Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. March 7, 2017 – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is deeply concerned that the proposed ACA replacement will negatively impact care for people with mental illness and substance use disorders. The APA urges continued support and expanded access to quality, evidence-based mental health and substance use services.   Mental illness is prevalent in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 68 million Americans experienced a psychiatric or […]


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March 31 is the last day to pay your 2017 dues and continue your member benefits without interruption. As we work toward new member opportunities and initiatives, we look forward to your continued support. It’s not too late! Renew your membership today and keep building on the success we have already achieved together. Prefer to pay your dues over time? Sign up for the Scheduled Payment Plan to make smaller payments monthly, quarterly or biannually.


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On Jan. 18, 2017, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners approved for final adoption, proposed rule 540-X-4-.09, Risk and Abuse Mitigation Strategies (RMS) by Prescribing Physicians. This rule will became effective on March 9, 2017.   (1) The Board recognizes that the best available research demonstrates that the risk of adverse events occurring in patients who use controlled substances to treat pain increases as dosage increases. The Board adopts the “Morphine Milligram Equivalency” (MME) daily […]


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ARLINGTON, Va. March 7, 2017 – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is deeply concerned that the proposed ACA replacement will negatively impact care for people with mental illness and substance use disorders. The APA urges continued support and expanded access to quality, evidence-based mental health and substance use services. Mental illness is prevalent in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 68 million Americans experienced a psychiatric or substance […]


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If you have not already done so, you will need to use a new username and password for logging into APA’s website. The new log-in requires use of the email address you have on file with APA and a new password. You can reset your password by selecting “Forgot Password?” on the account login page or by calling APA customer service at (703) 907-7300. Your new psychiatry.org account will enable you to: • Quickly pay […]


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The American Psychiatric Association has developed a MACRA 101 Primer, which is available on its website.


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APPA is pleased to announce that the Medical Foundation of Alabama has approved the Spring 2017 APPA Conference for 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Visit our Events page for meeting details.   Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association. The […]


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