CT Special Legislative Session for Telehealth
Governor Lamont and the General Assembly will begin a special legislative session on July 21st, 2020. This session will address few select issues, including telehealth. We need your help to make sure MFT voices are heard and that legislators understand the importance of ongoing tele-mentalhealth accessibility as well as payment parity. CTAMFT is calling on all members to submit testimony to support efforts in this session. This is our chance to highlight the benefits of payment parity for clinicians as well as creating ongoing access for clients to received telementalhealth services. To submit testimony, please visit: https://www.cga.ct.gov/ins/related/20200721_Listening%20Session%20regarding%20Insulin%20and%20Telehealth%20Services%20-%20July%2021,%202020/Bulletin%20Notice%20%20for%20July%2021%20Listening%20Session.pdf.
MFTs in Medicare!
CTAMFT is proud to collaborate with the AAMFT Family TEAM on efforts to secure MFT recognition as Medicare providers. The AAMFT Family TEAM has announced that the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee will hold a remote legislative hearing on Tuesday, June 30th at 11:00AM to discuss legislation that would add LMFT's as recognized Medicare providers through H.R. 945, the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2019. This hearing is the first step towards moving this act through Congress and the Family TEAM is asking for our help to contact our Senate and Congress representative.
Follow the link below to send a pre-written letter, asking your representative to support this effort:https://www.aamft.org/Advocacy/Take_Action.aspx#