Behavioral Health Information Technology
Act of 2013  (S. 1517)

  • Sponsor:  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Introduced:  9/18/2013
  • Summary:  Corrects oversight in HITECH Act to include behavioral and mental health care providers, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric hospitals, certain community mental health centers, and residential or outpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment facilities. 
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Strengthening Mental Health in our Communities Act of 2014 (H.R. 4574)- EHR Section

  • Sponsor:  Rep. Barber (D-AZ-2)
  • Introduced:  5/6/2014
  • Summary:  Corrects oversight in HITECH Act to include behavioral and mental health care providers, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric hospitals, certain community mental health centers, and residential or outpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment facilities. 
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Behavioral Health Information Technology
Coordination Act of 2013  (H.R. 2957)

  • Sponsor:  Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18)
  • Introduced:  08/01/2013
  • Summary:  Corrects oversight in HITECH Act to include behavioral and mental health care providers, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric hospitals, certain community mental health centers, and residential or outpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment facilities. 
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Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013
(H.R. 3717)- EHR Section

  • Sponsor:  Rep. Murphy (R-PA-18)
  • Introduced:  12/12/2013
  • Summary:  Corrects oversight in HITECH Act to include behavioral and mental health care providers, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric hospitals, certain community mental health centers, and residential or outpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment facilities. 
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Behavioral Health Information Technology
Coordination Act of 2014  (S. 1685)

  • Sponsor:  Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Introduced:  11/12/2013
  • Summary:  Corrects oversight in HITECH Act to include behavioral and mental health care providers, substance abuse professionals, psychiatric hospitals, certain community mental health centers, and residential or outpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment facilities.  Bill includes a pay-for.
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  • Sponsor: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Introduced: 03/16/2016
  • Summary: The Integrating Behavioral Health through Technology Act of 2016 (S. 2691) establishes a pilot program in up to 5 states, where incentive payments may be made to eligible professionals and eligible behavioral health facilities for the adoption and use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology, with preference given to states that have a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that includes behavioral health data. 
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Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646)

Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646)

113th Congress

Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646)

Integrating Behavioral Health Through Technology Act of 2016 (S. 2691)

  • Sponsor: Rep. Tim Murphy ( R-PA-18)
  • Introduced: 06/11/2015
  • Summary: Improves the integration between behavioral and primary care treatment by extending the  health information technology for mental health providers to coordinate care with primary care providers using electronic health records.
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114th Congress