I am writing to ask you to email the Health Care Liaison for your (Congressperson) (Senator) and ask (him/her) to sign on as a co-sponsor to the national Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S. 870/H.R. 2035)
This bill would do the following
- Increase the reimbursement level for licensed clinical social workers for Medicare services from 75% to 85% of the physician rate
- Allow licensed clinical social workers to directly bill for mental health services at skilled nursing homes
- Allow certified and licensed social workers to receive reimbursement for providing Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention (HBAI) services
Please forward any responses you receive to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me.
Thanks for your assistance!
Marc Herstand, MSW CISW
National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter
131 West Wilson Street, Suite 903
Madison. WI 53703
(608) 320-1207 Cell