Saturday, February 25, 2017

In December, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), an end-of-year healthcare package of bills with many mental health, substance use, and criminal justice provisions taken from the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680), the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act (S. 2002), and the Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act (S. 993). The passage of H.R. 34 […]

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Saul Levin, MD, APA CEO and Medical Director As Congress continues to move forward in addressing potential significant changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I wanted to update you briefly on our work to date.   Since early December, the Department of Government Relations has engaged key Congressional offices to educate Members of Congress and their staff on what has been gained under the ACA for individuals with mental illness. This engagement has been […]

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  APA membership has its benefits. As an APA member, you receive exclusive access to the research, news, practice tools, business of medicine resources, and education you need to provide the highest quality care for your patients and stay at the top of your profession.   Journals and Publications APA journals, books, Psychiatric News, bimonthly newspaper, and specialized eNewsletters to keep you current on developments in psychiatry.   CME and Lifelong Learning Discounted or free […]

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Last Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the Final Rule setting policies for new Medicare payment reforms and quality reporting under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). This new rule will change the way our members practice into the future. In our response to the proposed rule, we raised several concerns regarding its impact on psychiatric practice and some of our advocacy efforts have paid off. A large number of […]

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New Harvard Medical School and New York University data analysis shows the devastating impact repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have on Americans suffering from the opioid epidemic, increasing the treatment gap by over 50% and draining at least $5.5 billion a year from treatment for mental and substance use disorders. OP-ED: To sustain progress on treating opioid disorders and serious mental illnesses keep the ACA Richard G. Frank and Sherry A. Glied In […]

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The 2016 – 2017 recruitment season for APA/APAF Fellowship applications is open. Applications will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, for any of the eight APA/APAF fellowship programs: APA/APAF Leadership – The aim of the APA/APAF Leadership Fellowship is to develop leaders by providing opportunities for residents to engage, interact and participate in organized psychiatry at a national level and further develop their professional leadership skills, networks and psychiatric experience. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry […]

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