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PracticeUpdate: 2013

  • Dec. 19
    This newsletter addresses Medicare fee schedule gains for 2014, the new Behavioral Health Information Technology bill and using bright light therapy for seasonal affective disorder.
  • Nov. 21
    This newsletter addresses the final parity rule, congressional proposal to reform Medicare payment system, psychotherapy awareness initiative releases and accreditation standards.
  • Nov. 7
    This newsletter addresses avoiding the Medicare payment penalty in 2013, Medicare outpatient mental health coverage parity and the free Psychologist Locator listing.
  • Oct. 24
    This newsletter addresses Medicare enrollment status, Telepsychology 50-state review and patient fact sheet on controlling diabetes.
  • Oct. 10
    This newsletter addresses the APAPO/APA joint letter on mental health care, the Behavioral Health Information Technology bill, the Health Insurance Exchange rollout, and sleep disturbance and disorders in military personnel and veterans.
  • Sept. 26
    This newsletter addresses the Aetna settlement of Ingenix claims, APAPO-PAC Medicare payment reform, Psychologist Locator, parity violations survey, and HIPAA Final Rule compliance information and products.
  • Sept. 12
    This newsletter addresses projected Medicare payment cuts, telepsychology guidelines, anxiety disorders in youth and call for nominations for two APA governance groups.
  • Aug. 29
    This newsletter addresses Medicare payment, Medicaid, health insurance exchanges, incentive payments, provider non-discrimination clause and APA Practice working for you.
  • July 25 
    This newsletter addresses the HIPAA compliance deadline, APA presidential candidates and practice-related programming at the 2013 APA Annual Convention.
  • June 27
    This newsletter addresses APAPO's video showing recent activities, state-based health insurance exchanges and recent research on stress and physical health.

  • June 13
    This newsletter addresses the Medicare physician definition legislation, Medicare payment reform advocacy and the White House mental health conference.

  • May 30
    This newsletter addresses health insurance exchanges, potential insurance company violations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act, health care financing and psychologist suggestions on weight management.

  • May 16
    This newsletter addresses questions about DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM, professional psychology on legislative advocacy path, prescriptive authority legislation and Mental Health Month.

  • April 25
    This newsletter addresses the Affordable Care Act, federal parity agencies, National Committee for Quality Assurance's Patient-Centered Specialty Practices, Medicare payment reform proposal and stress.

  • April 11
    This newsletter addresses health care reform, new opportunities for psychologists, and the launch of the APA Practice Organization’s political action committee.

  • March 28
    This newsletter addresses electronic health records, tips for tax day, APA’s Psychotherapy Awareness Initiative Nonprofit PR Award and the 2013 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards.

  • March 14
    This newsletter addresses HIPAA Final Rule, final rule on essential health benefits, questions about PQRS and health care reform.

  • Feb. 28
    This newsletter addresses how APA Practice is working for you, ICD change and avoiding antitrust issues on listserves.

  • Feb. 14
    This newsletter addresses the reference guide for PQRS measures, procedure codes and G-codes, Stress in America health care system survey and the Practice Leadership Circle.

  • Jan. 31
    This newsletter addresses psychotherapy codes, gun violence initiatives, treating depression in older adults and weight loss.

  • Jan. 17
    This newsletter addresses Physician Quality Reporting System, handling records of a deceased psychologist, Essential Health Benefits rule, treating depression in older adults and spotlight on state advocacy efforts.
Date created: 2013
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