Medicare Finalizes New Conditions For Mental Health Centers

Law360, New York (October 28, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Medicare on Monday finalized new standards that community mental health centers must meet to qualify for reimbursement, spelling out a lengthy set of requirements related to personnel qualifications, client rights and approaches to treatment.

In a 184-page final rule, federal regulators for the first time created so-called conditions of participation for CMHCs, aiming to boost quality of care and cut down on fraud in a sector where bogus billing and mistreatment of psychologically fragile patients have become increasing concerns.

Until now, CMHCs have been able to...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.