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American Psychological Association is awarding Dr. Paula Hartman-Stein

American Psychological Association is awarding Dr. Paula Hartman-Stein The 2018 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice She has been invited to present at the APA convention in San Francisco on Sat 08/11 @ 1:00PM – 1:50PM Division/Sponsor: APA-APA; Co-List: APA Board of Professional Affairs, APA Committee on Aging Building/Room: Moscone Center/Room 104

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Updates on Medicare documentation for psychotherapy

New prepayment audits strike fear in Medicare providers The National Psychologist ​ (May/June 2018), 27,3, p1 By Paula Hartman-Stein, Ph.D. Reviews of Medicare claims using the traditional “pay and chase” method are nothing new, but if documentation is not thorough or if billing practices vary significantly from peers, recent pre-payment audits will threaten the existence

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Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults

Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults December 5, 2017 It had been a stressful day. Recently retired, Mary now spends her time caring for her elderly parents, an hour’s drive away, and today had been particularly trying. Her father, with dementia, had been uncooperative, and the whole day had felt like a long battle. Mary

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Alzheimer’s update

Exercise can help people with Alzheimer’s stay healthy, prevent certain diseases, and have better sleep habits. Help them try all 4 types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Endurance: Take walks or dance together. Strength: Lift weights or household items such as soup cans. Balance: Try Go4Life balance exercises, using a wall or a

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Alzheimer’s Online Info

There is so much information about Alzheimer’s and dementia available online—how can you tell which information you can trust? Ask yourself these questions: Is the website run by a Federal agency, medical school, or large professional or nonprofit organization? When was the information written or the webpage last updated? Does the website offer unbelievable solutions

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