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Bipartisan Mental Health Access Improvement Act Reintroduced in Congress

Bipartisan Mental Health Access Improvement Act Reintroduced in Congress: Measure Would Allow Mental Health Counselors to Bill Medicare for Treating Seniors On January 31st, the Mental Health Access Improvement Act (S. 286) was re-introduced by Senator Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator...

Virtual Advocacy Day

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 06-18-2018 | 00:55 - 21:55 ET

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Don't let Congress abandon America's senior citizens!

AMHCA Is Partnering with AAMFT, ABHW, ACA, CAMFT, and NCBH to Provide Medicare Coverage for Licensed Mental Health Counselors As you know, our country is experiencing a terrible crisis as thousands of Americans have become addicted to opioids. Congress is drafting legislation to combat this...

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Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act and Mental Health Counselor Inclusion

In addition to AMHCA’s legislative strategy on passing bills that will allow clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs) to receive fee-for-service reimbursement from Medicare, we have been pursuing a second strategy or parallel advocacy effort for CMHCs to receive reimbursement through new...

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AARP Strongly Supports Medicare Recognition for Clinical Mental Health Counselors; Diplomate Program Offers Geriatric Specialist Credential

Over the last several months, AMHCA staff have been working closely with AARP governmental relations staff representatives to secure their support -- working with the Medicare Access Coalition -- for our Medicare provider recognition bills for mental health counselors namely, S. 1879 and H.R....