Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CALL TO ACTION! Include LCPCs as Illinois Medicaid Providers

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is proposing a change in federal rules to allow the billing of mental health services by LCSWs and Psychologists.

This would be a fee-for-service system. 
LCPCs are not currently included.

Any interested party may submit comments concerning these proposed changes in reimbursement methods and standards.  All comments must be submitted in writing by January 1, 2017.

Address your concerns to:
Bureau of Program and Policy Coordination
Division of Medical Programs
Healthcare and Family Services
201 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62763-0001
E-mail address:

This rules states: "this is an ongoing effort to provide access to care and quality services."
We need ALL counselors to take action!!

Please send a letter via U.S. Mail or email in your own words. Short or long, just make your voice heard.

If you have had to turn away Medicaid clients or restrict services to those on Medicaid please mention it in your letter.      
IMHCA wants the Bureau to receive THOUSANDS of responses!    
If you are a LCPC, LPC or graduate student- NOW is the time to step up and act!
Don't let LCPCs be left out.
We need LCPCs to be included as service providers!

Comments about the academic training of counselors, the accessibility of LCPCS (there are 7,110 LCPC residing in Illinois, 4,443 psychologists),
that LCPCs training focuses on "counseling," restraint of trade, or any other comments in your words would be great.
View the Public Notice Here