News, Events, and Webinars
Changes coming to testing codes: There’s a new billing code structure for psychological and neuropsychological assessment according to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Changes were recently released in their proposed rule for the 2019 physician fee schedule.
APA Names Chief of Professional Practice: Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP, joined APA in July 2018.
Please stay tuned for future announcements.
Throughout the year, the Practice Organization hosts regular webinars on billing and reimbursement, legal issues, and other topics of interest to practicing psychologists. See below for links to register for upcoming webinars or to view past programs including access to the transcripts and slides.
Billing and Reimbursement: 2018 Medicare Update
Diane Pedulla, JD, shares important changes to Medicare that went into effect Jan. 1. 2018.
Getting reimbursed: Using Telehealth and the New Cognitive Functioning G Code
Antonio E. Puente, PhD, discusses the ins and outs of getting reimbursed for telehealth services and the new cognitive functioning G code.
Getting Reimbursed: How to Effectively Use H&B codes
Antonio E. Puente, PhD, talks about the purpose of and how to best use H&B codes with patients who have health care conditions.
Transforming Your Practice: Expanding Your Skills to Work in New Settings
Doug Tynan, PhD, ABPP, and Christopher Nettles, PhD, present about the growing movement toward integrated health care and the opportunities available for psychologists.
Telepsychology & the Psychology lnterjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)
Deborah C. Baker, JD, and Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD, discuss the main principles of providing telepsycholgy services, and provide an overview and update on the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).
Things you don’t learn in graduate school: How to prepare for success in professional practice
Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP, Lynn Bufka, PhD, and Tyler Bradstreet, MS, MA, provide an overview on preparing for licensure and license mobility, the importance of billing and reimbursement rates, and common legal and regulatory issues that come up in professional practice.
Getting Reimbursed: Changes coming to testing codes
Antonio Puente, PhD, Neil Pliskin, PhD, and Diane Pedulla, JD, discuss upcoming changes to the Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Codes.
Quality reporting: Measuring outcomes, reporting data, and the Mental and Behavioral Health Registry (MBHR)
Vaile Wright, PhD, and Diane Pedulla, JD, introduce a new tool that will allow practitioners to track quality outcomes and report MIPS from a centralized location.
Town Hall with Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP
Sept. 27: 12-1 p.m. ET
Join us for a virtual town hall with Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP, APA’s new chief of professional practice.
Getting Reimbursed: Testing code changes are here.
Oct. 24: 12-1 p.m. ET
Join Antonio Puente, PhD, and Neil Pliskin, PhD, for a follow-up session discussing the upcoming changes to the Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Codes introduced in the July webinar. Specific codes, descriptions and practical examples will be shared.
Getting Reimbursed: Changes coming to testing codes, part 3.
Dec. 4: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. ET
Registration opens Nov. 1
A second follow-up session discussing the specific changes to the P & NP codes covered in the July/October webinars and introducing CMS’s payment structure.
MACRA for Psychologists: How Medicare payments will change
Diane Pedulla, JD, informs psychologists about the latest changes in Medicare.
We are Business People: Learning to Market Yourself as a Psychologist
Tyson D. Bailey, PsyD, presents an overview of marketing and learn how to create a profile of the personal characteristics of the individual or groups you’d like to reach.
Getting reimbursed: How to successfully bill with CPT codes
Antonio Puente, PhD, and Alan Nessman, JD, discuss effective billing strategies using CPT codes.
Getting reimbursed, part 2: Addressing challenges with codes, billing and insurers
Antonio Puente, PhD, and Alan Nessman, JD, cover questions on billing from psychologists who registered for the webinar or had follow-up questions to the May 8 reimbursement webinar.
Practicing Telehealth: What is legal and what is not?
Deborah C. Baker, JD, and Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD, discuss the main principles of providing telepsycholgical services, and provide an overview of the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).
MACRA for Psychologists: What’s changing about Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program
Diane Pedulla, JD, explains how MIPS reporting is changing and what these changes mean for your practice, and discusses how to begin preparing for 2019 and beyond.
Geropsychology Practice: A World of Opportunity
Michael Frese, PhD, shares tips on how to run an independent psychology practice without managing an office, find steady work in nursing or assisted living facilities, discover opportunities to work as a consultant in a medical center setting, and work part-time and make a full-time income outside of a traditional office setting.
Transitioning Your Psychology Practice to Primary or Specialty Health Care
Helen Coons, PhD, and Connie Galietti, JD, provide instruction on how to transition a psychology practice to health settings.
Getting Reimbursed for Treatment of Behavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders
Antonio E. Puente, PhD, and Lynn Bufka, PhD, cover some of the basics on getting reimbursed for behavioral and neurocognitive disorder work using the ICD-10-CM system.