Dr. Cathleen Rea, federal advocacy
coordinator for the Virginia Psychological
Association, shakes hands with Rep.
Scott Rigell (R-Va.) before meeting with
a staff member to stress the importance
of making psychologists eligible for
incentive payments to adopt electronic
health records. From left to right: Rep.
Rigell, staffer Abby Gunderson, Dr. Rea, Dr.
Carolyn Sahni and Dr. Paul Perrin.
Members of the North Carolina
Psychological Association share fact
sheets with Laura Hooper, senior
legislative aide for Rep. Melvin
Watt (D-N.C.) highlighting the three
key advocacy messages for the
APA Practice Organization: Halting
plummeting reimbursement rates for
psychologists, including psychologists
under Medicare’s physician definition
and making psychologists eligible for
incentive payments in the HITECH Act.
From left: Dr. Travis Colwell, Dr. Charles
Cooper, Watt staffer Laura Hooper and
Dr. Andrea Kozak Miller and
APAPO Board of Directors
member Dr. Jennifer Kelly
share information from their
meeting with Rep. John Lewis
(D-Ga.) with APA Practice
Relations staff at the Capitol
Hill visit debriefing.