As you have probably seen in your local press, there was another comprehensive mental health bill introduced in Congress in early August. The Senate legislation was introduced by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bill Cassidy (R.-La.). This legislation echoes the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), a comprehensive mental health bill reintroduced weeks earlier by U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas). Congress is in recess now, but […]
APPA is pleased to announce that the Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of […]
From coast-to-coast and around the globe, mental illness affects everyone. Every year, regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States—that is nearly 60 million Americans. Mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are medical conditions that often disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate […]
On Oct. 1, 2015, all HIPAA-covered entities must transition from using ICD-9 codes to using ICD-10 codes. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) developed a fact sheet to provide information to help with the transition to ICD-10 using DSM-5. Fact Sheet DSM5 transition to ICD10 Watch a free webinar tutorial on transitioning to ICD-10 Using DSM-5 on APA’s website.
APPA’s Fall Conference is taking shape and promises to be a weekend packed with relevant educational sessions in addition to casual time with colleagues. Topics include: Personalizing Psychiatric Treatment Today; Legislative Update; Health Decision Making and Innumeracy: How Misunderstanding Math Can Kill Us and Our Patients; How Can our Patients Cope Better with Serious Illnesses?; Importance of Resilience in Clinical Recovery from Substance Use Disorders; and a 2-hour risk management session – Liability Issues […]
Source: Rotunda, Aug. 14, 2015 The Legislature adjourned its first special session of the year without passing a General Fund budget for 2016, after the governor vetoed the budget they passed in June. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Without a budget in place, another special session must occur before Oct. 1. Below is a summary of activity during the first special session on major topics of interest to physicians: Medicaid When […]