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Live Webinar: Deciding Whether to Become a Medicare Provider

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Description

As of January 1, 2024, MFTs and MHCs will be eligible to become Medicare providers. During this 1-hour presentation Law and Ethics presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney, Sara Jasper will discuss the pros and cons of becoming a Medicare Provider. As part of her discussion, Ms. Jasper will describe Medicare behavioral health codes and reimbursement rates being proposed. Ms. Jasper will review Medicare’s current and anticipated telehealth policies. Ms. Jasper will describe what is generally required of Medicare providers during the provider enrollment process and beyond. Finally, Ms. Jasper will share how prospective providers can prepare to complete the application and enrollment process as well as the steps MFTs and MHCs who wish to opt-out of Medicare must take to be excluded from the program.

Educational Goals:
Participants will review some of the regulations CMS is proposing to incorporate MFTs and MHCs into the Medicare Fee-For-Service system, including information about covered behavioral health codes, provider reimbursement rates and the provider eligibility requirements for MFTs and MHCs’ participation in Medicare. Participants will identify current Medicare telehealth law and policies as well as potential changes to telehealth in 2025. Participants will also review what is required of Medicare providers during the provider enrollment process and beyond. Finally, participants will identify the steps they can take to begin the enrollment process and the steps for opting-out of Medicare.

Measurable Learning Objectives:
As a result of the course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Describe how CMS is proposing to incorporate MFTs and MHCs into the Medicare Fee-For-Service system through the Calendar Year 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.
  • Describethe behavioral health codes and reimbursement rates CMS is proposing as part of the Calendar Year 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.
  • Identify current Medicare telehealth law and policies.
  • Identify Medicare’s requirements for providers during the provider enrollment process and beyond.
  • Identify the steps MFTs and MHCs can take now to begin the Medicare enrollment process.
  • Identify the steps MFTs and MHCs must take to opt-out of the Medicare program to fulfill their legal and ethical obligations.

Contributors

  • Sara Jasper, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney

    Sara M. Jasper grew up in the Sacramento area. She graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in Journalism. While attending CSUC, Sara Interned for Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C. and served as an editor for the award-winning weekly student newspaper, The Orion. Sara attended The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she served as a library research assistant to professors on campus. During law school, she also clerked for the California Judicial Council, Center for Children, Families & the Courts and for the National Center for Youth Law. Until she moved to San Diego last fall, Sara was on the Board of Directors for Sacramento Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.) and is a member of the State Bar of California. Prior to joining CAMFT, Sara worked at the private firm of Middleton, Young & Minney, LLP where she specialized in education and employment law. Sara also worked as the Legal Liaison and Administrative Officer in the Office of the Chief of Police for the City of Sacramento for three years. She assumed her role with the City of Sacramento's Police Department upon graduating from law school.

September 27, 2023
Wed 12:00 PM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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