With the introduction of the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2011, which was submitted to Congress, LMHCs (LPCs, LCPCs) and LMFTs may soon be able to be credentialed with Medicare, and reimbursed at the same rate as LICSWs. This is a promising step, and changes could be in effect by the end of 2011.

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Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore Ph.D. is Founder and CEO at Thriveworks--a counseling practice, focused on premium client care, with 240+ locations across the USA. He is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and Author of How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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