Temporary Office Closure Notice
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MPA staff is working remotely. The best way to reach them is via email at [email protected]. Phone calls will be answered Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you call outside of those hours, please leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call. Thank you for your patience during this time.
 

Legislative Grant from APA

MPA has received a legislative grant in the amount of $7,500 from APA Services, Inc. to help pay for expenses related to Medicaid reimbursement for psychologists. Thank you APA Services, Inc., including the APA Practice Directorate and the Committee for State Leaders (CSL) for administering this grant. And thank you to Legislative Committee members Steve Girardeau, Dennis Hannon, and Trisha Stark for facilitating the application of this grant.

 

Your Voice Was Heard: Thank You

Audio-Only Behavioral Health Services Permanent for Medicare

Many thanks to all of you who sent messages to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid about preserving telehealth services for behavior health. Coverage for audio-only services have been permanently adopted, when the recipient refuses to use audiovisual care or does not have access to audiovisual services. In commenting on the change, the final rule specifically mentioned that because of public comment, audio-only services will be supported. Your emails worked. Thank you for your participation. Hopefully this move in Medicare will spur similar adoption by Medical Assistance and other third-party payers.

The American Psychological Association will be providing information about all the changes in the rule soon.

Again,

Many Thanks!

 

Minnesota Admitted to PSYPACT
On August 6, 2021, Minnesota was voted into PSYPACT. PSYPACT is administered by the PSYPACT Commission and going to their website is the best way to get accurate information. You can find that website here. A big thank you again to all who contributed to this important effort. If it were not for all of the grassroots advocacy by our members, this never would have happened.


 

 

Other updates:

Legislative Updates

VoterVoice Action Center

COVID-19 Resources

Racial Justice Resources

COVID Cares Phone Line

 

   


MPA Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation. Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds. We aspire to become alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and practitioners.