Sunday, February 7, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. Dec. 11, 2015 – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the following statement from APA President Renée Binder, M.D., on Senate passage Thursday night of  S. 993, the “Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act,” introduced by Senators Al Franken (D-Minn) and John Cornyn (R-Texas):   “Jails and prisons have become the front lines of treatment for mental illness despite being ill-equipped to do so. In 44 states, the largest facilities housing people with […]


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The viability of the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association is highly dependent on the active participation of all members. Just paying annual dues and attending an occasional meeting is not sufficient to keep our association strong enough to support and augment the professional activities of our psychiatric community in Alabama.   A very important avenue of participation in APPA is to run as a candidate for office and/or actively support the nominees during each election. This is […]


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APPA’s spring conference is moving to the beach! Make plans to join us April 8-10, 2016, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Sandestin, Fla. Call Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at (800) 320-8115 and mention the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association (group code 23A9M9) or book online at http://www.sandestin.com/23A9M9.aspx. Rates start at $172 per night and apply for three days before and 3 days after the conference based on availability.   For rooms larger than studio […]


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Source: Birmingham Business Journal   To meet the growing demand for health care services in rural parts of the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will start providing coverage for telemedicine as of Dec. 1. The new coverage will be geared toward telemedicine services within five categories of speciality care including cardiological conditions, behavioral health, dermatologic conditions, infectious disease and neurologic diseases.   “We are proud to support telemedicine because we want our […]


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