In the Spotlight
Do you know what your state law requires regarding client record retention? Are you aware of APA's Record Keeping Guidelines?
Think twice before signing what may be a well-disguised solicitation to join a provider network, accompanied by significant financial consequences for your practice
Mental health parity is a great step forward in the fight to end insurance discrimination against those seeking treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 will increase payments to offset 2007 cuts, delay additional cuts, phase in coinsurance parity and expand funding for services to veterans and rural Americans
Pay-for-performance trend gathers steam
Experts at the APA Practice Organization's 2008 State Leadership Conference explored pay-for-performance programs as they are being applied to mental health services delivery
This "Clinical Conversation" was stimulated by the documented mental health needs of active duty military, National Guard, Reservists and veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan