Session 1: MHCs and MFTs as Medicare Clinician

February 7, 2024

This webinar is part 1 of 2 in Medicare and the FQHC Behavioral Health Workforce: Expanded Services in 2024 webinar series. To purchase the full series, click here.

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In this webinar, we will cover the rules surrounding the introduction of MHCs and MFTs as qualified providers of Medicare FQHC visits. We will explore the definitions of these two clinical professional types, and will answer questions concerning whether and how the MFTs and MHCs must enroll individually, as well as what types of services they will be authorized to provide as an FQHC “visit.” Further, we will address various logistical and compliance issues related to these professionals, including questions related to billing Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations for services provided by MHCs and MFTs; clinician licensure requirements (including the clinical supervision period); providing services to dual eligible beneficiaries; and providing MHC/MFT services via telecommunications or telehealth.


Target Audience

  • C-Suite
  • Billing Managers
  • Behavioral Health Managers
  • Clinical Practice Managers
  • Revenue Cycle Managers

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define the new clinical professional types permitted as qualified providers of FQHC visits
  • Describe the intensive outpatient program and best practices to furnish these services
  • Identify Medicare compliance pitfalls and implement strategies to avoid them
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/07/2024 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/07/2024 - 2:00pm EST

Susannah Vance Gopalan

Susannah Vance Gopalan is a Partner in the firm’s Health Care practice group where she focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues. She brings regulatory expertise to bear when advising clients and pursuing litigation on their behalf. She has experience negotiating Medicaid waivers and managed care arrangements on behalf of providers, provider associations, and governmental entities. She represented a group of providers in reaching a settlement in major Medicaid litigation. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, we will email you your CPE Certificate within two (2) weeks.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: C-Suite, Billing Managers, Behavioral Health Managers, Clinical Practice Managers, Revenue Cycle Managers
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3)  polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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