This National Academies committee will examine the current challenges accessing behavioral health care services due to limited behavioral health practitioner participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace insurance programs. The committee will consider current perceptions and administrative processes that hinder practitioner participation, as well as the infrastructure requirements needed for accessible and quality behavioral health integration. The report will provide recommendations and innovative strategies to increase behavioral health workforce participation in these programs.

Opportunities for input, here:

The Committee on Strategies to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care Services through Medicare and Medicaid is examining factors that incentivize or disincentivize behavioral health care provider participation in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace programs, with attention to provider type (e.g., physician, psychologist, advance practice nurse, and social worker). We are specifically looking for the perspectives of health professionals, and we appreciate you sharing your experiences in order to help inform the committee of varied behavioral health care professional perceptions and experiences.