Practice resources in response to COVID-19

Information from APA on COVID-19 and its impact on professional practice

Medicare Guide for Practitioners

Business of practice

Find helpful material in this section, along with guidance in complying with legal and regulatory requirements facing practitioners.

More on Practice Legal Issues

Legal issues

Information for psychologists on practice-related legal issues such as subpoenas, audits, and unpaid sessions.

Information on reimbursement for practitioners


Tools to help navigate the health care system, with pointers for billing and working with commercial insurers and government payers.

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“Progress Notes,” a podcast from the APA Practice Directorate, is produced with practicing psychologists in mind.

Legislative Action Center

Advocacy for Psychology

Practice advocacy concerns include reimbursement, Medicare, scope of practice, health information technology, and mental health parity.

Medicare Guide for Practitioners

Medicare Guide for Practitioners

Information and resources to help you understand the federal insurance program and how to participate.

About the Practice Directorate

The Practice Directorate promotes the practice of psychology and the accessibility and availability of mental and behavioral health services through legislative, regulatory; and judicial advocacy; public education and outreach; and research. The Practice Directorate helps develop policies and guidelines for the delivery of psychological services as well as educational material for psychologists and the public.

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Last updated: December 2021Date created: December 2018