APAPO dues assessment draws new lawsuit

The legal battle over annual dues assessments charged practicing psychologists to support the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) has been reignited in a suit filed March 27 in the U.S. District Court for Southern California. The law firm of Tycko and Zavareei LLP of Washington, D.C., filed a class action suit against the American […]

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  • Hot topics in psychological practice

    The APA Insurance Trust has been a major provider of professional liability coverage for psychologists for many years, including an active risk management program to help psychologists avoid complaints and lawsuits. The themes in this article make up the core of a new Trust workshop entitled “Hot Topics in Psychological Practice.” We hope the advice […]

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  • Transition to ‘Dr.’ stirs anxiety

    A few weeks ago I wrapped up an intake at my internship and the client’s mother turned to me and said, “Thanks, Dr. Shale!” As I awkwardly corrected her, reminding her that I’m not quite a doctor yet and still a student under supervision, I realized that this could be one of the last times […]

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  • Expand the pie to get a bigger piece

    The listservs have been humming with questions and complaints like never before. The issues are significant: Medicare payments are cut, yet again. The Medicare PQRS system must be used now to avoid penalties in the future. New CPT codes are confusing. Insurance companies are taking advantage of the new codes to redesign payment systems in […]

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