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PracticeUpdate: 2012

  • Dec. 18
    This newsletter addresses the Ingenix lawsuit against Aetna, the Connecticut school shooting, new psychotherapy codes, Medicare Quality Reporting, and Treatment guideline panels for obesity and PTSD.

  • Nov. 29
    This newsletter addresses 2013 national Medicare payment rates for psychological services, Medicare quality reporting program, electronic health records and modifiable health risks to employee health care costs.

  • Nov. 14
    This newsletter addresses 2013 Medicare payments, the 2012 election, member survey on Humana cut rates, and executive coaching.

  • Oct. 25
    This newsletter addresses political action committee's member support, psychotherapy codes, substance use disorder and state health care reform implementation.

  • Oct. 11
    This newsletter addresses the political action committee, 2013 psychotherapy CPT codes, substance use disorder and resources for legal and regulatory issues.

  • Sept. 27
    This newsletter addresses psychotherapy codes, psychotherapy awareness initiative, resources for legal and regulatory issues and state Medicaid expansion.
  • Sept. 13
    This newsletter addresses PTSD beyond the DSM-IV criteria, CPT codes, helping universities prepare for tragic events, employee retention and state health care reform implementation.
  • Aug. 30
    This newsletter addresses the 2013 Medicare proposed rule, CARF health home standards, how APA Practice works for you, workplace wellness and Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology.
  • July 30
    This newsletter addresses the HITECH Act, APA presidential candidates, telepsychology, New Hampshire independent regulatory board and Practice-related programming for APA convention.
  • July 16
    This newsletter addresses the Affordable Care Act, Behavioral Health Information Technology bill, practice-related programming at the 2012 APA Annual Convention and Humana violating parity laws with reimbursement cuts.
  • June 21
    This newsletter addresses proposed endorsement of "Structure and Function of an Interdisciplinary Team for Persons with Acquired Brain Injury", VA's expansion of its mental health workforce and efforts to include psychologists in Medicare’s “physician” definition.
  • June 7
    This newsletter addresses Medicare payments, definition of "physician", support for hospital medical staff and resources for hurricane season.
  • May 24
    This newsletter addresses the 2012 Association of VA Psychologist Leaders Conference, psychologist locator, commnents being accepted for DSM-5 and ICD-11 and the Mental Health Blog Party.
  • May 10
    This newsletter addresses health & behavior billing codes, telehealth services, hoarding and Pre-APA convention workshop on parenting coordination.
  • April 26
    This newsletter addresses improved advocacy communications, changes in neuropsychology assessment policy, Give an Hour founder Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD, deaf interpreters and forensic psychology books.
  • April 12
    This newsletter addresses Supreme Court hearings on health care reform law, psychotherapy codes, rate cuts, State Leadership Conference Keynote Address from Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, op-eds and letters, depression and obesity.
  • March 29
    This newsletter addresses Florida insurance regulators, 29th State Leadership Conference, a message from Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award winners, telepsychology task force work and Perspectives on the future of professional psychology.
  • March 8
    This newsletter addresses behavior analysis for autism, health care reform implementation, checks from the Ingenix settlement by United HealthCare, Practice Organization activities and PsycLINK debuts on APACommunities.
  • Feb. 23
    This newsletter addresses congress medicare, health insurance definition, insurance claims and improving personal health and finances.
  • Feb. 9
    This newsletter addresses essential health benefits rulemaking, transition to ICD-10-CM, recent news coverage in psychology and Dan Abrahamson, PhD.
  • Jan. 26
    This newsletter addresses chronic disease and stress, Stress in America town hall, a message from Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, cyberbullying and affirming the doctoral standard in West Virginia.
  • Jan. 12
    This newsletter addresses parity implementation, health care reform, APAPO's legislative advocacy, forensic psychology book recommendations and CMS requirements for hospital participation in Medicare and Medicaid.
Date created: 2012
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