Texas Association of Psychological Associates
Representing All Masters-Degreed Psychology Professionals in Texas
Texas Association of Psychological Associates, P.O. Box 601374 Dallas, TX 75360
Insurance and Billing
Companies Accepting LPAs on Their Panels
If you know of other Insurance Companies, please send the name firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texas Insurance Code recognizes LPAs as practitioners who may be paid by insurance companies.A pdf of the relevant parts of the Insurance Code is here.The relevant sections are •Subchapter A. General Provisions§1451.001. Definitions; Health Care Practitioners: (18) "Psychological Associates" . . . and • Subchapter C. Selection Of Practitioners
§1451.123. Selection of Psychological Associate.
TAPA drafted a letter to send to Insurance Companies when LPAs first gained the right to independent practice.
The text is here.
Not all of the letter is relevant now, but feel free to "borrow" points from the letter if any would help in your own contact with insurance companies.
Helpful Information from BHEC:
- Comparison of LPAs and LPs is here.
- A letter of support is here.
Many Insurance Companies are still unfamiliar with the credentials of LPAs. It is still an education process.
The following may be helpful to give the companies more information about us.
If you think it would be helpful for TAPA to send a letter, please email the details to email@example.com.
If you are successful in being accepted for reimbursement, please let us know so we can add the company to the list on the tight of this page.