New Medicare Rule: 2024 PECOS Enrollment for MFTs & MHCs

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Effective Jan. 1, 2024, your marriage and family therapists (MFT)and mental health counselors (MHC) can become qualified Medicare providers, allowing you to capture a new revenue stream and expand services to your patients.

The catch? You must get these providers through the PECOS enrollment process right now.

REQUIREMENTS: MFTs and MHCs must be licensed at the master’s level or above to see Medicare patients. To take advantage of this new reimbursement opportunity as soon as possible in 2024, you must set up these mental health providers in PECOS right now for them to become eligible Medicare providers.

The challenge is that there is a steep learning curve to correctly enrolling your providers into Medicare’s PECOS system (especially if you haven’t done it before). First, you must choose the correct application. Then, you must master the nuances of numerous fields and upload specifications. It only takes one mistake for your Medicare application to be denied — delaying your ability to get paid for seeing Medicare patients.

Why risk facing these obstacles alone when you’ve got an expert who wants to help? Credentialing and enrollment expert Yesenia Servin, CPMSM, PESC, will walk you through exactly how to get your mental health and marriage therapists and family counselors into Medicare’s PECOS enrollment system correctly the first time.

Following are just a few of the practical, step-by-step PECOS enrollment strategies you’ll receive by attending this expert-led 60-minute online training event:

  • Speed up enrollment with a step-by-step easy-to-follow checklist
  • Nail down which application is best suited to your enrollment needs
  • Differentiate whether LCPC, LPCC, LMFT, or LPCs fall under Medicare’s new ruling
  • Simplify the enrollment process with an insider’s list of the documents you’ll need
  • Pinpoint the type of CMS connection necessary for swift approvals
  • Accurately respond to an application correction request after submission
  • Sidestep the most common PECOS enrollment errors that can sink your application
  • Pin down when to involve providers in the PECOS enrollment process, and when not to
  • And much, much more…

Whether you’re new to setting up a PECOS enrollment account or completing a Medicare provider application, or you’ve spent hours working within the system, getting marriage and family therapists (MFT)and mental health counselors (MHC) is just different enough to make you vulnerable to a wide range of errors — unless you know the ropes.

Don’t risk getting your PECOS enrollment application denied/delayed. Let Yesenia show you the insider tactics that will allow you to speed through the approval process and get on the road to increasing your revenue as a Medicare mental health provider. Register today!

Meet Your Expert

Yesenia Servin
CPMSM, PESCNationally Certified Credentialing Specialist

Yesenia Servin is a nationally certified credentialing specialist, with over 20 years of experience in healthcare credentialing, contracting and payer enrollment. Her background includes working with various healthcare organizations, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Managed Care Organizations (MCO), Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC), and Academic Health Systems.

In addition to her role with Loyola University Medical Center, Yesenia has built her professional consultation business to serve healthcare professionals of all specialties. As a well-rounded credentialing specialist, her expertise extends through managing both provider credentialing and payer credentialing and enrollment.

Yesenia enjoys spending time with her family and jumping into the mini-van with them for a road-trip.