APA asks members for input on payments to psychologists
Help APA ensure proper payment to psychologists by sharing your experience with the new billing codes.
APA has heard from many psychologists experiencing issues with reimbursement for psychological and neuropsychological testing using the new CPT codes that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019.
Help us collect more data on how the new testing codes are working by completing a short survey.
The information you provide will help guide our efforts to advocate for fair reimbursement rates and drive the creation of educational resources for psychologists.
Addressing Delays, Errors in Payment
In our 2018 webinars, we cautioned members about the potential reimbursement delays in early 2019. Our current understanding is that Medicare should be operational, but we have heard about problems with 15 states’ Medicaid plans and several commercial payers. Reports across the country indicate that many commercial insurers have started to process and pay claims.
Our team of attorneys and coding experts at APA is fighting for psychologists and for timely and proper payment. We are collecting information about which companies/payers are not paying, paying very low rates, or otherwise creating claims reimbursement problems. We are proactively contacting these payers to help educate them on applying the new testing codes correctly to pay psychologists.
We have already had success in several situations with commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. If a payer won’t address our concerns, we have several legal and regulatory options.
We recognize how frustrating difficulties in receiving proper payment can be, and we appreciate your assistance with our reimbursement advocacy.
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