Complete Guide to Medicare for Psychologists

Complete Guide to Medicare for Psychologists

From enrollment to payment, the Practice Organization has the information and resources to help you understand the federal insurance program and how to participate.

About Medicare

Medicare is a federal health insurance program created in 1965 for people who are age 65 or older, disabled or suffer from end-stage renal disease. Medicare Part B was expanded in 1990 to give those enrolled in Medicare as “clinical psychologists” the authority to treat Medicare beneficiaries independently in all settings and bill Medicare for their services.

Why Medicare Is Important to Psychologists

Because the private insurance market often follows payments and trends in Medicare, the APA Practice Organization makes psychologist participation and reimbursement in Medicare a legislative advocacy priority. This section contains materials that are a benefit for members of the APA Practice Organization.

Guide to Medicare

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Date created: 2016