Question: Is it true that an LPC in Illinois cannot get on insurance panels?
Answer: That’s a good question! In the state of Illinois, an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) is not a terminal license; in fact, it’s the intern-level license. Instead, the terminal license in Illinois is an LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) . This produces some confusion because, in most states, the terminal license for professional counselors is an LPC or an LMHC.
So, while it is true that the majority of insurance companies in Illinois won’t accept an LPC on their panels, you can undertake medical credentialing as an LPCC and find success.
Do you have more questions about getting on insurance panels? Our credentialing team is happy to answer any question you may have. Better yet, they’re happy to take over the whole credentialing process for you, if you’d like to spend your time and energy elsewhere. To get started with our service, just call us at 1-855-664-5154. We can further explain the specifics of the credentialing process or even explain why having us complete the process for you is beneficial to your practice.