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April 19, 2024   

Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors Join Medicare-Payable Mental Health Providers in 2024

This Bulletin is brought to you by AHLA’s Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group.
  • April 19, 2024
  • Jeanne L. Vance , Weintraub Tobin

Under the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, marriage and family therapists (MFTs) as well as licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCCs) became eligible to receive payment from the Medicare program for covered behavioral health services with dates of services commencing January 1, 2024. This change was intended to help address health care practitioner shortages and expand access to behavioral health services for Medicare beneficiaries.


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