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Therapy Tidbits May/June 2016 is comprised of select articles from the May/June 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues.
The articles included in this course are:
CMS Wrongfully Denying PQRS Incentives
Due to the dogged determination and careful attention to detail of Amy Rosett, PhD, a solo practitioner from Encino, California, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) overturned its decision to deny a financial bonus for her 2014 participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)…
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Psychology Lags in Helping Impaired Colleagues
Washington – Psychology lags far behind other health professions in helping impaired colleagues, an Oklahoma psychologist told a small group at the annual State Leadership Conference sponsored by the American Psychological Association and its Practice Organization…
Disclosures for Forensic Evaluations
Forensic evaluations include Social Security examinations, competency and sanity evaluations in criminal cases, independent psychological evaluations, court-ordered psychological testing and child custody evaluations…
Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid
I work in a sleep medicine clinic. Since the implementation of ICD-10-CM, I have had more cases where the diagnosis (for example: insomnia) is not accepted by insurance. My billing person has asked me for another diagnosis so she can rebill insurance. There are some cases where all I can do is give a different diagnosis that had not been documented before in the chart. Is this ethical? At my private practice, I have paper charts. I wondered if you have general guidelines about whether you can do an addendum to your note, or how I should handle giving a new diagnosis…
Crossing the Mental Health Court Chasm to Community Mental Health
“Welcome to mental health court,” I say in a voice and tone intended to communicate authentic caring as I begin to describe the nature and goals of Broward County’s Misdemeanor Mental Health Court…
Challenging a Mandate to Adopt EHRs
In 2007, the Minnesota legislature passed a law mandating that by Jan. 1, 2015, all health care providers adopt Electronic Health Records (EHRs). A grassroots group of psychotherapists concerned about security of confidential client information challenged the mandate…
Evidence-Based Treatment for Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma
Increasingly, the suffering of military service members who experienced sexual trauma while on active duty is being recognized. Military sexual trauma, (MST) is used to describe the experiences of thousands of current and former male and female service members who were sexually assaulted or repeatedly sexually harassed…
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This course is comprised of select articles from the May/June 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:
CMS Wrongfully Denying PQRS Incentives, Psychology Lags in Helping Impaired Colleagues, Disclosures for Forensic Evaluations, Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid, Crossing the Mental Health Court Chasm to Community Mental Health, Challenging a Mandate to Adopt EHRs, Evidence-Based Treatment for Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma – Course #10-99 | 2016 | 13 pages | 10 posttest questions.
Therapy Tidbits is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that discusses a variety of psychotherapy topics included in the March/April 2016 issue of The National Psychologist (TNP). TNP is a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists and other mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Depression Screenings Urged During and After Pregnancy – new depression-screening guidelines for maternal mental health, ACA Constantly Changing – updates on the Affordable Care Act, Social Media and Ethics: Self-Reflection in Context of Technology – helps clinicians engage in meaningful reflection prior to engaging in social media, RxP Battle May Not Be Worth the Cost – discusses the controversial topic of prescriptive authority for psychologists, Psychologists Must Keep Pace as Technology Changes Practice – technology is changing and psychologists need to keep up, Ethical Ways to Counteract Negative Reviews Online – tips for handling negative reviews and preventing them in the first place, The Wounded Psychologist: Adverse Effects from a Licensing Complaint – tips for dealing with and preventing regulatory complaints
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