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  • Telemedicine is Coming to Massachusetts!

    TELEMEDICINE IS COMING TO MASSACHUSETTS! MaMHCA is pleased to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield MA (BCBSMA) will begin a Pilot Project - Paying for Telemedicine Sessions Beginning January 1, 2016​

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  • MaMHCA Award Winners Announced at Annual Conference!

    MaMHCA Award Winners Announced at Annual Conference!

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  • Testimony Delivered to Legislative Hearing on LMHC Section 12 Rights

    On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Rep. Josh Cutler (D Duxbury Pembroke), MaMHCA members John Ciervo, LMHC; Julie Howard, LMHC; Christine Cassidy, LMHC; and Joseph Weeks, LMHC, MaMHCA President and Public Policy Director, provided testimony to the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse regarding the need for LMHCs to be able to use Section 12 provisions for the safety of clients who are in danger of immediate harm.

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  • 2015-2016 Haberman Williams Scholarship Winners Announced

    The MaMHCA scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-16 Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship.

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  • DSM-5 and ICD 10 Conversion and CORRECTIONS

    We have recently learned that there are approximately 70 F-code errors in all DSM-5 manuals printed and purchased before March of 2014. If you purchased your DSM-5 before March 2014, the American Psychiatric Association has printed an addendum with the corrected codes which can be downloaded...

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  • Important Notice from Blue Cross – November 1st Deadline for Electronic Payment

    As of November 1, 2015, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) will be denying claims for any providers that are not registered for direct deposit through PaySpan.

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  • LMHC Exam Prep Materials Updated for DSM-5 and Evidence Based-Practices

    Oct 12, 2015 02:41 PM

    Beginning with the September 13-14, 2015 Workshop, all the materials provided by MaMHCA and PTI (Psychotherapists Training Institute) reflect DSM-5 diagnostic material, treatment planning guidelines with evidence-based practices, and the LMHC licensing board’s ethical and practice standards.

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  • Hearing, Thursday. Sept. 17, 1 pm State House for LMHC Bill HB 1787

    Hearing, Thursday. Sept. 17, 1 pm State House for LMHC Bill HB 1787 “An Act Relative to expanding access and safety of mental health services.”

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  • Important Changes to the DSM-5 – MUST READ!

    Aug 14, 2015 11:49 PM

    Important Changes to the DSM-5 – MUST READ! Approximately 70 diagnostic code errors in all DSM-5s printed and purchased before March 2014. The DSM-5, which was published in May of 2013, is the ruling guide for diagnostic codes to assist in billing for behavioral health issues in the U.S. One feature of the DSM is that it aligns its codes to those of the ICD-10, which is the other diagnostic authority used throughout the world. However, we have just come across information reported...

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  • Medicare Legislation Action Alert

    Jul 30, 2015 04:49 PM

    New bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to extend Medicare provider status to mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists. On July 22, 2015 Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the “Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act” (S. 1830) and on June 12, 2015 Representatives Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the House version as (HR. 2759).

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Results: 78 Article(s) Found.