17 October 2015
Nevada Mental Health & Educators State Conference
Dear ACA member,
We are happy to relay the news that a Senate bill was introduced, that would allow LPCs to be reimbursed under Medicare. S.1830 the "Mental Health Access Improvement Act", which was sponsored by Senator John Barasso (R-WY) and co-sponsored by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). This bill would allow LPCs to bill clients under Medicare.
While we are thankful for the work that all ACA members have done so far in advocating for the introduction of this bill, we now need everyone to contact their Senators and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1830, the "Mental Health Access Improvement Act"!
Please let your Senator know how important it is for LPCs to be able to serve clients that use Medicare. Share your personal story of why this is important not only for you as a counselor, but for the community you live in.
In addition to sending an email to your Senator, we would also encourage you reach out you're your Senator via social media. The links to your Senators' Facebook and Twitter account can be found at the following link: http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2015-senators--social-media409b21f16116603abcacff0000bee5e7.pdf?sfvrsn=0
If you have any questions about this advocacy campaign or future advocacy campaigns, please contact Dillon Harp at firstname.lastname@example.org .
NCA is currently looking for members who would like enhance their leadership skills. We have open positions on the board as well as on committees!
It’s important to us to be as clear about what we do as an organization with the community we serve. This list details a majority of our initiatives.
To enhance the quality of life by promoting the development of professional counselors. Use the practice of counseling to provide effective interventions that meet the needs of the community in which it serves. Promote respect for human dignity and diversity.