February 8, 2007 |Vol. 4, No. 2
In the Spotlight
The latest developments in APA's fight against major Medicare payment reductions, what has been achieved to date, and how members of Congress are responding to our message
- NPI Update: Taxonomy Code Changes; How Many NPIs You Need
This article contains information about several changes in the NPI “taxonomy codes”, including the addition of a new code available to psychologists who are authorized to prescribe psychotropic medications. Further, some practitioners are unclear about whether they need to obtain one or two NPIs.
From the Field
- APA Lends Strong Support to Senate Parity Bill
As a result of successful negotiations with traditional opponents of full mental health care insurance parity, a new and promising piece of legislation is set to be introduced in the Senate this month.
- California court reverses lower court order on client records
Psychotherapist-client privilege is successfully defended in a California case, thanks in part to APA advocacy
- APA to Conduct Health Professional Practice Information Survey
The APA and more than 70 other health care professional organizations have worked together to coordinate a comprehensive survey of America's psychologists, which be used in efforts to positively influence national decision makers to ensure accurate and fair representation for all health care professionals and patients.