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APA Opposes Proposed Budget Cuts to HHS, NIH

On Wednesday, APA sent a letter to the ranking members of the Senate Budget Committee urging them to at least maintain funding for agencies that support initiatives that allow people to stay healthy in their communities.

Experience Psychiatry Without Borders at the RCP International Congress

In recent years, advances in technology and communication have made our world a much smaller place. These advancements have made this a very exciting time to practice medicine, but one that presents its own set of challenges to psychiatrists both in the United States and abroad.

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 Answers the Call, Pledges to #TurnTheTide on the Opioid Epidemic

Last week, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sent a direct appeal to over 2.3 million doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, calling on them to join a movement to help stem the tide of the prescription opioid epidemic that is gripping our nation. This is a grave crisis that we must face together, and I am proud to pledge my support and that of the American Psychiatric Association to this cause.

Passage of H.R. 2646 A Step Toward Mental Health Reform

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, a bipartisan bill intended to overhaul our nation’s broken mental health system. This was a very important and much needed first step in our fight for comprehensive mental health reform.