Feb 16, 2019
JIM MOUTINHO, National Board Certified Counselor and Founder of Advanced Treatment Solutions was on with Brad Davis on February 15th, 2019 to talk about the new legislation that would provide Medicare reimbursement to counselors and marriage and family therapists.
For more about the legislation and it's importance for seniors read below taken from www.counseling.org
On Jan. 31, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Representative John Katko (R-NY) introduced the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2019. This measure would include Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Marriage and Family Therapists as covered Medicare providers.
Why this bill is important.
Medicare does not include Licensed Professional Counselors in its coverage. Medicare beneficiaries are often at higher risk for mental health problems, such as depression and opioid addiction, yet older Americans are the least likely to receive mental health services. Only 1 in 5 older Americans receive needed mental health care, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Medicaid recipients can see an LPC and Medicaid will cover them—until they reach 65. Many individuals with private health insurance have mental health coverage but, once they retire, find that they can no longer afford to see an LPC. The passage of this legislation will enable Medicare to help the 4 out 5 seniors currently not receiving much-needed mental health care. In rural areas, there are often more LPCs available than all of the other types of mental health professionals, combined, in practice.
Radio Interview on the Talk of Connecticut WDRC 1360 with Brad Davis
On Friday December 7th, 2018 Jim Moutinho was interviewed by Connecticut radio legend Brad Davis on the popular morning talk show "The Brad and Dan Show" on the Talk of Connecticut WDRC 1360.
Topics discussed during the interview include mental health and addiction issues facing CT, addiction and the brain, marijuana, counseling for mental health and best practices in addressing opioid crisis.
To hear the interview click here:
Or go to www.thetalkofconnecticut.com search for Jim Moutinho December 7th, 2018.
Dec 6, 2018
Our very own Jim Moutinho will be a special guest on the legendary Brad Davis Show on WDRC 1360am "The Talk of Connecticut" on December 7th at approximately 8:30am. Jim will be discussing mental health and addiction issues facing CT.
Go to www.talkofconnecticut.com for more details.