Increasing Federal Medicaid Payment Rate for Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have endorsed legislation to increase the federal Medicaid payment rate (FFP-federal financial participation) for mental health and behavioral health services. The legislation is sponsored by Senators Smith (MN) and Stabenow (MI) and Representatives Tonko (NY), Fitzpatrick (PA), and Trone (MD). The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG), which endorsed in 2021 with AAHD member support, is working on a 2024 endorsement letter, which AAHD and Lakeshore will sign. Available here are: (1) Senator Smith on behalf of the Congressional sponsors March 14 press release; (2) AAHD and Lakeshore February 29 support and Senator Smith March 6 response; and (3) the June 21 2021 MHLG support letter.