Progress Notes Podcast
Progress Notes is a podcast produced by the APA Practice Organization with practicing psychologists in mind. Episodes cover a range of topics that affect practitioners, including the financial and legal aspects of running a business. Listeners will also hear expert analysis on developments in health care policy along with stories that highlight the work of fellow psychologists.
SPTA’s are welcome to link to the podcast webpage from their SPTA websites, tweet, post links to episodes on SPTA listservs and include in SPTA newsletters. We welcome story ideas. Two podcast logos are attached if you’d like to post one of them to your website and include a hyperlink to the podcast. Here is the webpage, http://www.apapracticecentral.org/business/podcasts/index.aspx.
Good Practice Magazine
This magazine is for practicing psychologists, offers practical and timely information to help psychologists understand and cultivate marketplace opportunities, manage and grow their practices, and confront professional challenges. Good Practice magazine is a benefit exclusively for members of the APA Practice Organization and is published three times per year and mailed to Practice Organization members.
I’d like to provide several past issues to SPTAs to share with your members via email or posting to your SPTA listservs.
Electronic copies of the following issues can be issued upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fall 2016 – The Money Issue - examines the topic of money and its relevance to professional practice. Looks at the current landscape of the health care delivery system and the various factors influencing reimbursement and payment for psychological and behavioral health services. Interviews with psychologists who have expanded their incomes through niche practices and those who prefer the financial stability of being an employee and receiving a steady paycheck. We explore psychologists’ perspective on money and how they view themselves professionally.
- Winter 2017 - In this issue, Good Practice writers break down the details of MACRA and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and what psychologists need to know about reimbursement for services under this new payment program. We look at a new opportunity to help train psychologists to work within integrated health care systems through a $2-million grant from the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). APA and Practice Organization President Antonio E. Puente, PhD, answers members’ questions on reimbursement codes. We also highlight a psychologist who makes a living exclusively as a Medicare provider and feature advice from practitioners on how to work in the Medicare system.