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APA Concerned About Transgender Military Ban

The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the national medical association representing more than 38,500 psychiatric physicians, is concerned about the Department of Defense’s (DoD) decision to implement a ban of transgender Americans from the U.S. military, effective Friday.

Stakeholders Agree: Modernize the Privacy Laws to Combat Opioid Epidemic -- Part 2 Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Bills to Strengthen Addiction Treatment

The Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2 (Partnership), a coalition of nearly 50 health care organizations committed to aligning 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations (TPO), today issued the following statement in response to the introduction of identical bipartisan bills in both the House and Senate. The Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, “OPPS Act”, was introduced by Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act, “Legacy Act”, was introduced by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).

MEDIA ADVISORY: Innovation Zone: What's Next in Mental Health Technology? American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is hosting the 2019 Mental Health Innovation Zone, presented by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., a showcase and catalyst for new mental health technologies, as part of its 2019 Annual Meeting. The Innovation Zone is focused on answering the question: "What is next in mental health technology?" It will include lectures, panel discussions, workshops and a "Shark Tank"-style innovation session where attendees can pitch their own product ideas. Topics will include:

Seven Leading National Organizations Applaud Judge for Blocking Harmful Medicaid Work Requirements

In Kentucky and Arkansas, a U.S. District Court Judge ruled for the second time against taking Medicaid coverage away from people who do not meet work requirements. Judge James Boasberg ruled that employment conditions do not advance Medicaid's basic purpose of providing health coverage, indicating that “The Court cannot concur that the Medicaid Act leaves the [HHS] Secretary so unconstrained, nor that the states are so armed to refashion the program Congress designed in any way they choose.”

Joint Statement on Administration’s Position on Texas V United States

Our organizations, which represent a combined membership of more than 560,000 physician and medical student members, are alarmed by the Administration’s announcement that they will no longer defend any part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the federal case Texas v United States. This decision places the health care of millions of Americans, including those with pre-existing health care conditions, in jeopardy.

APA Honors U.S. Rep. Matsui with Javits Award

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today awarded U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) the association’s Jacob K. Javits Award at a dinner ceremony.

The Final Title X Regulation Disregards Expert Opinion and Evidence-Based Practices

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a final regulation that will significantly limit the health care available to patients under Title X of the Public Health Service Act (Title X). Leading women’s health care provider groups, medical organizations, and physician leaders representing more than 4.3 million health care providers are alarmed by the new regulation which disregards the expertise of the medical and scientific community and evidence-based standards.

APA and Illinois Psychiatric Society Joint Statement on Shooting in Aurora, Ill.

The American Psychiatric Association and the Illinois Psychiatry Society release the following joint statement in response to the deadly shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Ill.

APA Elects Dr. Jeffrey Geller as President-Elect

The members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have chosen Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H., as the medical society’s next president-elect. The results were released today but are not official until the APA Board of Trustees confirms the election results at its March meeting.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

The American Psychiatric Association's 2019 Annual Meetingfeatures nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research and clinical practice. The meeting will feature more than 650 sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more. It will also include a Mental Health Innovation Zone highlighting advances in mental health technology and a special track highlighting APA’s 175th Anniversary. This year's Annual Meeting theme is Revitalize Psychiatry: Disrupt, Include, Engage & Innovate.

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