NYSPA's Insurance Committee's Avenues for Seerking Help with Insurance Issues guide
NYSPA provides insurance resources as part of our commitment to allow members access to the most up-to-date information possible to support their practices. We hope this section will prove to be an invaluable tool and daily resource.
This site also allows members to learn more about NYSPA's Insurance Committee and how they are helping shape the future and protect your interests as a psychologist.
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CPT Codes/Health and Behavior Codes
CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes are numbers assigned to every task and service a clinician may provide a patient including medical, surgical and diagnostic services. These codes are then used by insurers to determine amount of reimbursement that a practitioner will receive for services rendered.
On January 1, 2013 new psychotherapy CPT Code have replaced codes that most psychologists have heavily utilized in the past. Please familiarize yourself with what the old code was and what the new code is that replaces it. Click here to view the code changes. Please stay tuned to how managed care companies will be executing these new codes.
- Fair Health
- Health Care Reform
This resource provides you with documents and articles related to HIPAA. The acronym stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This Act provides regulations for use/ disclosure of an individual’s health information. The Rule defines how covered entities use individually identifiable health information, how it can be disseminated and what steps must be taken to protect the consumer.
Insurance Committee Minutes
Minutes of NYSPA's Insurance Committee.
Just Ask Me Insurance Solutions
Deanna Stephenson has published "Just Ask Me" articles in the Friday Flash, NYSPA's electronic newsletter. The source of these articles are from NYSPA member questions that are forwarded to Central Office. An archive of articles separated by topic can be accessed from the menu to the left or in the Insurance Resources / Subcategories section. **you must be logged in as a member to access these files.**
- New York Health Care
- New York Regulations
The interim rule was put in place but a final rule has not been set to date. Please note that where ever state rules are weaker the federal rule will apply and visa versa. New York does have strong parity rules named after 13 year old Timothy O’Claire (Timothy’s Law).
Information regarding Worker's Compensation.
Avenues for Seeking Help with Insurance Issues guide
This guide, developed by NYSPA's Insurance Committee in April 2013, will help you most efficiently work through any insurance issues.