APA directorate updates

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Updates from the Practice Directorate

For more information, contact Heather Miliman.

The Practice Directorate is continuing to keep members informed about 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule changes that affect psychologists who treat Medicare beneficiaries and the commercial carrier market.

The Practice Directorate has created a video primer for practitioners that provides an introduction to basic terminology related to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), dispels some common myths about EHR systems and underscores the benefits for psychologists of using EHRs in professional practice.

The APA Practice Organization (APAPO) continues to provide new information and resources for psychologists about preparing for the Jan. 1 implementation of the 2013 psychotherapy codes in the “2013 psychotherapy codes for psychologists” section. The December 2012 issue of Monitor on Psychology, which APA members should receive in early December, contains an insert from APAPO dedicated to helping psychologists understand coding changes for 2013.