Increase reimbursement rates for LMFT, LPCC, LICSW, LP (All mental health therapists) to double the current pay so that these providers can get benefits, paid time off, short term disability pay, paid family leave, sick pay and health insurance.
Why is this important?
The mental health and addiction parity act says that health insurance needs to pay the same rates that a medical provider get paid. Nurse Practitioner's have comparable training and education and they get paid 3 times as much with benefits. Especially during this pandemic, in order for the people to get their mental health needs met, we need to take care of these providers as well.