PracticeUpdate: 2016

PracticeUpdate: 2016
  • Dec. 15
    This issue addresses practicing self-care, Jo Linder-Crow, rules governing interstate psychology and telehealth practices, Asian American mental health and Practice Organization highlights for 2016.
  • Nov. 17
    This issue addresses cultural competency training, contesting legal name requirement, networking, psychotherapy coding clarifications, telemedicine code modifier, and the 2017 physician fee schedule.
  • Nov. 3
    This issue addresses the CMS final rule for the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015, discussing money and payment for services with patients, Practice Institute founders business advice, the president’s parity task force recommendations to improve mental health coverage, and the Practice Organization email listserv.
  • Oct. 20
    This issue addresses dealing with insurers, risk adjustment audits, pregnancy loss, State Beat column, and new members elected to the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice.
  • Oct. 6
    This issue addresses the APA guideline on PTSD treatment, Behavioral Health Electronic Medical Records Incentive Program, mental health legislation, Physician Quality Reporting System, and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative grant to APA.
  • Sept. 22
    This issue addresses changing 14 mental health ICD-10-CM codes, psychologist getting sick, APA clinical practice guideline steering committee positions, and running a business.
  • Sept. 8
    This issue addresses the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and the 8th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference.
  • Aug. 25
    This issue addresses the 2016 Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice elections, self-care for psychologists in the wake of violence, racial bias, stereotyping and attitudes about police, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards job task analysis, and psychologists licensure.
  • July 21
    This issue addresses overcoming professional self-doubt, the 2018 APA presidential candidates, and programming highlights for practitioners at the 2016 APA convention.
  • July 7
    This issue addresses negotiating your first salary, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed rule on Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models, and the Red Cross Disaster Training in Denver.
  • June 9
    This issue addresses the Guide to Medicare for Psychologists, research on body image among young girls and the connection to health behaviors, and The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's input on postpartum depression interventions.
  • May 26
    This issue addresses how Medicare fees for psychological services are determined, young children with ADHD benefiting from behavior therapy, child maltreatment interventions, and the Midwest multi-state summit on alternative practice models and integrated.
  • May 12
    This issue discusses the Iowa Prescription Authority Bill, a proposed new Medicare incentive payment system from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the end of PQRS in December 2016.
  • April 21
    This issue addresses 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System  reporting, National Correct Coding Initiative edits, and Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals training at APA convention.
  • April 7
    This issue addresses risk adjustment audits of psychologists, opioid addiction, APA's partnership with PhoneRover, and the Medicare Mental Health Access Act (H.R. 4277/S. 2597).
  • March 24
    This issue addresses EquiClaim letters on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield regarding the use of CPT® code 90837, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016, Expanding the Practice Spectrum, and Mid-Atlantic multi-state summit on alternative practice models and integrated care.
  • March 10
    This issue addresses new and traditional psychology practice models, Rep. Kristi Noem's legislation that supports practicing psychologists, Rep. Tim Murphy's mental health reform legislation, Gov. Ted Strickland being honored for being a candidate for the U.S. Senate, nominating Practice Organization leaders, and Practice Organization's annual report: 2015 highlights and 2016 priorities.
  • Feb. 25
    This issue addresses behavioral health among Medicare beneficiaries, the Practice Organization members-only listserv, psychologists’ payment rates, and concussion research and treatment.
  • Feb. 11
    This issue addresses Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice members, telemedicine services, and final recommendation on screening for depression in children and adolescents.
  • Jan. 28 
    This issue addresses physician supervision and Medicare payment rates, ICD-10-CM code discrepancies found in DSM-5, professional psychology with Senate chronic care working group, and the latest Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice governance members.
  • Jan. 14
    This newsletter addresses the Medicare Mental Health Access Act, parity enforcement and consumer protections, practitioner input on practice guidelines for record keeping and social media.
Date created: January 2016