DynamicDidactic

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Therapist4Chnge

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Excellent. I have seen similar efforts in other states (most recently OH?). The cost of training is often a barrier for many smaller hospitals/CMHCs/etc…so hopefully if states can get funding passed that will help offset some of the cost to train interns.

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Evidently there are 12 states that currently allow psych interns to bill medicaid for services, per this APA article.
 
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docma

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I am scratching my head at which 12 states that could be.
Don't know the list but at the state level health care departments can create a system where interns can be "waivered" if they have completed enough units post-masters and are being supervised by licensed psychologists. A waiver is good for up to 5 years and cannot be renewed, so licensure does become necessary--but this allows agencies to hire folks who are not yet licensed.
 

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Arkansas and Texas allow predocs and postdocs to bill Medicaid when under supervision. Texas just implemented up to 80,000 in loan repayment for up to 5 years of service in eligible agencies.
 
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