Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Being a Fellow is an honorary designation created by the APA’s Membership Committee and Board of Trustees to recognize career members who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and commitment to the work of the Association.   Some nomination requirements for Fellowship merit special attention: • Successful applicants must be members in good standing with the APA. • Curriculum vitae are not acceptable as an alternative to placing information on the application.  This information should […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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