ATA Applauds Medicare’s New Telehealth Services for Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Disorders


The ATA is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to allow psychotherapy and substance use disorder counseling to be furnished as Medicare telehealth services beginning January 1, 2020.

“By taking this important and timely step toward fully optimizing the value of our behavioral health workforce, CMS is breaking down barriers to care and enabling patients to receive high quality treatment where and when they need it,” said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, ATA. “We applaud CMS for their work to expand access to mental health services.”