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Bill Seeks EHR Incentives for Mental Health Facilities
Health Leaders Media

Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced a bill last week that calls for inclusion of mental health professionals and facilities originally excluded from receiving financial incentives for electronic health record (EHR) adoption.

The bill, called the Health Information Technology Extension for Behavioral Health Services Act of 2010, calls for extending eligibility for HITECH financial incentives to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse treatment professionals and facilities.