Understanding Privatized Medicare Plans

September 26, 2017

Privatized Medicare plans can be confusing both to plan subscribers and health care providers. The word “Medicare” on forms or... Read more...

Practical Benefits Debatable for Geropsychology Specialty

September 24, 2017

At its August 2017 meeting the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) approved a seven-year renewal... Read more...

Psychologists Told Ominous Letters are ‘Just Educational’

August 3, 2017

Psychologists in many parts of the country who routinely bill for an hour psychotherapy session have been receiving letters from insurance... Read more...

Cutting National Institutes of Health Budget Must be Opposed

August 2, 2017

On March 24, the Affordable Health Care Act was retained after it became evident that the American Health Care Act endorsed by President... Read more...

Insurer Withdrawals Threaten More with Loss of Coverage

July 31, 2017

The individual market for health insurance – where approximately 20 million Americans purchase health policies – is insecure and... Read more...

Psychologists Can Submit Quality Measures in 2017

January 23, 2017

Because psychologists are exempt for the next two years from the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Medicare providers... Read more...

Health Care Reform: Republicans Face Headaches Replacing ACA

January 23, 2017

Like many Americans, stakeholders in the health industry were stunned by Election Night 2016. Since virtually all pundits and polls... 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...

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...

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