Health Care Reform
A top legislative priority for the American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Association involves working with policymakers to enact and implement health care reform that fully integrates psychological services into primary care, prevention and benefits packages.
Health Insurance Exchanges
APAPO begins to address issues with health insurance exchange rollout
Early wrinkle surfaces with Connecticut health plan.
Medicaid and the new health insurance exchanges: Do you know how they interact?
This final article in our installment on health insurance exchanges (HIEs) explains the connection between Medicaid and HIEs.
Health insurance exchanges: Focus on state-based exchanges
This third article in our series on health insurance exchanges takes a more in-depth look at exchanges operated by the states.
Health insurance exchanges: Options for states, issues for psychologists
This is the second article in a series about the health insurance exchanges being created as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act
An overview for psychologists.
Health Care Reform Law and APAPO Advocacy Efforts
APA Practice Organization advocates for professional psychology with US Senate chronic care working group
The letter addressed integrated care, access to telehealth services, evidenced-based treatments for obesity and more.
Supporting comprehensive mental health system reform
Both the APA Practice Organization and APA continue to press for congressional action on comprehensive mental health system reform.
New legislation aims to strengthen mental health system
Bipartisan Senate leaders prioritize improving outcomes for people with serious mental illness.
Whom do you know on Capitol Hill?
APAPO’s new initiative looks to identify key contacts psychologists have with members of Congress.
New legislation could revamp ailing mental health system
The bipartisan bill also includes a provision to make psychologists eligible for electronic health record incentive payments.
APA Practice Organization advocates for childrens’ health care legislation
New legislation would, among other provisions, include pediatric psychologists in nationally designated children’s hospital care networks.
Spotlight on treatment of serious mental illness
APA convention program featuring Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., highlights reforms intended to address the urgent needs of children and adults with serious mental illness.
APA opposes efforts to repeal provider non-discrimination clause
Physician-sponsored legislation could exclude psychologists from some health plans.
New APA office sharpens focus on health care financing
Efforts will focus on inclusion and reimbursement of psychologists in the health care system.
Countdown to health care reform
Opening session of the 2013 State Leadership Conference focuses on key issues and approaches to reform.
Supreme Court holds hearings on the constitutionality of health care reform law
Decisions regarding the individual mandate and Medicaid expansion could impact professional psychology
- Health Care Reform Proceeds Toward an Uncertain Future (PDF, 443KB)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: New protections and opportunities for practicing psychologists
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) expands coverage for more Americans, protects traditional psychological practice, and opens new opportunities for psychologists in private and public health programs.
New provisions of health care reform law take effect
Several new provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect September 23, 2010
Psychotherapy restoration extension to become law with passage of historic health care reform legislation
Congress has approved legislation that will extend the 5 percent Medicare psychotherapy payment restoration for all of 2010 retroactive to January 1. This is an important victory on a payment issue critical to psychologists.
Oregon allows doctoral psychological interns and residents to bill Medicaid
New law advances integrated care by including psychologists as behavioral health clinicians in patient-centered primary care homes and behavioral health homes.
Medicaid reimbursement victory in Arkansas
Mental health services provided by predoctoral psychology interns will be eligible for Medicaid reimbursement as of Sept. 1.
New Opportunities for Psychologists
Training to help psychologists explore integrated care and alternative practice models
Practitioners from throughout the U.S. are welcomed to participate in the multistate summit on May 30.
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends behavioral counseling to prevent cardiovascular disease
Psychologists are specifically recognized as referral sources for the first time.