The National Council has just received word that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is abandoning its recentproposal to strip mental health drugs and immunosuppresants of their protected status in Medicare.
CMS said its decision came in response to massive vocal pushback from healthcare consumers, advocates, and congressional leaders.
Congratulations - your efforts paid off!
Members of the National Council and the Partnership for Part D Access submitted well over 1,000 comments to CMS opposing the drug restrictions. Grassroots advocacy is one of the most powerful ways to influence public policy - and your efforts have once again demonstrated our collective strength.
Thank you for your hard work! I hope you will take a moment today to celebrate this success. You deserve it.
Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Practice Improvement
National Council for Behavioral Health