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Register Now for Next MACRA Webinar

Webinars APA is holding a series of webinars to help APA members get up to speed with payment reforms under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. The next webinar will be held Wednesday, December 7, from noon to 1 p.m. It will provide psychiatrists with a better understanding of the complex reporting requirements, objectives, measure sets, and scoring for the ACI performance category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). register now.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Exclusive Annual Meeting Offer for APA Members
San Diego, May 20-24, 2017

San Diego Be ready! Beginning tomorrow—Thursday, December 1—APA members have an exclusive two-week opportunity to register for APA’s 2017 Annual Meeting at its lowest rates and select their top housing choice and CME courses. Nonmember registration begins on December 15. In the meantime, view the hotel descriptions and schedule for key sessions.

New Issue of Mental Health Works Available

Tennessee The latest issue of Mental Health Works details Tennessee’s examination of health data for their employees and the surprise at what they found. The deep dive into the data led the administration to use a proactive behavioral health program developed by a Tufts University researcher. To subscribe to Mental Health Works, click here.

Help APA Foundation Shape the Future of Psychiatry

Foundation Advancing the field of psychiatry for tomorrow depends on building stronger APA member enrichment and public education programs today. consider a tax-deductible gift.

Claims Denied? Check Your DSM-5/ICD-10 Codes

DSM-5 New ICD-10 codes reflecting updated diagnoses in DSM-5 went into effect on October 1. APA has learned that some members are still using the old codes and thus are encountering denied claims. You can obtain a list of the new codes here, including a version that can be printed out for easy reference.

Free CME Course for Members Only

Hand and cane Each month APA makes available a free CME course exclusive to members only through its Learning Center. November’s selection is “Advances in Therapeutic Interventions: Diagnosis and Treatment of Geriatric Depression.” This course discusses strategies to improve clinical outcomes of geriatric depression, including the use of atypical antipsychotics, stimulants, cognitive enhancers and remediation techniques, psychotherapies, lifestyle interventions, and complementary and alternative medicine techniques. Register here.

Thinking About a Career Move? Check Out JobCentral

Two men APA JobCentral is the career hub for psychiatry. View open positions, post a resume, or set up email job alerts. Visit jobcentral to view recently posted jobs, such as adult or adolescent psychiatrists with Dignity Medical Group in central California and multiple telepsychiatry opportunities with JSA Telepsychiatry. Browse through hundreds of more job openings across the country and around the world.


Applications Sought for MH Research Award

Awards The Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina is seeking nominations from researchers across the United States for the V. Sagar Sethi, M.D., Mental Health Research Award. The award seeks to honor a scientist for significant contributions to basic research in the neurosciences, psychology, or pharmacology at a molecular, cellular, or behavioral level. The recipient receives $7,000 and travel support to attend and present a lecture during the North Carolina’s Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in September 2017. For award criteria and submission details, click here.


Renew Your Membership Today

MembershipContinue to give voice to the millions of people around the world with mental illness, and enjoy even more of the robust member benefits you’ve come to expect from APA. As a psychiatric community, together we can accomplish even more. Remain a part of the APA family by renewing your membership today.

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Publications From American Psychiatric Association Publishing

Psychiatric News
Collaborative Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Ruth KohenNeurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease have become an enormous challenge for affected families and the U.S. health care system. In this month’s column, geriatric psychiatrist Ruth Kohen, M.D., shares her experiences with adapting the principles of collaborative care to improve the care of individuals living with these common disabling conditions. Read more.

Psychiatric Services
Effectiveness of Collaborative Care for Depression in Public-Sector Primary Care Clinics Serving Latinos

Psychiatric ServicesAn intervention designed for clinics serving low-income, mostly Spanish-speaking patients and using resources typically available to these clinics had a significant impact on clinical outcomes and quality of depression care. Findings underscore the importance of offering psychotherapy in addition to antidepressant medications. Read more.


Preventing Burnout

Ijeoma ChukwuResidency training is arguably one of the most challenging periods of a physician’s career. A multitude of stressors are encountered during residency training including long work hours, sleep deprivation, limited social interactions, and relationship strain. What steps can be taken to avoid resident burnout? Read more.

AJP Residents' Journal

Resident's JournalThis month's residents' journal includes an editorial that addresses the challenges of catatonia and delirium in general hospital psychiatry. The issue also features an article on improving communication between patients and providers surrounding the legal basis for admission. Visit ajp's residents' journal.

New Courses Added to SET for Success

ACGMEThe supplemental education and training (set) program helps residents and fellows build knowledge around the six ACGME core competencies and Psychiatry Milestones and learn about the business of medicine. Check out 60+ courses, FREE to residents and fellows!


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How to Best Assess Violence Risk of Youth in Emergency Department

How to Diagnose and Treat Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Hawaii Medical Association Names Jeffrey Akaka Physician of the Year

Important Changes in DSM-5 to Become Effective October 1

Study Finds Less or No Medication After Psychosis Fosters Recovery


APA Launches Registry With Sheppard Pratt as First Participant

The How and Why of Working Closely With the Country’s Leadership

Ethics Considerations of Involuntary Outpatient Treatment

MACRA Final Rule Offers Options for Value-Based Reporting

Expert Explains Updated CPT Codes, How to Estimate E/M, Therapy Time


American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Book of the Week

Book of the Week

DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Healt

Robert J. Hilt, M.D., FAAP, FAACAP, FAPA, and Abraham M. Nussbaum, M.D., FAPA

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Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric Services

PSA Virtual Hope Box for Veterans With PTSD
Use of a virtual “hope box,” a smartphone app that stores pictures, video, games, and other personally meaningful media, was associated with improved coping among veterans with PTSD or major depression in a 12-week RCT.

PSCollaborative Care for Depression at Public-Sector Primary Care Clinics
A collaborative care intervention delivered by social workers without previous mental health experience had a significant impact on clinical outcomes and quality of depression care at three public-sector primary care clinics serving low-income, mostly Spanish-speaking patients.

PSSustained Effectiveness of a Mental Health Environment Checklist
Routine use of a checklist designed to remove environmental hazards was associated with significantly reduced suicide rates across VA inpatient mental health facilities from 2008 to 2015.


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