We are getting closer to the day when LCMHCs can accept Medicare!
AMHCA recently sent out the latest information on when and how LCMHC's can begin the enrollment process. Here is the update:
Medicare Releases New Information on Enrollment Procedures and Related Processes for MFTs and MHCs
Official Enrollment Likely Begins in November
CMS has alerted AMHCA that they have just posted a new “Medicare Enrollment for Providers & Suppliers” page with an additional special section under “News and Additional Resources” entitled “New Provider Type: Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and Mental Health Counselors (MHCs).”
You can find the new posting on Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Enrollment materials at:
Please keep in mind that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are not officially accepting enrollment applications for Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors until November when it is likely that the Final 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule is published in the Federal Register (when at that time you can officially begin to enroll). However, you can get a head start now by reviewing the forms you will need to complete and supporting documentation.
To assist in this process, the CMS Center for Program Integrity has developed a comprehensive document entitled: “Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) and Mental Health Counselors (MHC) Provider Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) September 2023.”
You can learn more by visiting the AMHCA Medicare website: Medicare - American Mental Health Counselors Association (amhca.org)