News, Events and Webinars
- Treating people of color: Three essential ways to prepare
- How APA Services is working for you during the COVID-19 crisis
- COVID-19: What the Ethics Code says about reopening your practice now
- Providing psychodynamic care during COVID-19
- Providing relationship-oriented psychotherapy during COVID-19
- Treating anxiety and stress in front-line workers: A step-by-step CBT guide
- Treating front-line workers: A step-by-step guide
- COVID-19: When is it OK to resume in-person services?
- Answers to practicing psychologists’ latest questions about providing telehealth services
- Guidance on psychological assessment and management of chronic pain during the COVID-19 crisis
- Pain management in a crisis
- How COVID-19 may affect presurgical psychological evaluations
- Is your patient’s anxiety or depression related to COVID-19?
- Four pieces of ethical advice for practitioners during COVID-19
- FAQs practicing psychologists have about COVID-19
- Self-care advice for health-care providers during COVID-19
- What the COVID-19 telehealth waiver means for psychology practitioners
- How to prepare your office for telehealth
- Notification of enforcement discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency
- COVID-19: Occupational licensing during public emergencies
- Medicare telemedicine health care provider fact sheet
- Licensure-related matters and COVID-19
- Want more info on telepsychology?
- FAQs: Psychology training and COVID-19
- Informed consent checklist for telepsychological services
- COVID-19 and psychology services: How to protect your patients and your practice
- APA COVID-19 resources
- New codes to report cognitive function intervention services
As of January 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new codes are in effect.
- Winter 2020 Good Practice
This issue addresses reimbursement changes, telehealth for new parents, attracting more people to your website, being more culturally competent and more.
- Mental and Behavioral Health Registry: Participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System
- Progress Notes: Keeping tabs on the practice of psychology
Progress Notes is a podcast produced with practicing psychologists in mind. Episodes cover a range of topics that affect practitioners, including the financial and legal aspects of running a business.
Throughout the year, APA Services, Inc. hosts regular webinars on billing and reimbursement, legal issues and other topics of interest to practicing psychologists. See below for links to register for upcoming webinars or to view a selection of past programs including access to the transcripts and slides.
- Getting Reimbursed: Updates on Billing and Documentation for Health Behavior Assessment & Intervention (HBAI) Services in 2020
Join psychology and coding experts for a series of pre-recorded mini-webinars to learn about the new Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention (HBAI) codes that go into effect on January 1, 2020. These recordings cover the new CPT© codes and how to use them, clinical case examples, coding guidelines, payment policies, and reimbursement values.
- Exploring the new APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression Across Three Age Cohorts
Join experts for a 75-minute webinar that takes an in-depth look at the recommendations for each of the three age groups: children and adolescents, adults, and older adults. Presenters will discuss the process for developing the guideline and will answer frequently asked questions about what the guideline does and doesn’t cover.
- 2019 MIPS Reporting: Utilizing the Mental and Behavioral Health Registry (MBHR) to Boost Quality and Reimbursement
Do you see or are you considering seeing Medicare patients? Are you interested in learning if you are eligible to increase your reimbursements, and if so, how to maximize impact and improve patient care? Join psychologists and MIPS reporting experts for a one-hour webinar to learn about an online tool that will allow practitioners to track quality outcomes and report MIPS from one centralized location.
- The Farmer Mental Health Crisis: Understanding A Vulnerable Population
A one-hour webinar from APA and Farm Aid explains the mental health crisis among U.S. farmers and how psychologists can help. Experts will talk about farmers’ unique stressors and ways to connect with the farming community.
- Getting reimbursed: A series of mini webinars on the new testing codes
Join psychology and legal experts for a series of prerecorded mini-webinars to learn about updates to the psychological and neuropsychological testing codes that went into effect on January 1, 2019. These recordings cover an update on APA’s advocacy efforts, information on billing and documentation processes, expanded clinical case examples, and expert responses to your questions regarding the new testing codes.
- 2019 MIPS Reporting: Everything You Want to Know about Medicare, Quality Reporting, and the Mental and Behavioral Health Registry (MBHR)
Vaile Wright, PhD, and Diane Pedulla, JD, discussed CMS’s 2019 changes to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and introduced a new tool that will allow practitioners to track quality outcomes and report MIPS from a centralized location.
- Transforming Your Practice: Expanding Your Skills to Work in New Settings
Doug Tynan, PhD, ABPP, and Christopher Nettles, PhD, present about the growing movement toward integrated health care and the opportunities available for psychologists.
- Telepsychology & the Psychology lnterjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)
Deborah C. Baker, JD, and Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD, discuss the main principles of providing telepsycholgy services, and provide an overview and update on the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).
- Things you don’t learn in graduate school: How to prepare for success in professional practice
Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP, Lynn Bufka, PhD, and Tyler Bradstreet, MS, MA, provide an overview on preparing for licensure and license mobility, the importance of billing and reimbursement rates, and common legal and regulatory issues that come up in professional practice.
- Town Hall with Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP
Join us for a virtual town hall with Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP, APA’s new chief of professional practice.
- Getting Reimbursed: Testing code changes are here.
Join Antonio Puente, PhD, and Neil Pliskin, PhD, for a follow-up session discussing the upcoming changes to the Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Codes introduced in the July webinar. Specific codes, descriptions and practical examples will be shared.
- What Insurers Need to Know about the New Psychological & Neuropsychological Testing Codes
Join Antonio Puente, PhD, and Neil Pliskin, PhD, for a discussion of the upcoming changes to the Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Codes introduced in the July webinar, as they apply to insurers.
- Getting Reimbursed: Continued preparation for January's testing code changes.
On Dec. 5, Antonio Puente, PhD, and Neil Pliskin, PhD, continued discussion of the upcoming changes to the Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Codes for 2019. This webinar focused on how to document your work as well as introduce the new code values and payment structure.
- Getting Reimbursed: Ask the testing code experts
On Dec. 19, Antonio Puente, PhD, and Neil Pliskin, PhD, answered questions regarding the new Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Codes for 2019.
- We are Business People: Learning to Market Yourself as a Psychologist
Tyson D. Bailey, PsyD, presents an overview of marketing and learn how to create a profile of the personal characteristics of the individual or groups you’d like to reach.
- Geropsychology Practice: A World of Opportunity
Michael Frese, PhD, shares tips on how to run an independent psychology practice without managing an office, find steady work in nursing or assisted living facilities, discover opportunities to work as a consultant in a medical center setting, and work part-time and make a full-time income outside of a traditional office setting.
- Transitioning Your Psychology Practice to Primary or Specialty Health Care
Helen Coons, PhD, and Connie Galietti, JD, provide instruction on how to transition a psychology practice to health settings.