Advocacy News


2014 Sunshine Act Database Now Open to Public

Data about transfers of value by drug and medical device makers to health care providers are now available to the public for calendar year 2014. If you have not yet registered to review your data, you are encouraged to do so now. APA has provided step-by-step instructions.

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

Rep. Murphy Speaks to 2014 APA Assembly

Rep. Murphy speaks to 2014 APA Assembly Meeting in New York, NY on HR 3717: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.

Legislation Introduced to Address Workforce Shortage in VHA

Bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress to address psychiatric workforce shortage in the Veterans Health Administration.

APA Responds to CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The APA has summarized portions of the CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule most likely to impact psychiatry, including increased reimbursement for some psychiatric codes.