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Key Medicare Changes for 2021

Posted: January 15, 2021

Proposed reductions to reimbursement have been decreased and the public health emergency has been extended. 

New federal legislation signed into law in late December 2020 directly impacts the 2021 Medicare conversion factor and reimbursement rates.  Although this action does not completely reverse the 2021 reimbursement reductions for many services, it does diminish the drastic Medicare payment reductions originally scheduled to begin this month.

 

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CO Prescribing Psychology FAQs and Survey - Complete by January 15th!

Posted: December 16, 2020


CPA is excited to announce the official approval to pursue prescriptive authority for licensed psychologists with advanced training in clinical psychopharmacology in Colorado. 

While psychologists have been prescribing psychotropic medications safely for nearly 30 years, many psychologists are not familiar with the training and scope of practice of prescribing psychologists.

How do I become a prescriber? Why should we do this in Colorado? How does this impact my liability? Click below to find out these answers and more!

 

RxP FAQ's

1. What is a Prescribing Psychologist (RxP)?
2. What is this advanced training?
3. Do any states currently allow RxP?
4. Is this safe?
5. Do I have to prescribe psychotropic medication if RxP is passed in Colorado?
6. Would my liability insurance go up with RxP addition?
7. How would RxP in Colorado really improve access?

Complete the survey below by Friday, January 15th!


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HONORING HEALTHCARE HEROES!

 

The Trust: 4-Part Series

CPA is excited to let you know that our partner, The Trust, has just announced their new series, “We Hold These Truths: Perspectives on Health Disparities, Racial Identities & Cultural Humility.”

This 4-part series will examine how societal issues, including racial injustice, movements for racial equity, health disparities, and adverse experiences due to systemic racism, have historically impacted communities of color. 

They have made this free to all association members, who’ll earn CE for each part. You can go here for details, including session descriptions and learning objectives, or click on the part number and date below to register for each individual session. 

 

Cultural Humility: An Ethical Imperative (1 CE)

 

Intersectional Perspectives on the Pandemic,
Cultural Fissures and Calls for Change (1 CE)
Systemic Racism in Psychology: National Ethnic
Minority Psychological Association (NEMPA) (1.5 CEs)
Whiteness, White Supremacy and White Privilege (1 CE)

 

We hope you’ll be able to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in some, if not all, of these. If you cannot, please know that The Trust will make on-demand versions available for each part afterwards that you can watch at your convenience.

This is just one of the many benefits that our members receive from our partnership with The Trust!

 

CPA to Host Happy Hour for Members!

The Colorado Psychological Association is delighted to host a socially-distant virtual Happy Hour for CPA members. We will be meeting via Zoom and are looking forward to the opportunity to connect with you! 
  
We'll plan on meeting as a whole group for ice-breaker activities, networking, and even a scavenger hunt you can do in the comfort of your own home - PLUS, winner will receive a $25.00 VISA gift card! 
  
  
This event is BYOB - we will send along beverage recipes (cocktails and mocktails) to registered attendees ahead of time.
  
We are excited to join together and connect with you - we hope to see you there!  

 

RSVP TO THE HAPPY HOUR

 
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