Updated Employer Guide to Parity Available

The American Psychiatric Foundation APF Employer Parity report
(APF) and its Partnership for Workplace Mental Health have released an updated version of the
Employer Guide for Compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. It provides employers a concise guide to the parity law, its final regulations and how it is affected by the Affordable Care Act.  Learn more >


APA Praises Senate Passage Of Bill Repealing SGR

APA praised the bipartisan Senate vote on legislation that would repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician payment rates. President Obama is expected to sign the bill.

Proposed Rule for Applying Mental Health Parity to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program

APA welcomes a proposed rule by CMS that would require provisions of the Mental Health Parity Act to apply to the majority of Medicaid plans and CHIP.

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Data Reported Under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act Is Now Available for Review

APA members are strongly encouraged to register with CMS.

APA Writes Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Rule for Medicare Program

APA Submits a letter to CMS regarding the Proposed Rule for Medicare Program; Revisions to payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and other revisions to Part B for CY2015

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apa 2015 election results

Maria A. Oquendo, MD, has been
electeOquendo photod the new President-Elect of APA. Among others elected to leadership positions are Altha J. Stewart, MD, Lama Bazzi, MD, and Gail Erlick Robinson, MD, DPsych. These results are considered public, but not official until approved by the Board of Trustees at its March meeting.    Full election results >


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