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PracticeUpdate: 2014

  • Dec. 18
    This newsletter addresses APAPO's PQRSPRO, detailed or lean therapy records, ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes, and state, provincial and territorial psychological association 2014 achievements.
  • Nov. 20
    This newsletter addresses additional psychotherapy codes for 2015, tracking patients’ insurance coverage and a Medicare bill making psychologists eligible to provide obesity services.
  • Nov. 6
    This newsletter addresses the 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule, the PQRS registry, late and missed appointments, applied behavior analysis services, and Practice Directorate Activity Highlights from February through July 2014.
  • Oct. 23
    This newsletter addresses Inovalon risk adjustment audits, HIPAA breach notification standards, issues that continuously lower reimbursement for psychological services, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
  • Oct. 9
    This newsletter addresses maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, resources for an ever-growing population’s needs, APAPO's member involvement in governance elections and the Out of the Darkness Walk.
  • Sept. 25
    This newsletter addresses ICD-9 codes, patient referral fees raise, Medicare compliance requirements, and potential harms and burdens of psychotherapy.
  • Sept. 11
    This newsletter addresses the proposed 2015 Medicare fee schedule, HIPAA concerns with Inovalon audit, finding the right electronic health record, behavioral counseling to prevent cardiovascular disease, nominations for APA's Clinical Practice Guideline steering committee, and the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards and the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance.
  • Aug. 21
    This newsletter addresses treatment of serious mental illness, Medicaid reimbursement victory in Arkansas and popular Research Roundups.
  • July 24
    This newsletter addresses the proposed Medicare fee schedule rule for 2015, new codes for adaptive behavior assessment, 2016 APA presidential candidates and APA convention programming highlights for practitioners.
  • June 26
    This newsletter addresses sample professional wills and additional resources for practitioners, Illinois prescriptive authority law, provider non-discrimination issues and Rhode Island's parity law.
  • June 12
    This newsletter addresses Illinois prescriptive authority, patient requests for their patient record and romantic relationship satisfaction for couples transitioning to parenthood.
  • May 22
    This newsletter addresses Mental Health Month resources for psychologists and patients, mental health parity, fact sheets for psychologists and patients, and resources for parents and teachers on identifying emotional distress in kids.
  • May 8
    This newsletter addresses clinical practice guidelines, creating roadmaps for practice, understanding Alzheimer’s disease and comments on revisions to Social Security Administration criteria for evaluating neurological disorders.
  • April 24
    This newsletter addresses Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System requirements, HIPAA's compliance issues with Skype and APAPO's responses to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services request for information.
  • April 10
    This newsletter addresses a new law that averts the medicare reimbursement rate cut, the delay of the ICD-10, a call to action for a mental health class action law suit, and more.
  • March 27
    This newsletter addresses the Ingenix class action settlement, the gap between Medicare and private sector, and accurate documentation of psychotherapy services.
  • March 13
    This newsletter addresses the Annual State Leadership Conference, CMS 1500 claim form, Electronic Health Records and tax day tips.
  • Feb. 27
    This newsletter addresses the class action lawsuit settlement claims submission, conduct disorder and Selected highlights of APA Practice Directorate and APA Practice Organization activities from August 2013 through January 2014.
  • Feb. 13
    This newsletter addresses teen stress levels, electronic health records certification program, Clinical Practice Guideline advisory steering committee and 2014 midterm election update from APAPO-PAC’s new director.
  • Jan. 30
    This newsletter addresses guidance on submitting Ingenix settlement claims, APAPO legislative advocacy priorities for 2014, cloud computing and psychiatric association practice guidelines.
  • Jan. 16
    This newsletter addresses the 2014 Medicare fee schedules, 2014 updates to Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System, mental health parity implementation advocacy and call for a psychologist on the Advisory Steering Committee for Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines of the American Psychological Association.
Date created: 2014
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