23 Sep 2016

Getting Reimbursed for Treatment of Behavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders

APA President-elect Antonio Puente, PhD, discusses effective billing strategies using ICD-10-CM codes specific to mental, behavioral and neurocognitive disorders. This webinar is geared to help psychologists having problems documenting and billing for cognitive deficits covered under ICD-10-CM chapters G and R.

This webinar is brought to you by the Practice Organization, advocating for psychologists on reimbursement issues. The Practice Organization is a legally separate companion organization to APA.

Presenter Bio:

Antonio E. Puente, PhD, is president-elect of the American Psychological Association and the APA Practice Organization. Dr. Puente maintains a private practice focused on clinical neuropsychology. He is an authority on coding and billing for psychological services. Between 1993 and 2008, he was APA’s representative to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) panel. Dr. Puente served two terms on the AMA Editorial Panel of the CPT panel. He was also on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.

Discussant Bio:

Lynn Bufka, PhD, is Associate Executive Director, Practice Research and Policy, at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bufka oversees programs and projects related to expanding opportunities for professional psychology including integration of psychology in the health care delivery system, diagnostic and functional classification, clinical practice guideline development and outcomes measurement. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson for APA on these topics and other policy matters relevant to professional practice. Additionally, Dr. Bufka is a Maryland licensed psychologist and continues to provide treatment and clinical consultation on a limited basis.

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20 Sep 2016

Research Roundup Articles from Practice Update

Research Roundup Articles from Practice Update

The APA Practice Organization, a separate companion organization to APA, supports practicing psychologists in all settings and at all stages of their career. The Practice Organization advocates for the profession of psychology regarding licensure, reimbursement for services and professional standing.

Practice Update is the e-newsletter of the Practice Organization. This collection research roundup articles address some of the latest literature covering a range of issues from the use of animals as a therapeutic agent and the growing field of concussion research and treatment to current research on body image among young girls and clinical considerations for psychologists who see patients with opioid misuse.

Please enjoy this collection of selected research roundup articles from Practice Update.

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18 Sep 2016

Emerging Career Paths for Clinical Practitioners

This 30-minute webinar discusses ways in which clinicians like you have broadened their career options by taking the path less traveled.

Learn more about:

• Creating opportunities in emerging practice areas
• Maximizing your full scope of practice and training
• Practical tips and resources for exploring innovative paths

…and more!

Presenter Bio:

Vaile Wright is Director of Research and Special Projects in the Practice Research and Policy office at APA. Their office focuses on the development and implementation of programs and policies related to expanding opportunities for professional psychology, including projects aimed at increasing access to psychological services for the public through the integration of psychology in the health care delivery system. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2007, and is licensed in the District of Columbia.

Moderator Bio:

Garth A. Fowler is an Associate Executive Director for Education, and the Director of the Office for Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training at APA. He leads the Directorate’s efforts to develop resources, guidelines, and policies that promote and enhance disciplinary education and training in psychology at the graduate and postdoctoral level. He has served as a consultant for universities and research institutions on program development and assessment, creating learning outcome for graduate and postdoctoral training, creation of career and professional development resources, submitting federal training grants, and teaching responsible conduct of research.

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