KPA-PAC Advocacy


KPA's Advocacy over the past few years...

How has KPA helped the profession of psychology?  Here are a few examples of the legislation we have successfully advocated for in the past few years:

  •  Passed legislation creating an appeals process for providers within Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care.
  • Passed legislation requiring insurers & MCOs to give notice to providers before making substantive changes in their contracts, including putting providers into a network.
  • Passed legislation that protected psychologists’ liability when utilizing “duty to warn” in outpatient settings in addition to inpatient settings.
  • Passed a regulation to include psychologists outside of CMHCs to be a part of the Medicaid network.
  • Supported continued funding for mental health programs in the budget and protections for mentally ill.
  • Prevented Medicare cuts for psychologists.
  • Spearheaded passage of mental health/substance abuse parity legislation.