Changes to Billing Codes Implemented on Oct. 1

October 18, 2016

To make the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 somewhat easier no deletions, additions or wording changes were allowed to the ICD-10 formalized... Read more...

Direct Secure Messaging Best Electronic Option for Mental Health Records

October 18, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates increased communication between medical providers that creates significant challenges for psychologists... Read more...

Cannabis Research Growing

October 17, 2016

Denver – Chinese and other Asians began ingesting cannabis 12,000 years ago. It was brought to North America for the first time by... Read more...

CMS Proposes Payment Model for Integrated Care

October 17, 2016

A growing body of evidence suggests coordination and collaboration between primary care and behavioral health providers improves patient... Read more...

U.S. House Approves Mental Health Measure

October 17, 2016

The U.S. House passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act 422-2 in July and forwarded it for Senate consideration. Lead... Read more...

Vermont Bans Conversion Therapy

October 17, 2016

Vermont has become the fifth state to ban the use of conversion therapy on patients younger than 18. The overwhelming voice vote against... Read more...

Why So Much Violence? Take Your Pick

October 17, 2016

Denver – When it came to deciding the cause for the high level of violence in the United States, delegates to the American Psychological... Read more...

Pilots Likely to Hide Mental Problems from FAA

October 16, 2016

In the wake of the tragic crash of GermanWings 9525 last year, the relationship between pilot mental health and aviation safety has... Read more...

Be Understanding in Treating Obese Patients

October 16, 2016

When going to a restaurant, most people do not give a second thought about where they are going to sit. However, this simple event... Read more...

The Downside of RxP for Psychology

October 16, 2016

Prescriptive authority won’t be harmful to every practice of psychology, as the scope of services provided by psychologists is very... Read more...

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