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  • AMHCA Proposes New Portability Process to Increase Access to Mental Health Care Services

    The new process called the “Counselor Licensure Interstate Portability Endorsement and Reciprocity” (CLIPER) Plan, will allow states to determine the best approach to:

    • Significantly increase public access to qualified care.
    • Establish minimum standards for safe practice.
    • Reduce administrative burdens for state regulatory boards and licensees.
    • Create consistency in licensure standards across state lines.

    For more information about the Counselor Licensure Interstate Portability Endorsement and Reciprocity Plan please go to www.amhca.org/advocacy/portability

  • Congress Introduces Mental Health Counselors in Medicare Legislation

    Bipartisan legislation that would include licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), as well as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), as Medicare providers, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    The Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2021, HR 432, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Representative John Katko (R-NY).

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  • Bipartisan legislation that would include licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), as well as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), as Medicare providers, has just been introduced in the United States Senate. The Mental Health Access ...

  • First, we hope everyone is safe, warm and healthy.     AMHCA has, again, been faced with a difficult decision this year regarding our conference.    After thoughtful discussion with the Board of Directors and a member survey, we have decided ...

  • Alexandria, VA – The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has proposed a new portability arrangement that will guide states and Licensure Counseling Boards to best address the needs of people with mental health conditions and mental ...

  • Bipartisan legislation that would include licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), as well as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), as Medicare providers, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Mental Health Access ...

  • There is no doubt that 2020 has been an extraordinary year in many ways. And I know that many of you cannot wait for 2021 to come and put this year behind you. At AMHCA it has been year of adaptation, flexibility, and resilience – and many accomplishments. ...

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