Comment on CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking public comment on the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule rule, which determines what mental health and substance services are covered in Medicare. The proposed rule, issued this summer, includes several proposals related to Peer Support Specialist services. We are urging CMS to clarify the role of Peer Support Specialist to ensure fidelity to the profession and distinguish it from other services.

We need your help to make sure that CMS hears from peer specialists and allies to the peer support profession on this important issue. Please take a few minutes to submit a comment on the proposed rule. You can find a template for your comment to the right on this page.

In your comment, please explain why you care about making sure that Peer Support Specialists are able to practice the competencies and values unique to the profession, as outlined in SAMHSA’s Core Competencies and the N.A.P.S. National Practice Guidelines. You can also add a few sentences about who you are and why you are concerned about these issues.

Please note that when you submit a regulatory comment, your entire comment submission is accessible public record, including any personal information added. If you are not comfortable sharing personal information, you can omit it from your comment.

Thank you for taking the time to help us ensure that Peer Support Specialists are able to fulfill the duties of their profession under the Medicare program and that beneficiaries of Medicare who receive peer support services can effectively engage with this evidence-based practice in alignment with its intended design and research.