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September Licensure Renewal & CE Waiver

April 8, 2022. NAMFT members: At this time I am aware there are questions regarding licensure renewal and CE requirements. The following is from the Credentialing Department. Anne Buettner, Legislative/Advocacy Chair The Licensure Unit has received several questions relating to Governor’s Executive Order 22-02 and carry-over CE hours, please see questions/answers below: Question:     What does…

Legislative Update (January 2022)

No Surprises Act = New billing disclosure requirements take effect in 2022 Beginning January 1, 2022, health care providers, including MFTs, will be required by law to give uninsured and self-pay patients a good faith estimate of costs for services that they offer, when scheduling care or when the patient requests an estimate. At this…

NAMFT Elections

We will be holding our annual elections for leadership within the organization in November of 2021. There are several open positions: President-Elect (2-year term) President-elect attends bi-monthly board meetings; shadows the president as s/he learns duties of the president Board meets every two months via Zoom, 9:30am-12noon; discuss, provide input/ideas/tasks into the business of NAMFT-recruiting…

NAMFT Fall 2021 Conference

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2021 Conference! In Part 1, Dr. Briana Nelson Goff will provide background on individual and systemic components of trauma and PTSD, systemic treatment issues, and current clinical and empirically-based theories of trauma in systems. In Part 2, there will explore common experiences of professionals working with traumatized systems,…

Legislative Announcement 7/12/21

Licensure Renewal Update as of 6/28/21:The Governor of the State of Nebraska announced that the COVID 19 State of Emergency expires 6/30/2021 (11:59 pm). License types that were deferred per Executive Order 20-10 will have their expiration dates extended to 10/31/2021 and must be renewed by that date. NOTE:  If the license has already been renewed, this deferral…

Legislative Announcement 4/19/21

Great news! LB 487 passed on April 15, 2021.  43-0.  Senators gave final approval to a bill that creates insurance parity for mental health services provided through telehealth in Nebraska. 1)  The bill requires that the reimbursement rate for telehealth treatment for a mental health condition be the same as the for a comparable treatment provided in person. 2)  The bill…

NAMFT Spring 2021 Conference

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2021 Conference! In this conference, we will be exploring the effects of loss on individuals and families, the importance of self-care (as clinicians), and the unique challenges we are faced with. Our speakers for this conference are Pam Dinneen, LMHPBecky Stefanski, LIMFTDr. Paul Springer, PhD, LMFT 6.0 Hours…

Behavioral Telehealth Rates Comparable to In-Person Services

Great legislative news! LB 487  parity of reimbursement for behavioral telehealth , meaning comparable pay as in-person delivery, has advanced from Committee ! They say no to all telehealth parity; they only say yes to us, behavioral telehealth.  This means that it shall be ready for floor debate. After three rounds, then it can pass and the bill…

Legislative Report

Legislative report at NAMFT Board meeting on September 11, 2020. Legislative Chair Anne Buettner Nebraska legislative session ended at mid August. Due to the pandemics, it was suspended in March and reopened in July. What is most relevant to mental health is LB 247 Mental health care directives. Introduced by Lincoln Senator Kate Bolz, a…

The Inauguration of the NAMFT Legislative/Advocacy Page

The Inauguration of the NAMFT Legislative/Advocacy Page 7/17/2020 By Anne Buettner Legislative/Advocacy Chair Message from Anne Buettner, Legislative/Advocacy Chair: Dear NAMFT members, I look forward to serving the needs of NAMFT members in the promotion of the profession of marriage and family therapy. Please give me feedback, positive or negative. Thanks. Anne July, 2020, Important…

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