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APA Practice Organization Action Alert: Pressure Needed on Psychology’s Priorities during August Recess

The American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Organization issued an Action Alert that calls for psychologists to pressure Congress during August recess. I have obtained the letter sent to members and received permission to republish the announcement in its entirety. Please check the end of this review to download the entire announcement complete with the exact […]

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Information Alert! House Committees Include Psychology’s Top Medicare Priority

On Friday, three key House committees, the Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor Committees, released their joint draft of health care reform legislation, which includes Medicare provisions. I [Jeff Cook, J.D.] am pleased to inform you that the committees have included psychology’s top Medicare priority – a two-year extension of the […]

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Healthcare Providers Who Provide Cash-Only Services Must “Opt-Out” of Medicare To Avoid Being Charged With Fraud – Amazing Story

The American Psychological Association (APA) Insurance Trust recently released an article/advisory that ALL healthcare providers need to read, regardless if you accept Medicare or not. This amazing story details how a private pay (only) psychologist landed himself in a legal and financial nightmare with Medicare. I find these developments to be extremely frustrating as a […]

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Excellent Free Resource: An Introduction To The Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity Act of 2008 And How It Affects Psychologists

Many psychologists have by now heard of The Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity Act of 2008. Basically, this Act tries to prevent discrimination against Americans with mental healthcare needs through the use of biased insurance policies. Historically, physical health insurance coverage provided superior benefits and fewer restrictions than mental health. Psychologists and consumer advocates have fought […]

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Act Now! Advocate Insurance Coverage for Neurofeedback. Let Your Voice Be Heard At the Federal Level!

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have invited public comments through a Request for Information (RFI) under the Wellstone – Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Many professional biofeedback/neurofeedback organizations, such as ISNR, AAPB, and BCIA, have urged their members to take immediate action.

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