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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Protections and Opportunities for Practicing Psychologists

us_capitolWith the enactment of the reconciliation bill this week and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) last week, an historic phase of legislative action on health care reform has concluded. Thanks to the tireless efforts of grassroots psychologists and our government relations team through a challenging process, the new law includes several key provisions benefiting psychologists, their patients, and their practices. Check the end of this report for an online link to a summary of these provisions and benefits.

Our team is now turning its attention to the next critical phase of health care reform – implementation through the regulatory processes within the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury. As we continue our advocacy work on your behalf at the regulatory level in the months to come we will be certain to keep you posted.

For your information, we wanted to provide you with a brief summary of the new law’s particular impact on practicing psychologists. The summary is available directly online.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Jeff Cook, J.D.
Director of Field & State Operations
American Psychological Association Practice Organization
750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5875 (Office)
(202) 336-5797 (Fax) (click to verify and reveal email)

Republished with permission: APAPO

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