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Therapy Tidbits May/June 2016 at PDResources


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.
May 4, 2016 - PRLog -- 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
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)...
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

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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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