Responding to a huge outpouring of concerns and complaints from the mental health advocacy community across the country and also to pressure from Congress, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed its decision to limit access to psychotropic medications. Virtually every mental health organization in Illinois and across the country communicated to CMS and to Congress our opposition to this proposal which would have allowed Medicare Part D providers to restrict access to medications for the treatment of serious mental illnesses. Bravo to everyone who joined in the effort to stop this bad policy from taking effect.
Below are links to information about the CMS change of heart:
New York Times article–March 11, 2014