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COVID-19 Resources

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.


NYSPA COVID-19 Town Hall 3/22/2020 - Member sign in required

NYSPA COVID-19 Town Hall 3/29/2020 - Member sign in required

NYSPA's COVID-19 Resource Compilation PDF

Coding and Co-pay Information by Insurer PDF (Valuable information about insurance company reimbursement, COVID info: coding and co-pay info;  Interstate licensure changes, regulatory modifications,  access to webinar recordings on vital practice issues and more. New table added: Telehealth Coding and Co-Pay Data during COVID)


NYSPA is partnering with the APA to advocate with Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers. More information will be forthcoming on that effort soon, and we will continue to offer information and resources as it becomes available. 

Informed Consent Telepsychology Checklist.

Office & Technology Preparation Checklist. 

Telepsychology Best Practice 101 Webinar Series Online CE course to learn more about telepsychology practice

Comparing the Latest Telehealth Solutions

APPIC Telemental Health Modification

Beacon Empire Plan Telehealth Guidelines

Medicare General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kitpublished 3/23/20

Temporary/Telepsychological Practice and COVID-19, ASPPB

Updated Telehealth Guidance - Coding, Billing, Reimbursement, etc, APA published 3/18/20

Temporary Changes to Federal Medicare Telehealth Policies, APA published 3/18/20



To support you in managing this difficult time, as well as your practice efforts in the future, we have created a NYSPA Members Only Insurance Resource page, which will provide you with the most up-to-date and valuable information related to insurance and practice matters, including COVID-19 resources.

Information and answers to vital questions include:

  • Insurance company guidelines for coding and reimbursement during the COVID -19 crisis
  • Insurance webinar recordings
  • Interstate mental health practice accessibility during COVID -19 crisis.

And much more.

Access requires member sign in; if you would like to join NYSPA or seek information about membership, please email or give us a call at 518-437-1040. 

Click here to view the NYSPA Members Only Insurance Page  

Additional Resources

Licensure Related Matters and COVID19, ASPPB

NYSPA COVID-19 Town Hall 3/22/2020Please note, you must be signed in to your member profile to access this link

Statement on Education and Training Considerations during COVID-19 Pandemic, Council of Chairs of Training Councils, 3/23/20

APA Commission on Accreditation COVID-19 updates 
The Commission on Accreditation is having discussions to formulate guidance regarding accreditation and OPCA staff are working to communicate this guidance as it is formulated.
COVID-19 Education FAQs 
Addressing issues affecting graduate students, postdocs, interns and faculty with supervision and training responsibilities.

APA electronic resources available for distance learning 
Free access to a variety of books and other academic materials offered during shut-down period.
APA offers free access to Publication Manual and other resources through May 25 
To support academic libraries and their many patrons, we are providing temporary free access to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th and 7th editions), the Concise Guide to APA Style, and more than 160 other books published by APA Books through VitalSource and RedShelf.
Advice for psychology supervisors and trainees on caring for patients during the COVID-19 crisis 
As public health and education officials continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, here is advice for supervisors and trainees at psychology training programs on how to prepare for and adapt to fluctuating circumstances specific to patient care.

COVID-19 relevant free journal articles 
This free collection includes relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio. We will update this collection on an ongoing basis.
Free CE series on telepsychology best practice 
For a limited time, APA'S four-part Continuing Education in Psychology series "Telepsychology Best Practice 101" is available free of charge. 
Psychology lesson plans made available to all teachers by APA 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has made psychology unit lessons available freely for the benefit all teachers.
Conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic 
Advice from psychological researchers on protecting participants, animals and research plans.

NYSPA DPA Dispatches Related to COVID-19

New Insurance Rules during the COVID-19 Emergency, DPA Dispatch 3/18/2020

Medicare and Telehealth, DPA Dispatch 3/10/2020


Disaster Resource Network Listserv

The Disaster Resource Network of NYSPA is pleased to announce an open dialogue and forum for all NYSPA members to connect and provide support to each other while working in these difficult times. As therapists, we often feel isolated and alone, and even more so now as we are restricted in movement and contact. We invite all of our members to write and share thoughts, reflections and experiences during this surreal and extraordinary time in the world. We look forward to an interactive, open dialogue in the days ahead.

Click here to join the DRN listserv.


NYSPA Position Statements

NYSPA’s Joint Statement on Coronavirus and Xenophobia, Friday, March 13, 2020