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Build Back Better Act, HHS 2022 Regulatory Priorities

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Mollie Laird

Associate, Federal Policy

BREAKING NEWS  Yesterday, President Biden signed legislation that will raise the debt ceiling. The new limit is expected to last into 2023 without need for another vote.    Editor’s Note: Capitol Connector will return January 2022. Happy Holidays!    Main Stories: Build Back Better Act in the Senate HHS Releases Regulatory Priorities for 2022 MACPAC December Meeting New CMS Guidance and Physician […]

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Surgeon General Advisory, Medicare Telehealth Data

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Mollie Laird

Associate, Federal Policy

BREAKING NEWS  U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued an advisory this week on Protecting Youth Mental Health. The Advisory describes a decade-long increase of mental health challenges for youth and highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of children, adolescents, and young adults. Further, the Surgeon General issued recommendations to improve the mental health of youth through a “whole-of-society effort,” including actions and tools to recognize mental health challenges, educate, empower and promote access to […]

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Continuing Resolution Passed, CCBHC Webinar

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Mollie Laird

Associate, Federal Policy

  BREAKING NEWS  On Thursday, Congress passed a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The continuing resolution, will extend current government funding levels to February 18, 2022, with limited exceptions.  The legislation now goes to the President for his signature.    Main Stories:      Webinar on the Impact of CCBHCs  House to Consider Opioid Legislation  Congressional Hearing on Combatting Fentanyl-related Substances   […]

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