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ISNR Petitions State Attorney Generals To Commence A Restraint Of Trade Action Against Health Insurance Carriers

The International Society of Neurofeedback (ISNR) petitioned state Attorney Generals to commence a “restraint of trade action” against health Insurance Carriers in June 2009. The author(s) of the letter put forth a strong rationale for mandated insurance coverage of neurofeedback / biofeedback, including that insurance carriers hold neurofeedback / biofeedback efficacy research to a higher […]

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Senate Finance Committee Passes Health Care Reform

The APA Practice Organization released a formal Information Alert just minutes ago to its members. This latest announcement details that the senate finance committee passed healthcare reform legislation. Only briefly mentioned was that a republican “crossed the isle” to sign on to the reform bill. No matter your opinion on the current debates over healthcare […]

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APA Practice Organization Information Alert: Senate Committee Includes Psychology’s Top Medicare Priority

Healthcare and insurance coverage appears to be a very busy topic these days. The American Psychological Association (APA) issued an APA Practice Organization Information Alert today that states that the Senate Committee will include psychology’s top Medicare priority – a two-year extension of the 5% psychology payment restoration. Check the end of this report to […]

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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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