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Practice Management

No Surprises Act (NSA) Regulations Effective January 1, 2022

As you are aware, regulations require certain patient protections to address concerns about surprise bills. These protections not only address emergency care but include disclosure requirements for all uninsured or self-pay services, including services provided in outpatient/office settings, and will, at some point in the future, also include patients with insurance. View a summary of key requirements along with links to templates here. APA will update this information as we learn more.

CPT Coding and Reimbursement

The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) practice management resources for the Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) coding system.

Health Information Technology

APA’s EHR resource page will help guide you through the health information technology (HIT) process and provide information on evaluating EHR vendors, EHR educational materials and tools, software listings and reviews, and a glossary of terms

Medicare

A wide-range of resources and information on Medicare for members of the American Psychiatric Association.

Practice Management Guides

Do you need help with common practice management issues? Discover APA's guides for many common problems facing psychiatrists.

Starting a Practice

An online reference guide for any psychiatrist thinking of starting or changing a practice.

Closing a Practice

This valuable guide was written by the APA to assist you, families, and colleagues with planning and risk management at the practice level in the event of an unforeseen, emergency closing.

Practice Management Helpline

Members of the American Psychiatric Association can contact the Practice Management Helpline for answers to their questions.

No Surprises Act Implementation

Learn more about the implementation of the “No Surprises Act” (the Act), which allows for patient financial protections that impact health plans, physicians, and facilities, will apply to psychiatrists in certain circumstances.

Telepsychiatry Toolkit

APA's Telepsychiatry Toolkit — developed by the APA Work Group on Telepsychiatry — is an evolving resource for members who want to learn about the various aspects of telepsychiatry, including clinical, training, and policy considerations.

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