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 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.
New Opportunities for Psychologists
Comments call for psychologists’ inclusion in ACOs
APA Chief Executive Officer Norman B. Anderson, PhD, and APA Executive Director for Professional Practice Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, urge inclusion of clinical psychologists as participants in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)