023. Comments are due by May 31, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 28, 2022 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking comment on an information collection request regarding the Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study (MDPS) pilot program. The information gathered by the clinical interview component of the MDPS program will be used to determine prevalence estimates of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder; bipolar I disorder; major depressive disorder; generalized anxiety disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); alcohol, benzodiazepine, and opioid, use disorders; and other mental health and substance use disorders among U.S. adults ages 18 to 65 years. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register