Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 and older, disabled or suffer from Stage IV (or, end-stage) chronic renal disease. The program was created under the Social Security Act (SSA) in 1965. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Medicare program.

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.

  • What is Medicare?    
    The program and psychologists’ participation.
  • Enrollment     
    How to enroll, update your Medicare enrollment information or opt out.
  • Coverage        
    What psychological services Medicare will cover, with information on telehealth, incident to services and noncovered issues.
  • Payment         
    Information on billing and coding for Medicare services.
  • News and Updates     
    Up-to-date information from the APA Practice Organization on Medicare and how it affects psychologists and their practices.

Making Sense of MACRA

This ongoing series of articles explores how psychologists fit into Medicare’s new payment models.