State Leadership Conference

During the State Leadership Conference, psychologists met with key legislators about Medicare reimbursement, mental health parity and health information technology legislation.

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), a lead sponsor of the mental health parity bill passed by the Senate last September, talks with Wyoming psychologists about the prospects for reaching a final deal with the House this year. Left to right: Sen. Enzi staffer Keith Flanagan, Dr. Barbara Ziegler, Wyoming Psychological Association executive director Chris Bass, APA Practice Organization's Cordell Francis and Sen. Enzi.

Oregon Psychological Association members discuss with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) the need to restore Medicare reimbursement levels following recent cuts. Left to right: Dr. Doug Marlow, Dr. Robin Henderson, Sarah Adelhart, Linda Forrest and Sen. Wyden.

Hawaii psychologists discuss with Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) the need to pass mental health parity legislation this year. Left to right: Abercrombie, Dr. Michael Christopher, Dr. Brad Klontz, Dr. Robin Miyamoto and Dr. Keith Pedro.

Kentucky psychologists explain to Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) the need to make privacy protections a cornerstone of health information technology legislation. Left to right: Dr. Larry Curl, Kentucky Psychological Association executive director Dr. Nancy Gordon-Moore, Dr. Robin Sublett, Rep. Yarmuth, Cay Shawler and Dan Sheras.