Practice Update

January 13, 2011 |Vol. 8, No. 1

In the Spotlight

Medicare payments reduced for 2011

CMS actions result in lower Medicare reimbursement rates; APAPO continues advocating for practitioners

New law narrows application of Red Flags Rule

Many psychologists are still asking about the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule. This article from January explains how successful advocacy by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the APA Practice Organization protected members from unnecessary regulation under the Red Flags Rule.

Practitioner Resources

From the Field

  • Psychologists sought for DSM-5 field trials
    Psychologists are needed to assess feasibility and utility of proposed criteria modifications for the DSM-5
  • It’s who you know
    Lynn F. Bufka, PhD, assistant executive director for practice research and policy, spearheads research efforts related to psychology practice while helping members with questions about practice-related APA guidelines and policy