Thursday, December 14, 2017

APA is committed to helping psychiatrists navigate the landscape of quality reporting and measurement-based care. To do so, APA has launched PsychPRO, the Psychiatry Patient Registry Online, a free benefit to members which will help psychiatrists: • Track and demonstrate a high level of care • Avoid payment penalties and instead achieve bonuses for meeting CMS quality reporting requirements – Do you need to report? Find out at Qpp.cms.gov/participation-lookup • Reduce the burden of submitting […]


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With a few exceptions, our laws are written by people with little to no experience in mental health. Decisions made by the 140 members of the Alabama House and Senate directly impact our patients’ lives. We can choose to not get involved hope for the best, or we can take an active role in shaping state health policy.   The Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) helps elect candidates to office whom we can work with on […]


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At the November APA Assembly in Washington, D.C., Paul O’Leary, MD, was elected recorder and nominated for speaker-elect of the APA Assembly. “I feel fortunate to be able to interface with our local government officials, and work on expanding our communities access to mental health care,” O’Leary said. Dr. O’Leary sees outpatients at Cooper Green and inpatients at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital. He is a board certified in adult, child and adolescent, and […]


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Make plans to join your colleagues in Washington at the Medical Association of the State of Alabama’s 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29-31, 2018. Protecting and promoting medicine’s interests on Capitol Hill is a never-ending responsibility that requires participation from physicians across all specialties. This is particularly true considering the magnitude of the health issues confronting Congress. Let your voice be heard in Washington! REGISTER TODAY! Hotel: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, D.C. […]


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In a world of conflicts and extremisms connected with religion and culture, this documentary focuses on a great exception – a small region in Kerala, India, with a history of ongoing harmony of Hinduism, Christianity and Judaism from the first century A.D., and Islam from the 7th century. The program is produced by N.S. Xavier, M.D., psychiatrist, and author on religion and psychiatric issues, and is endorsed by experts in those fields and two Nobel […]


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