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MPA 2018 Election Results

Please join the Executive Committee in congratulating Susan McPherson, President-Elect, 2018; Jessica Gourneau, Chair of the Multicultural Division; Robert Van Siclen, Chair of the Private Practice Division (re-elected) and Trisha Stark, Federal Advocacy Coordinator.

Susan will become President-Elect starting January 1, 2018, President in 2019, and Immediate Past-President in 2020. Jessica and Bob will assume their duties on January 1, 2018, and will serve three year terms. Trisha will also assume her new duties on January 1, 2018, and will serve a three year term.

Also, please join us in thanking Sy Gross for his many years of dedicated and effective service as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator.

 

STATEMENT OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO OVERRIDE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROTECTIONS, AFFORDABLE CARE ACT RULES

Please click here to review this press release from the APA from Thursday, Oct 12, 2017.

MPA Has Your Back!

Worried about your professional future and the future of psychology? Want to make sure your voice is heard? MPA represents you and is the only organization in Minnesota protecting your professional interests.

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MPA is an organization that values diversity.  For more information, see our Diversity Statement.

 

MPA Changes Association Management Company

Click here to learn about the transition from IntrinXec to The Harrington Company.

 

BCBS- A Message from MPA’s President

This is a challenging time for our profession.  We face challenges on a day to day basis with our clients and recently we have found ourselves facing significant challenges with insurance companies!  First came the ongoing concerns with the challenges of the transition of BCBSMN to Magellan.  MPA has helped to address some of those concerns through the efforts of our payer committee and those efforts will continue.  Unfortunately, this longer term issue has been overshadowed by unannounced rate reductions on July 1st, followed by an explanatory letter from BCBSMN that led to greater levels of confusion, anger, and even fear on the part of many providers.  MPA participated in a community meeting sponsored by NAMI last week and helped facilitate and attended a meeting with BCBSMN executives on 9/11/17 which included representatives from NAMI and other organizations.

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MPA in the halls of power in Washington, D.C.

It has been said that timing is everything…

MPA leadership happened to be in Washington DC this past weekend and early this week as the recent “replacement” for the ACA came out.  It actually appeared the night before we had scheduled meetings with virtually all of Minnesota’s congressional delegation.  We had met earlier with staff from APAPO, the political voice for psychologists (APA speaks for psychology) in preparation for those meetings.  With the release of the proposed bill we quickly read what we could and sought to address concerns that MPA has about the legislation.  Here are those concerns…

Parity in coverage for mental health care.  Any replacement of the ACA needs to provide protections for parity in insurance coverage.  Parity, the statute that insurance that covers physical and mental health needs must provide equality of coverage.  Parity is the law of the land. The repeal of the Essential Health Benefit portion of Medicaid expansion is an attack on parity.

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