Advising Congresswoman Leads to Passage of Legislation

Megan Herber advised Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CAS-06) to lead passage of many important pieces of legislation into law, including bills that:

  • Improve understanding of HIPAA law in mental health scenarios, a provision in the 21st Century Cures legislation

  • Provide funding for the Mental Health First Aid training program

  • Reauthorize the C.W. Bill Young Bone Marrow Transplant Program

  • Disseminate information about Project ECHO, which connects clinicians using a telehealth model to increase capacity to serve underserved areas

  • Reauthorize the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention newborn hearing screening program

  • Extend the Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Medicare demonstration project

  • Expand access to telehealth in the Medicare Advantage program

  • Remove Medicare’s arbitrary cap on outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy visits

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