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It’s Time to Extend Mental Health Services to Incarcerated Individuals

Every year, roughly 2 million people with serious mental illness are arrested in the United States, and nearly half a million are incarcerated at any given time. Giving these inmates access to federally-funded mental health services shortly before their release would likely help reduce those staggering numbers.

Medicare's MIPS Program: Understanding the 2018 Reporting Changes

Many psychiatrists who treat Medicare patients were impacted by payment reform requirements last year and need to be aware of additional changes to the program for 2018. The American Psychiatric Association is working to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

Taking a Community Approach to Combating Burnout

Addressing the problem of physician burnout has become one of the most pressing issues in medicine, and for good reason.

Mental Health Advocates Honored at 2017 APEX Awards

The American Psychiatric Excellence (APEX) Awards made its return this year at the November meeting of the APA Assembly, and the results were fantastic.

APA Remains Committed to Supporting Goldwater Rule

Today, APA’s Ethics Committee issued an opinion that reaffirms our organization’s support for “The Goldwater Rule,” which asserts that psychiatrists should not give professional opinions about the mental state of individuals that they have not personally and thoroughly evaluated. The opinion from the Ethics Committee clarifies the ethical principle of the rule and answers several questions that have recently cropped up surrounding its use.