CMS Wrongfully Denying Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Incentives

May 5, 2016

Due to the dogged determination and careful attention to detail of Amy Rosett, PhD, a solo practitioner from Encino, California, the... Read more...

Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid: Ethical Concerns with Different Diagnoses

May 5, 2016

I work in a sleep medicine clinic. Since the implementation of ICD-10-CM, I have had more cases where the diagnosis (for example: insomnia)... Read more...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) constantly changing & revised

March 9, 2016

Psychologists can be forgiven if they’ve lost track of changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA): At its sixth anniversary, the statute... Read more...

ACA Eroding Employee Insurance, Increasing Demands on Providers

November 11, 2015

Choppy waters await independent psychologists accepting third-party reimbursement, as businesses and insurers react to features of... Read more...

Increased Patient Access Falling Short

July 30, 2015

In February 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that because of the Affordable Care Act and full implementation... Read more...

Transitioning to the ICD-10-CM

July 30, 2015

Psychologists and other health professionals have a fast-approaching deadline to contend with in their already busy schedules. The... Read more...

Sorting Through Professional Liability Insurance

March 31, 2015

Professional liability insurance: the difference between claims-made and occurrence coverage, limits of liability, extended reporting... Read more...

Medicare Penalties Catch Uninformed Psychologists Off Guard

March 31, 2015

Despite repeated announcements and warnings from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) of the financial consequences to providers... Read more...

PQRS: A Quality Vaccination for Behavioral Healthcare

March 31, 2015

The hue and cry among many psychologists notified of a 1.5 percent reduction in payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Read more...

Problems, perceptions likely to dampen ACA enrollment

December 2, 2014

As the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) second enrollment campaign begins, federal officials are tamping down expectations. “We never... Read more...

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