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This article demonstrates the different pathways available to LMFTs and Registered Interns who are interested in working with clients in the Medi-Cal behavioral health system.

The implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the resulting recent changes to California’s Medicaid system (Medi-Cal) have prompted many calls and questions from members about what healthcare reform will mean for the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. This article is part of CAMFT’s ongoing efforts to keep members informed about how to thrive as a professional in a system that is undergoing major transformation.

How to Become a Fee For Service Medi Cal Provider

This article discusses actions CAMFT has taken, and will continue to take, to address members’ managed care concerns.

Details on the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California 

This article provides a summary of the law, reviews the exceptions to this principal, and offers general suggestions on how to structure relationships with trainees and interns in a manner that complies with the applicable laws.

CAMFT receives frequent calls from members who are experiencing, or who have experienced, difficulty obtaining information and authorizations for outpatient
treatment of patients from health care plans. Learn about the survey and what CAMFT is doing to address these types of issues.

In California, child custody evaluations can be conducted either by court staff or by private professionals, depending on a local court’s resources and structure. This article focuses on the requirements for private child custody evaluators.

There are many advantages to being in private practice, but there are also many disadvantages. This article will be the first of a series  of articles that will address issues to consider when contemplating or planning to open a private practice.

There are many things to consider when planning to open a private practice. This article will offer you a few basic issues to consider as well as references that you will find quite useful.