In July AMHCA sponsored a Capitol Hill Briefing entitled "Access to Mental Health Care in Rural America: A Crisis in the Making for Seniors and People with Disabilities." The covered mental health professionals recognized by Medicare presently include psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health clinical nurse specialists, and clinical social workers. Mental health counselors are not listed as Medicare-covered providers despite the fact that licensed mental health counselors have education, training, and practice rights equivalent to or greater than existing covered providers.
Overview of the Problem
Targeting High Cost/High Need Utilizers in Medicare
Consequences of Untreated Older Adults
Substance Use Among the Elderly
Health-Related Challenges Facing Rural America