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New 2024 Medicare eligible providers: Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and Mental Health Counselors (MHCs)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) values you as a contracting provider and wants to ensure you are aware, effective January 1, 2024, Medicare has established a new Medicare benefit category recognizing services furnished and billed by Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and Mental Health Counselors (MHCs).

BCBSKS credentialing/enrollment

BCBSKS Competitive Allowance Program (CAP) contracting Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Marriage and Family Therapists (LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, and LCMFTs) do not need to take any additional action, though are encouraged to reach out to [email protected], or their Professional Relations Representative, to opt-in to our Kansas Preferred Blue Medicare Advantage network to become preferred providers for BCBS MA PPO plans. 

Medicare credentialing/enrollment

For additional questions on credentialing with Medicare, please see the FAQ from CMS.