The American Mental Health Counselors (AMHCA) is asking for your help in a grassroots campaign to advocate for Medicare Provider Status for Clinical Mental Health Counselors (CMHCs). This would be a huge endeavor if passed in Congress. This would effect counselors in NYS and beyond and benefit many Licensed Mental Health Counselors in agencies and private practice. It is also something that may help in parity among third party insurers who are already opening their doors due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the non-discrimination provider clause, which has helped move along insurance parity issues in many states. The ACA has garnered the recent attention of Attorney General Schneiderman in assisting mental health counselors with Beacon Health/Value Options. Read our past article about this!
Ask your Federal legislatures to co-sponsor and support these bills. Read AMHCA’s call for action including links to find your legislatures and read more about the bills.