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APA, Allied Organizations Urge Senate to Dismiss Obamacare Repeal Bill

APA cosigned a letter today with five other medical societies addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging the Senate to forgo a Republican-led effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in favor of real, bi-partisan health care reform.

AMA Taskforce Releases Storage and Disposal Tips for Opioids

The American Medical Association’s Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse recently released a step-by-step guide for physicians and the public on the safe storage and disposal of opioids and other medications.

CMS Shows Strong Support for Collaborative Care

The Collaborative Care model received significant recognition when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their final rule for the 2017 Medicare Fee Schedule last week, and I am delighted. We thank CMS for listening to our input on the rule and responding in such a way.

Final “MACRA” Rule for Medicare Payment Reform a Win for Psychiatrists

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its greatly anticipated final rule for Medicare payment reform. The rule sets policies for new Medicare payment reforms and quality reporting under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). As it turns out, several of the new items in the final rule will be of great benefit to psychiatrists in the future.

APA Comments on Proposed CMS Payment Policies for Collaborative Care

Recently, the APA sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offering comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for 2017, a rule that for the first time offers physicians payment for working on collaborative care.