SB 906, Certified Peer Specialists Read more here.

Jim Beall (D) District 15 (San Jose) and Joel Anderson (R) District 38 (San Diego)

Peer Support certification. Not unique to MMH. Would allow peers, like Moms, to become certified in the state to provide services to their peers and support with care navigation. Certification would allow for recognition of this critical type of service and allow service to be billed under MediCal.

SB 1125 Same Day BillingRead more here.

Current law provides that federally qualified health center (FQHC) services and rural health clinic (RHC) services, as defined, are covered benefits under the Medi-Cal program, to be reimbursed, to the extent that federal financial participation is obtained, to providers on a per-visit basis. “Visit” is defined as a face-to-face encounter between a patient of an FQHC or RHC and specified health care professionals. This bill would authorize reimbursement for a maximum of 2 visits taking place on the same day at a single location if after the first visit the patient suffers illness or injury requiring additional diagnosis or treatment, or if the patient has a medical visit and another health visit, as defined.

SB 1004 Prevention of Chronic/Severe Mental Health DisordersRead more here.

SB 1004  expands the effective early intervention for children, teenagers, college students, and young adults experiencing early signs of mental illness.  Requires counties take a structured and focused approach on prevention and early intervention mental health programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which administers the millionaires tax (Prop 63).