PPA is proud to present a webinar series on topics that are important to you, and that provide you with the CE credit you need. All live webinars (that are presented in real-time with the possibility for interaction with the presenter) are eligible for LIVE CE credit. All archived webinars are eligible for CE credits, but count as home studies.
Upcoming LIVE webinars:
PPA Webinar: Online Reputation Management: Ethical Considerations and Strategies presented by Pauline Wallin, PhD
September 14 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Online public records and rating sites like Healthgrades may contain inaccurate or negative information about your practice. Sometimes it can be removed. But when it cannot, ethics constrain your ability to respond. Learn how to address negative ratings and misinformation, and how to mitigate their impact on your professional reputation.
List two APA ethical principles that would disallow your responding to a negative online review.
Describe how to contact a review website that contains inaccurate information about your practice.
List two reasons why certain information cannot be removed from a website.
List three online strategies to mitigate negative or misleading information about your practice.
List two offline strategies to mitigate negative information about your practice.
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The webinar “Online Reputation Management: Ethical Considerations and Strategies" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
PPA Webinar: An Introduction to Telepsychology Services
Session One: Overview of:
- telehealth services
- current Pennsylvania legislation
- one model to start providing telepsychology services
- and some basic technical issues.
The presentation will also cover some risk management issues.
Sessions Two and Three: Review of:
APA’s Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology, including:
- informed consent
- and interjurisdictional practice
The presentation will also address ways to market telepsychology services and two ethical vignettes about supplying telepsychology services.
The webinar “An Introduction to Telepsychology Services" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. PPA is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
PQRS Updates for 2016 - 1.5 CE Credits
This PQRS webinar presented by APA Director of Regulatory Affairs, Diane Pedulla, JD, will focus on reporting quality performance in Medicare and how it impacts reimbursement for psychologists. Participants will learn about the requirements for reporting in 2016, the different reporting options, and the measures available to psychologists. The presenter will explain how CMS determines if the healthcare professional has met the requirements or if they will be penalized for failure to comply with PQRS.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Describe the evolution of quality performance in Medicare
Assess how Medicare’s shift from volume to value will affect future payments
Determine how to identify and select measures applicable to psychological services
Discuss how the CMS review process works and how to appeal a penalty
Common Billing Pitfalls for Psychologists and How to Respond to Payer Overpayment Requests
This webinar will be available for viewing as a home study video soon
This session will describe some of the most common billing pitfalls and errors made by psychologists which include: Incident to Billing, Shared Visits, and Evaluation and Management Coding. These billing errors are often the cause of insurer audits and demands for overpayments. How to respond properly to these overpayment demands is crucial in determining their outcome. The importance of an effective Compliance Plan to deter billing errors and to defend against overpayment demands as foundational element of sound professional practice will also be addressed.