The Health Care Reimbursement Committee’s [HCRC] Anthology was developed to allow IPA members to access our database from multiple years of the HCRC’s popular Practice/Billing “Tip of the Month,” along with supporting references.
The HCRC’s Tip of the Month first launched in 2011. The Anthology serves as a handy 24/7 accessible resource addressing common practice issues. In effect, it is an electronic library of practice issues affecting psychologists in Illinois. Often the IPA listserv inquiries will begin with: “I know this has been discussed previously, but…” Rather than wait for an answer, members are encouraged to access this electronic reference library to address many practice reimbursement questions.
During COVID-19, member testimonials noted:
The IPA’s HCRC work has grown exponentially over the years. One long-time IPA member in 2015 wrote: Once again, your intervention on my behalf makes the 25-year membership I have had with IPA and the dues paid worthwhile. Your intervention worked magic. I got a call from “M.” yesterday afternoon, the new Network Coordinator for our area. I guess some of their staff quit and they have been going through transitions (what a story..). We worked together today on resolving the outstanding issue with regards to unprocessed claims. She was pleasant and indicated a strong desire to resolve the problem and get us paid as soon as possible
Currently, a new “Tip” is posted several times each year. The Anthology will be routinely updated. The Health Care Reimbursement Committee members can be reached at their mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org The current HCRC includes: Patricia Farrell PhD., [Chair], Lynda Behrendt RN., PsyD., Neil Pliskin, PhD., ABPP CN., Theresa M. Schultz PhD.
Some of the most popular Tips include:
Members can access the HCRC reimbursement tips here. To access, IPA Members need to login first by clicking on the yellow Member Login button in the sidebar to the left of this page.