Thursday, April 28, 2016

APA is leading a campaign to encourage members to support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed reclassification of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) devices from the more restrictive Class III (high risk) to Class II (low risk).   We strongly urge you to submit a formal comment on the Federal Register site that explains why this reclassification could greatly improve access to safe, effective treatment for individuals with serious and persistent psychiatric disorders. A template letter has […]


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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 Alabama and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation Statement The Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this live […]


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Beginning April 1, 2016, a precertification will be required for some medications administered by a physician in an office setting as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama’s Physician-Administered Drug Review Program. Physicians who currently administer these types of medications will receive a letter with more information on which medications are aff ected and how to submit a precertifi cation request.   Physicians should start the precertification process early by submitting a courtesy predetermination […]


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Prescription drug abuse initiative aims to save lives   To combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse, APPA has partnered with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and a coalition of medical, business, health insurance and law enforcement organizations in the launch of a new initiative – Smart & Safe – aimed at providing education on and encouraging the safe prescription, use, storage and disposal of medication.   Recent studies indicate most […]


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