Strengthening IDENTITY | Preserving INTEGRITY | Advocating PARITY
A bill for Phase 3 Emergency Relief of COVID-19 is due to be passed TODAY.
Unfortunately, it does not include the needed coverage of telephonic sessions through Medicare.
Please send the following message to your members of Congress: "I am a member of the Clinical Social Work Association and a constituent. I have patients who are unable to meet with me for psychotherapy because of the COVID-19 crisis and do not have access to a smart phone or computer. The only way I can provide services to them is by telephone. Please approve coverage of telephonic psychotherapy sessions, sorely needed in these fraught times."
You can find contact information at https://www.house.gov/representatives and https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm .
Thanks for your help and as always, let me know when you have sent messages.
Laura Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice
PO Box 10Garrisonville, Virginia 22463