On Sept. 21, 2022, the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee approved the Mental Health Access Improvement Act (H.R. 432) in a key bipartisan vote supporting Medicare coverage for the counseling profession. The bill passed as part of a legislative document, Committee Print 117-2. H.R. 432 can now be considered by the full House of Representatives. NBCC remains hopeful for full passage of the bill this year. Further information regarding the committee's actions can be found here.