In recent weeks we have heard news that three corporate titans of America, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, and Jamie Dimon, have banded together to form a healthcare company that is “free of the profit motive” to serve, at least initially, the hundreds of thousands of individuals employed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. While this may sound a bit surprising coming from three of the most successful capitalists in the world, the idea has merit. Details of the endeavor are understandably lacking, but in the absence of those details we can speculate about what a healthcare system free of a profit motive might look like.
We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 California Psychological Association Convention in La Jolla, CA, on April 26–29. As part of our sponsorship, we are able to award three free convention registrations to deserving psychology doctoral students or postdoctoral trainees.
National Register signed the Mental Health Liaison Group’s letter thanking Representative Kennedy for introducing legislation that would lead to more transparency in behavioral health coverage.
National Register signed the Mental Health Liaison Group’s letter thanking Senator Elizabeth Warren for introducing legislation that would lead to more transparency in behavioral health coverage.
The National Register has partnered with Hushmail. Registrants get a 15% lifetime discount on the use of Hushmail for Healthcare, a secure, HIPAA-compliant email service that enables psychologists to send and receive private, encrypted emails and attachments to clients, insurance companies, colleagues and others.
Whether or not the advent of a new Gregorian or lunar New Year (the Year of the Dog starts 16 February) is important to you, most of us, however atavistically, attach significance to arbitrary markers of the passage of time. As this New Year lurched to its feet I found myself reflecting on the past year and what it held for psychology and mental health.
At its December meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected Ron Manderscheid, PhD, to a four-year term that began January 1, 2018.
National Register signed the Mental Health Liaison Group’s letter thanking Representatives Foster, Fitzpatrick, Ryan, and Jenkins for authoring the Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (CARE) Act.
Caring for a chronically ill pet is often thought to be less involved or less difficult than caring for a sick family member, but, it can bring some of the same emotional and financial burdens. A team of researchers recently discovered that, according to a psychometric test that measures burden, owners of sick pets experience a level of burden that is considered significant for human caregivers.
The National Register signed the Mental Health Liaison Group’s letter in the continued opposition of specific provisions within the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
A new study suggests that the more understanding officials have about the symptoms of concussions, the more confident they are in calling timeouts for injuries.
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