Last week, members of the Senate Finance Committee releaseddraft legislation on tele-mental health as a part of the Committee’s broader legislative effort to improve mental health care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. The legislation (analysis) includes various policy proposals intended to increase access to tele-mental health care and remove burdens to, and promote the use of, telehealth. Notably, the legislation allows initiation of tele-mental health visits without prerequisite and sequential in-person visits, among other provisions.