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Florida Lions : Former BCBS Providers
Lions
Declaring their Independence from Mis-managed Care

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FloridaPsychologists.NET is a listing of Florida Psychologists proclaiming their independence from the interference of managed care or managed care carve outs
in mental health.  They are advocates for mental health parity, and do not believe a seperate system of mental health carve outs or mental health managed care speaks to the spirit or letter of mental health parity laws. 
They have taken the harder road of being private practitioners who answer primarily to their patients and those who consult them for their services.

Florida LIONS are former Blue Cross of Blue Shield Providers who made a break with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida when effective Dec. 1, 2011, BCBS decided to introduce a mental health carve out, New Directions. A new contract with New Directions was offered. This included terms many found unacceptable and a reimbursement rate not only below Usual and Customary fees (UCR) and the discounted rate BCBS PPC and Blue Choice Providers were previously paid, but a rate approximately 30-35% below Medicare rates. . Many Florida Lions previously only took BCBS insurance, adhering to a higher standard of care and found proposed procedures, reimbursement, and other policies to be at odds with their abilities to continue to provide the level and quality of care to the patients and families they serve.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

PLEASE complete survery on adverse impact Blue Cross Blue Shielf of Florida and New Directions
If you are a patient or provider who has been negatively impacted by the change in policies or "transition" of mentla health benefits in Florida Blue (BCBS of FL) and New Directions Policies, the Florida Psychological Association is gathering data for later presentation, possibly in conjuction with national organizations.  To fill out forms go to the FPA homepage: http://www.flapsych.com/
5:36 pm edt 

Is BCBS Double Crossing its former providers and patients - Is it time for Class action?
 Well new games seem to be beginning.  As you all know there were supposed to be tow grace periods for established patients for those who did not go with Misdirections.  Blue Double cross put in writing the Oct-Dec grace period, but only promised to multiple providers, often after many calls that this would be extended through March 2012 (remember the fiasco as to whether o or not patients needed to get authorizations for this.  Eventually Misdirections, put out something in writing, affirming that these would continue to be treated as in-network until March.  Up until now we have been getting conflicting messages with reporting we need to appeal each individually and others claiming, they realize their screw up and are reprocessing all.  We’ll this week, my office manager talked to three different folks who flatly stated that effective Jan 1 we were no longer providers, so all will be processed as out of network.   This is directly opposite of statements by BCBS and written materials provided by Misdirections as well as laughable in the context of BCBS representative claims to the medical the transition will be a smooth one.   

Since they seem to be backing out of their oral and written representations, potentially costing us and patients a lot…is it time to file a formal complaint with the Insurance commission.  These last statements are more than we’re getting to it, they sound pretty defiant to me.  IS it time for a class action lawsuit for damages.  Can we get a senior BCBS official to confirm their employees statements they have no intent to honor their prior representations. 

If the statments today by BCBS employees we talked to are accurate this would seem to represent a new low for Blue Cross Blue Shielf Florida - soon to be renamed Florida Blue - maybe they shoudl try We give Floridians the Blues!  

5:32 pm edt 


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Pease visit some of the other sites published by CPANCF.

Click here for a .pdf file of American Psychological Association / Florida Psychological Association
letter to US Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury regarding concerns about mental health parity and Blue Cross Blue Shield / New Directions
actions. 

Links to the Blue Cross Blue Shield New Directions Controversy

Mental Health New Tricks,
Mental health providers in turmoil as Blue Cross shifts business, cuts rates (Palm Beach Post, September 4, 2011)

Blue Cross providing an illusion of coverage (Dr. Stephen. Ragusea's Letter to the Editor, Key West Citizen, August 25, 2011)


 


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PSYCHOLOGISTS BY COUNTY

 

ALACHUA COUNTY


Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida 
2121 NW 40th Terr. Ste B
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 336-2888
Licensed Psychologist since 1989
LION
Websites:  www.cpancf.com

Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida 
2121 NW 40th Terr. Ste B
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 336-2888
Websites:  www.cpancf.com
 

Angela Allen-Peck, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident under supervision Dr. Bordini
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida 
2121 NW 40th Terr. Ste B
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 336-2888
Websites:  www.cpancf.com
Jan M. Snyder, Ph.D.
7711 SW 103rd Avenue
Gainesville
Tel Number: 352-495-2709
Website: http://www.drjanmsnyder.com/
Licensed Since: 1983
LION

 

CLAY COUNTY

Dale G. Simpson, Ph.D.
210 SW Nightingale St. Ste B
Keystone Heights, FL  32656
Tel: 352-867-5595
Licensed Since: 1988
LION

 

Dade County
Jerome H. Poliacoff Ph.D.
1501 Venera Avenue Suite #225
Coral Gables, 33146
305.624.7900
Licensed Since:                 1984
LION 

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY


Harold R. Linde, Psy.D.
13701 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Suite 103
Tampa, FL, 33613
(813) 972-4343
Licensed Since 1984
LION
 

MARION COUNTY


Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida 
(352) 336-2888
Licensed Psychologist since 1989
LION
Websites:  www.cpancf.com
www.pediatricneuropsychology.com

David P. Dupere, Psy.D.
3515 SE 17th St, Suite #102
Ocala FL
Tel: 352-867-5595
Licensed Since: 1991
LION

Kathleen J. Kelly, Ph.D.
1701 NE 42nd Avenue, Suite 102
Ocala, Florida
Business Tel Number: (352) 351- 4940
Website:
http://www.driscollkellymruz.com
Licensed Since: 2004
LION 

Benjamin Phalin, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida 
(352) 336-2888
Licensed Psychologist since 2011
Websites:  www.cpancf.com

Dale G. Simpson, Ph.D.
3515 SE 17th St #102
Ocala FL
Tel: 352-867-5595
Licensed Since: 1988
LION

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY


Robin Goldstein, Ed.D.
7777 Glades Rd. Ste100
Boca Raton, FL 33434
http://Www.robingoldstein.net
561 212 5408
Licensed in FL since 1984
LION

Gail Greenspoon,Ed.D
2499 glades rd. Suite 203
Boca Raton, fl.
33496
561 392 7779
www.Dr.gailgreenspoon.com
LION
Licensed psychologist since 1992

Lynn Rosen Lampert,Ph.D
2900 Military Trail
South Building
Suite 165
Boca Raton,Fl. 33433
Website:
Licensed since 1985
LION

Barbara Winter PhD PA FAACS
2900 North Military Trail #165
Boca Raton
Tel Number: 561-995-4004
Website: www.drbarbarawinter.com
Licensed Since: 1988
LION
 
 

  SARASOTA COUNTY


Diane A. McKay, Psy.D., P.A.
1990 Main St., Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 365-7240
Licensed Since 2000
LION

Volusia County

 
 
 
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