Ever since the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA or Obamacare) was passed in 2010, people have been speculating as to how it would impact mental health providers in private practice.
I don’t believe it is news to any of us that most mental health professionals don’t have a strong business background. This is not surprising considering the topic is rarely even brushed against in our graduate level coursework.
The ensuing investigation resulted in HONI agreeing to pay a $50,000 settlement to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). It’s important to note that the fine wasn’t a direct result of the breach.
With the House voting yesterday to approve the latest “avoid the fiscal cliff” bill and President Obama promising to sign it, the Medicare “doc fix” will once again occur.
The SGR referenced in this article was ended by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2015. This article remains published for reference.