Medicare and MFTs

Medicare and MFTs

Medicare and MFTs


Medicare coverage for marriage and family therapists is now law, but what happens next? Find out with these two webinars hosted by the Medicare Mental Health Workforce Coalition! See below for more information and links to view these FREE webinars.

MEDICARE 101 WEBINAR - Held on April 21, 2023.  Click here to view the recording.
The first webinar, on April 21 was titled “Medicare 101: An Introduction to the Medicare Program and Coverage of Counselors and MFTs.” Medicare 101 included Meredith Freed, Senior Policy Analyst for the Program on Medicare Policy at Kaiser Family Foundation, and Matthew Fullen, an associate professor of counselor education at Virginia Tech University. 

To watch the recording of this webinar, click here.
To view the Powerpoint slides for the Medicare 101 Webinar, click here.


MEDICARE 201 WEBINAR - Held on May 5, 2023. Click here to view the recording.
The second coalition webinar, titled Medicare 201: The Implementation of Medicare Part B Coverage of MFTs and Counselors. Keynote Speaker Doug Jacobs, the Chief Transformation Officer for CMS, discussed Medicare implementation concerns for counselors and the Physician Fee Schedule process. Additional panelists included Guila Todd, Government Affairs Manager for the American Counseling Association; Roger Smith, Director of Government Affairs and General Counsel for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; and Stephanie Katz, the Assistant Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. 

To watch the recording of this webinar click here.
To view the Powerpoint slides for the Medicare 201 Webinar, click here.


The Medicare Mental Health Workforce has also created this helpful MEDICARE FAQs sheet that will be updated throughout the summer.


CAMFT plans to host additional webinars about the nuts and bolts of signing up as Medicare providers and billing for Medicare later this fall. Stay tuned!    


January 20, 2023

CAMFT's New Year Membership Update: Strategic Plan & Medicare

At the end of 2022, CAMFT celebrated the momentous passage and Presidential signing of the Mental Health Access Improvement Act, which includes MFTs as Medicare providers! CAMFT advocated for this important legislation for over two decades. We want to thank the thousands of CAMFT members who served as grassroots advocates, as well as the many Boards of Directors, staff members, coalition members and congresspeople who worked hard to ensure the passage of this significant legislation.

This legislation officially goes into effect on January 1, 2024. Now, CAMFT shifts our focus to working with regulatory agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the implementation of the law in 2024 is both practical and beneficial for all. We anticipate numerous regulatory meetings on this topic that will transpire over the course of many months. We look forward to providing updates as we learn more.

On January 12th, CAMFT Executive Director Joy Alafia held a webinar for all CAMFT members outlining our 2023-2024 strategic plan and discussing next steps for this new Medicare legislation. Click here to view the recorded webinar..  

CAMFT will keep this webpage updated with news and ongoing efforts regarding this momentous legislation. Check back here regularly, and be sure to follow CAMFT news through our monthly ENewsletters and social media accounts