As you know, a segment of practitioners have been randomly selected to participate in a critical survey of the psychotherapy codes as part of an important regulatory process of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), known as the Five-Year Review. For the first time in more than a decade, psychologists have an opportunity to participate in the process that determines how psychotherapy services will be valued and, ultimately, reimbursed by both Medicare and private insurance companies who view Medicare as a benchmark.
Unfortunately, our response rate is far lower than it should be at this critical stage. If you have received surveys, please carefully complete and return them immediately. We must have a respectable number of completed surveys in order to justify our recommendations for new code values.
The deadline to submit your surveys has been extended to Friday, July 16. Please take advantage of this extended deadline and complete your surveys today.
Kimberley Moore [KMoore at apa dot org] in Government Relations at the American Psychological Association is available to answer any questions you might have.
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)
jco…@apa.org (click to verify and reveal email)
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