The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published an "interim final" rule that sets forth when and how psychologists and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must give notice to patients and HHS if they discover that protected health information has been "breached."
The American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Directorate has completed a state-by-state review of workers' compensation laws, regulations and related policies concerning psychologists' ability to conduct "independent medical examinations (IMEs)."
From the Field
- Congress perseveres on Medicare and health care reform
The Senate Finance Committee began its long-awaited markup of Medicare and health care reform legislation and the House Rules Committee plans to merge the three reform bills pending in the House
- Practice Directorate surveys member satisfaction with insurance companies
The APA Practice Directorate is surveying a sample of APA practitioner members about their satisfaction with the nation's largest insurance and managed care companies.