Practice Update

February 14, 2011 |Vol. 8, No. 3

In the Spotlight

Look for delayed psychotherapy payments soon

The restoration payments were one aspect of many Medicare payment changes included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of March 2010

Resources for Practitioners

From the Field

  • Few Americans aware of mental health parity law
    Although the federal mental health parity law took effect on January 1, 2011 for most employer-sponsored plans covered by the law, an APA survey finds that 89 percent of Americans have not heard of it
  • Affirming psychologists as parenting coordinators
    The APA Practice Directorate supports the Pennsylvania Psychological Association by sending a comment letter to the state Supreme Court asserting qualified licensed psychologists' suitability for providing parenting coordination services
  • Senate votes down health care reform repeal
    United opposition from Senate Democrats and the White House makes a full repeal of the law during the 112th Congress unlikely