As of 12-17-17, DHS significantly reduced the requirements for Brief DAs, and increased the number of therapy sessions that can be provided prior to completing the Brief DA to three sessions. These changes delete eight previously required sections, making the Brief DA
Anthony Puente, Ph.D., President-Elect of the American Psychological Association and coding expert, provided an excellent webinar, “Getting Reimbursed for Treatment of Behavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders,” on Aug. 31, 2016. This webinar was offered to members of the APA Practice Organization,
By Richard Sethre, Psy.D., L.P., with generous research support provided by Procentive The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or “Obamacare”) includes many major changes in the delivery of healthcare, including increased communication between medical providers to coordinate care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published new HIPAA guidelines clarifying the rights of patients to access their medical records. The guidelines, as is typical for CMS, are pretty dense and detailed, but the New York Times
As reported in an NPR article published on 10-23-15, “In Maryland, A Change In How Hospitals Are Paid Boosts Public Health,” Maryland hospitals have been offered a voluntary capitated payment system, and, remarkably, every hospital in the state has signed