Patients & Psychologists Need a Break from Technology

November 7, 2016

For years I have been reading, talking to professionals and studying how technology impacts the brain. From what I have gleaned I offer... Read more...

Researchers Outline Trends in Integrated Care

November 7, 2016

Indianapolis – The increased integration of medical and behavioral health care is creating growing opportunities for mental health... Read more...

Health Care Fraud Grabs Headlines; Psychologists More Often Troubled by Poor Documentation

November 6, 2016

A national health care fraud takedown in the second half of 2016 resulted in criminal and civil charges against the most providers... Read more...

New ACA Rule: Burden or Irrelevant for Psychologists?

November 6, 2016

Federal antidiscrimination rules promulgated by the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights that require many providers of... Read more...

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...

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