About the Medicare Mental Health Workforce Coalition


American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Centerstone, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, National Association for Rural Mental Health, National Association of Community Health Centers, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, National Board for Certified Counselors, National Council for Mental Wellbeing, National Council on Aging, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, and The Jewish Federations of North America

Medicare Opt-in/Opt-out Infosheet


Medicare Roadmap Webinar Series for Counselors

Medicare 101: An Introduction to the Medicare Program and Coverage of. Counselors and MFT's


Medicare 101 PowerPoint Slides

Medicare 201: The Implementation of Medicare Part B Coverage of Counselors and MFTs


Medicare 201 PowerPoint Slides

Medicare 301: Navigating the Medicare Provider Enrollment Process and Fee Schedule: A Primer for Counselors and MFTs

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Medicare 401: Assessing the Essential Features of the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule and Implications for Counselors and MFTs


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Medicare 501: New Engagement Opportunities for Community Behavioral Health Centers with Counselors and MFTs Under Medicare


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Medicare 601: The Medicare Enrollment Process for Counselors and MFTs


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The Role of Medicare Administrative Contractors: Enrollment to Payment

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Older Adult Mental Health 101

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The Process of Working With Older Adults in Psychotherapy

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New Medicare Advantage Plan Engagement Opportunities for Counselors and MFTs

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Normal Cognitive Aging and Dementia: What Counselors and MFTs Need to Know

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Making Informed Decisions Before Submitting Claims to Medicare

July 25 from noon to 1:30 pm EDT

Now that mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are Medicare-recognized providers and can file claims for reimbursement, it is critically important to understand Medicare compliance guidelines and adhere to the rules, regulations, and policies set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Proper compliance involves specific requirements related to coding, billing, documentation, patient privacy, fraud prevention, and ongoing education.  

To support counselors and MFTs as they navigate the new Medicare landscape, this webinar will provide an overview of what Medicare compliance entails and cover crucial topics such as best practices for information validation before billing.  

After this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  • identify resources for screening Medicare clients for eligibility.  

  • differentiate accurate procedure and diagnosis codes for services.  

  • verify coding and unit reporting accuracy. 

  • describe the use of modifiers to report unique service situations.  

  • apply tips and reminders for submitting claims. 

Register for this free webinar at: 

Resources on Medicare Enrollment and Payment Issues for Counselors

NEW* The CY 2025 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule has been published. 

Press Release:

Fact Sheet (Overall PFS):

Fact Sheet (MSSP):

CMS has created a new webpage to help guide counselors through the enrollment process, coding, and billing issues.

Noridian's (Medicare Administrative Contractor) mental health specialty page includes information on billing, coding, and recordkeeping (psychotherapy documentation) requirements.

New Guidance to State Medicaid Agencies on Dually Eligible Beneficiaries Receiving Medicare Part B Marriage and Family Therapist Services, Mental Health Counselor Services, and Intensive Outpatient Services Effective January 1, 2024

This first slide below is a cheat sheet that providers can use to look up their payment rates using CMS's provider payment look up tool (“Look-Up Toll link also provided just below).

The second slide is from Zabeen Chong's April 2023 CMS Medicare Provider Enrollment conference presentation where she discusses who providers should contact if they have questions on enrollment.