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Update on 2010 Medicare Fee Schedules (12-16-09)

Dollar-for-dollar changes in commonly billed psychology services were recently detailed in “2010 Medicare Payment Changes: Questions and Answers.” Today, the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) released an urgent message regarding a further update to the 2010 Medicare fee schedules. All practitioners are encouraged to keep up with these changes since Medicare fee schedule changes […]

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2010 Medicare Payment Changes: Questions and Answers

The recent Medicare reimbursement articles have been highly accessed articles here at BMED Report. Please review Jeff Cock’s latest informational update that answers common questions surrounding the 2010 medicare payment changes that will go into effect in 2010. Jeff Cook writes: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule on […]

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How To Help Block Proposed Medicare Cuts – Urgent Message From Texas Psychological Association

Dr. Cherly Hall, Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Board Trustee, released an important message that asks psychologists to contact their Representative and request passage of H.R. 3961. This bill prevents sizable scheduled cuts to provider payments. Dr. Hall points out that changes in Medicare not only affect Medicare providers, but also private pay insurance collections. The […]

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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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