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Oregon Allows Interns/PostDocs to Bill

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by DynamicDidactic, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. DynamicDidactic

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    Excellent. I have seen similar efforts in other states (most recently OH?). The cost of training is often a barrier for many smaller hospitals/CMHCs/etc…so hopefully if states can get funding passed that will help offset some of the cost to train interns.

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    Evidently there are 12 states that currently allow psych interns to bill medicaid for services, per this APA article.
     
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    I am scratching my head at which 12 states that could be.
     
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    Don't know the list but at the state level health care departments can create a system where interns can be "waivered" if they have completed enough units post-masters and are being supervised by licensed psychologists. A waiver is good for up to 5 years and cannot be renewed, so licensure does become necessary--but this allows agencies to hire folks who are not yet licensed.
     
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    Arkansas and Texas allow predocs and postdocs to bill Medicaid when under supervision. Texas just implemented up to 80,000 in loan repayment for up to 5 years of service in eligible agencies.
     
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    Wyoming allowed it so long as the supervising psychologist had their NPI and signature on the claim form.
     

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