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Policy & Practice Insights Series

Curated with care, this live webinar series unveils pivotal policy changes, delivers timely updates, and unlocks practical insights from subject matters experts.

Step into the world of psychiatric policy with our new lunch-and-learn series, keeping you informed on policy changes, recent breakthroughs, and impactful insights. Engage directly with APA staff and subject matter experts as you delve into topics that include telepsychiatry advancements, digital literacy and inclusion, collaborative care, the effects of new policy and legislation on your practice and patients, and more. These interactive learning opportunities are your ticket to staying at the forefront of your profession, providing you with the knowledge and tools needed for success.

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Uptake and Barriers to Measurement-Based Care (MBC) in Psychiatric Practice

  •  Wednesday, June 12
  •  Noon - 12:30 p.m. EST

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Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be familiarized with common barriers to implementing MBC across different practice settings and populations.
  • Participants will understand a host of options to address barriers to implementation of MBC in their practice setting.
  • Participants will apply a framework to analyze efficient methods of implementation of MBC in their practice setting.

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APA Members get free access to recordings of our new lunch-and-learn series, keeping you informed on policy changes, recent breakthroughs, and impactful insights. Log in with your member credentials to access previous webinar recordings, like:

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May 2024

Psychiatry and Military Service: How Every Psychiatrist Can Help

  • Gain Insight into Military Culture: Explore the unique aspects of military culture to better understand the perspectives and needs of military patients.
  • Examine Military Policies Affecting Mental Health Care: Explore key military policies and regulations that impact service members seeking mental health care.
  • Develop Strategies to Support Military Patients: Acquire practical strategies and best practices for supporting military patients in your care.
April 2024

Demystifying the Impact of Harm Reduction Services

  • Learn about different harm reduction strategies and its history of implementation.
  • Understand the impact that harm reduction has on psychiatrists and their patients.
  • How APA is advocating for implementation of harm reduction strategies.
Mar 2024

Effective Documentation: Crafting Notes for Client, Colleague, & Care Manager Satisfaction

  • Learn about the key documentation considerations relevant to psychiatric care
  • Understand the role documentation plays beyond reimbursement
Mar 2024

Gambling Disorder, What You Need to Know

  • Learn how to identify signs of gambling disorder
  • Understand options for treating gambling disorder
  • Identify additional APA resources to improve knowledge about gambling disorders
Feb 2024

Drug Shortages and Its Impact on Prescribers, Pharmacies, and Patients

  • History, variables, and timeline of the stimulant shortage
  • Understand the impact of drug shortages on prescribers, pharmacies, and patients
  • How APA and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) are advocating for change
Jan 2024

Updates on the Clozapine REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy)

  • History, overview, and myths versus facts about the new REMS
  • Some of the current issues with REMS bringing in the prescriber data and NAMI data
  • Highlight updates from FDA, including three studies that are in progress
  • The wide world of things we could advocate for (from no REMS to changing to an “educational REMS”)
Dec 2023

Eating Disorders: Early Diagnosis for Better Prognosis — Decision Support and Other Tools

  • Name one screening tool that can be use to identify a possible eating disorder.
  • Describe how to access and use the web-based decision support tool on eating disorders developed by the APA Practice Guidelines program.
  • List at least one other tool that can be used at the point of care to guide assessment and treatment of eating disorders.
Nov 2023

2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule & Telehealth Policy Updates

Join APA’s policy team to discuss the landscape of telehealth policy in 2024, including the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and updates to telemedicine prescribing of controlled substances.

Oct 2023

Measurement Based Care

  • Review the evidence for measurement-based care, and ways it can add value to a practice
  • Discuss resources and strategies to implement measurement-based care
  • Review common challenges and opportunities for implementing measurement-based care into any practice
Sep 2023

Advocacy 101

  • Understanding the basics of physician advocacy and the role APA Government Relations plays
  • Analyzing key legislative issues for the field of psychiatry
  • Identifying ways to effectively advocate for psychiatry at the state and federal levels
Aug 2023

AI in Psychiatry: What APA Members Need to Know

  • Understand the landscape of AI and key terms relevant to existing and novel uses of AI in clinical care and in society.
  • Describe potential applications of AI to psychiatry, with a particular focus on understanding the risks and benefits of different uses.
  • Prepare for the potential implementation of AI in your clinical setting, including establishing policies around acceptable and unacceptable uses.
Jul 2023

HIPAA Compliance for Telehealth

  • Understand what waivers were in place during the COVID-19 PHE and what enforcement actions will resume on August 9, 2023.
  • Describe ways that APA members can ensure and maintain HIPAA adherence.
  • Discuss challenges and strategies for using HIPAA-adherent technologies.
Jun 2023

Health Care Policy and You: How Does APA’s Membership Inform Policy?

  • Understand how both regulatory and legislative activity can affect psychiatric practice.
  • Describe the strategies that APA uses to advocate on policies that affect psychiatry.
  • Identify opportunities for APA’s membership to apply their clinical and practical experience to advocate for policy that is in the interest of psychiatry.
May 2023

Telepsychiatry Reimbursement: Who Pays for What?

  • Understand changes to reimbursement for telepsychiatry.
  • Describe updates to coding practices, including timelines for updates, based on federal policy.
  • Incorporate changes to practice as a result of federal policy and rules.
Apr 2023

Telepsychiatry and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

  • Describe federal policies and priorities around telepsychiatry.
  • Understand changes to telepsychiatry after the end of the COVID-19 PHE.
  • Incorporate changes to practice as a result of federal policy and rules.

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