The Rosalynn Carter Institute (RCI) and The Carter Center Mental Health Program (TCC) work together to advance former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s decades-long advocacy around caregiving and behavioral health. Together, we took the opportunity to respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule, CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule. In our joint response, we commended CMS for proposing to cover the cost of behavioral management and modification training for caregivers of patients with a mental or physical health diagnosis, as well as caregiver training in strategies and techniques to facilitate a care recipient’s functional performance. We also urged CMS to retain those caregiver training services provisions, and offered other recommendations for the final rule.
Read our response to the CMS Administrator, here.