May 28, 2009 |Vol. 6, No. 5
In the Spotlight
Consumers and providers allege that large health insurers used a flawed database to suppress the "usual, customary and reasonable" rates for out-of-network services.
From the Field
- Practice leader presses for payment reform in health care debate
The Senate Finance Committee has released three "Descriptions of Policy Options" for health care reform, which detail policy options for improving patient care and reducing health care costs, expanding health care coverage to all Americans and financing reform
- Veterans Affairs psychology leadership conference highlights VA health care
Topics included homelessness, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder and the Uniform Mental Services Health Plan.
- Call for comments on proposed pharmacological guidelines
The proposed guidelines will be a resource on pharmacotherapy for psychologists as prescribers, in active collaboration or when providing information on medication.