There is big news this month for masters-level practitioners–counselors and marriage and family therapists alike–as it applies to accepting Medicare clients in private practice!
The Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2011, which was recently submitted to Congress, advocates for the inclusion of professional counselors (LMHCs, LPCs, LCPCs) and marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) into the list of approved Medicare providers! Hence, masters-level mental health providers may soon be able to be credentialed with Medicare, and reimbursed at the same rate as LICSWs!
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