The Office of Legal and State Advocacy (LSA) assists members with health insurance and managed care issues. Our staff experts work collaboratively with insurers, when possible, to smooth out troublesome billing, audit, and claims practices. LSA also collaborates with state psychological associations to pursue government agency complaints and lawsuits that challenge abusive practices by health insurance and managed care companies.

Our legal and regulatory team provides consultation and resources to APA members on responding to audits and other practice-related legal and regulatory issues. Our staff experts field approximately 2,000 calls with practitioners annually. APA members receive the highest priority and the most time. To schedule a consultation, contact the Legal and State Advocacy Office.

Last updated: July 2022Date created: December 2016