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 […]
The Texas Psychological Association (TPA) announced today that they will accept nominations for President-Elect Designate and Board of Trustees Members through 08/21/09. Now is your chance to get involved! Please check the end of this post for the complete announcement released today. (more…)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.