State Leadership Conference

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) and North Dakota psychologists Dr. Matthew Doppler, (left) and Dr. Mark Doerner (credit: APA photo)

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) and North Dakota psychologists Dr. Matthew Doppler, (left) and Dr. Mark Doerner, discussed making psychologists eligible for incentive payments through the HITECH Act.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) Counter clockwise from Jenkins: Dr. David Hill; Dr. Theresa Coddington; Emily Mueller, legislative assistant to Jenkins; Dr. Adam Buhman-Wiggs (credit: APA photo)

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), in blue jacket, shared her views on including psychologists in Medicare’s “physician” definition with Kansas psychologists. Counter clockwise from Jenkins: Dr. David Hill; Dr. Theresa Coddington; Emily Mueller, legislative assistant to Jenkins; Dr. Adam Buhman-Wiggs.

Clockwise from Jones, Dr. Nancy Laney; Dr. Jim Hilke; Dr. Charlie Cooper; and Brandon Lyon, legislative assistant with Rep. Walther B.Jones(credit: APA photo)

Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) (red tie) met with North Carolina psychologists to discuss the Medicare “physician” definition. Clockwise from Jones, Dr. Nancy Laney; Dr. Jim Hilke; Dr. Charlie Cooper; and Brandon Lyon, legislative assistant with Jones.

Left to right, Jack Hutson; Dr. Wendy Plante; Dr. Leslie Feil; Sen. Reed (credit: APA photo)

Members of the Rhode Island Psychological Association discussed Medicare and health information technology incentives with Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.). Left to right, Jack Hutson; Dr. Wendy Plante; Dr. Leslie Feil; Sen. Reed.

Left to right, Dr. Nicky Ozbek; Rep. Cooper; Dr. Lisa Oglesby; Dr. Frank Edwards (credit: APA photo)

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Tennessee psychologists. Left to right, Dr. Nicky Ozbek; Rep. Cooper; Dr. Lisa Oglesby; Dr. Frank Edwards.

Left to right, Dr. Carol Schwartz; Dr. Tamara McKay; Josephine Johnson; Rep. Clarke; Dr. Melissa Grey; Dr. Judith Kovach; Dr. Kirstin Sheridan (credit: APA photo)

Michigan Psychological Association members spoke with Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) about the importance of protecting the Medicare mental health payment. Left to right, Dr. Carol Schwartz; Dr. Tamara McKay; Josephine Johnson; Rep. Clarke; Dr. Melissa Grey; Dr. Judith Kovach; Dr. Kirstin Sheridan.