Bipartisan legislation that would include licensed marriage and family therapists as well as licensed mental health counselors as Medicare eligible providers has been introduced in both the US House of Representatives and US Senate. These bills are the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017 (HR 3032) and the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017 (S 1879).
This week, AAMFT Family TEAM members will be on Capitol Hill advocating for the MFTs in Medicare legislation. You can join these members in supporting these bills by contacting your Members of Congress and encouraging them to support adding MFTs as Medicare providers.
If you have not already done so, please encourage your Congressperson and Senators to support MFTs and cosponsor these important bills. A strong showing of support increases the likelihood that the legislation will continue through the legislative process to become law. Tell Congress to add MFTs in Medicare!
Additional resources on MFTs in Medicare