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BHECN's Webinar Series

The Schizophrenia Spectrum: Science and Practice

October 9th, 2 – 4 pm


Presenter: Dr. Will Spaulding, Co-author of the Schizophrenia Spectrum and Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Join BHECN for a free webinar that includes two presentations by Dr. Will Spaulding. Dr. Spaulding will cover the basic understanding of the  schizophrenia spectrum in the first presentation, and what are the important individual differences within the schizophrenia spectrum in the second presentation. Click HERE for more information.

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Congratulations former NPA APAGS!

Congratulations to former NPA APAGS Representatives Alayna Schreier (second from left) and Heath Hodges (far right) — UNL August 2017 Psychology PhD grads!!

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2018 Medicare Fee Schedule Update

On July 21, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule on the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule which, if adopted as proposed, will bring some positive changes for psychologists in 2018. Read MORE

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Wellcare Nebraska Medicaid Update

As of July 23, 2017, prior authorization is no longer required for the member’s 9000 series codes. If you need to determine which codes require authorization, you can reference the Authorization Lookup Tool for PAR providers on wellcare.com.
 
Although the date of the Wellcare Nebraska Medicaid – Quick Reference Guide is January, 2017, when you click on the Authorization Lookup Tool link within the document, you can enter any CPT code and find out if it requires pre-authorization.  That part has changed and it now says the therapy codes don’t require preauthorization. If you have any questions, please call Wellcare Health Plans, Inc. at 813-206-7632

Although no formal notification has been received as of yet, Nebraska Total Care also is not requiring pre-authorizations for therapy codes as of July 23rd, 2017.

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If you have not yet renewed your membership, make sure you do so today! It's simple… just log in to your member profile, click on "View Profile", then "Renew".

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Support the NPA each time you register for a Trust Ethics and Risk Management Webinar
You now have yet another way to earn continuing education credits, become eligible for a 15% savings on Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premiums for two renewals, and support the Nebraska Psychological Association simply by attending one of the featured
Trust's Ethics and Risk Management CE Webinars.  Simply enter the promotion code TRUST-NE. Watch for more information from The Trust coming soon!
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APA Practice Organization Legislative Action Center




Friday, Oct 20th

Scott Conference Center Omaha, NE


NPA Fall Conference: "Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice Sequence VII: Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal  Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues presented by Retirement"


Presenter
Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D. 
Click HERE for more information and registration.

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Check out our most recent RxP video "Prescribing Psychologists Meet the Need Part Two".

Click HERE for info on Prescriptive Authority efforts in Nebraska.

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 Heritage Health Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee

NPA is currently participating with the Heritage Health Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee. Heritage Health (HH) is a new health care delivery system that combines Nebraska’s current physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for Nebraska’s Medicaid and CHIP clients. NPA Members CLICK HERE for more information on NPA's participation with the Advisory Committee!

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