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Scheduling Capital Hill Appointments For 2010 State Leadership Conference

Jeff Cook from The American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) released a urgent message for psychologists. The 2010 State Leadership Conference (SLC) is right around the corner (March 6-9), which means it is time to schedule Capitol Hill visits with members of your Congressional delegation. Each year, thanks to your hard work, there are more […]

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Nearly 1 In 3 Americans To Receive Medicare Or Medicaid Benefits in 2010 For Almost $1 Trillion

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their 2010 budget report on “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Fiscal Year: Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees.”   HHS estimates that nearly 1 in 3 American will receive health insurance benefits through Medicare and Medicaid and related supplementary programs at cost of nearly $1 trillion […]

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Download The House Of Representatives (H.R. 3962) And Senate (H.R. 3590) Versions Of President Obama’s Healthcare Plan

As most everyone knows, the Senate and House of Representatives passed healthcare legislation that dramatically affects how health-care is delivered in the United States. The Senate version of the bill is “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” while the House of Representatives is “The Affordable Health Care for America Act.” You will need to […]

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Medicare Payment Changes Alert (12-18-09): Congress Temporarily Postpones SGR Cut

Busy month for Medicare/Medicaid related news. The American Psychological Association (APA) released a new action alert in regard to a delayed Sustainable Growth Rate cut with a request for clinicians to contact their Congress person. Check the end of the report for a link to contact your representative as well as a suggested letter. Previous […]

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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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