Posts From September, 2017

Easily contact your Senators re: Graham-Cassidy

By Anthony Kassir
09/20/2017

From the APA: The American Psychiatric Association is moving quickly to protect access to mental health and substance use disorder coverage. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) recently unveiled a new proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act but their proposal would: Eliminate guaranteed coverage of substance use disorders and mental ... read more


Changes to ICD-10-CM Codes for DSM-5 Diagnoses Effective October 1

By Anthony Kassir
09/15/2017

From the APA:  Revised 2018 ICD-10-CM codes, released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), are scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2017. The codes include new, updated, or deleted codes for diagnoses listed in ICD-10-CM, including some 65 codes related to mental health conditions listed in DSM-5. All practitioners and payers must use ... read more


How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

By Anthony Kassir
09/07/2017

From the APA: Dear Members of the APA, We are continuing to monitor the impact of Hurricane Harvey and are closely watching the path of Hurricane Irma. We know from previous natural disasters that those affected have multiple service needs, even months and years after the traumatic event. We also know that addressing the mental ... read more


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Psychiatrists: Help support legislation, easily!

Apr 26, 2018
  From the APA: An out-of-date law (42 CFR Part 2) prevents physicians and other health care providers from sharing substance use disorder records within a patient's medical

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APA Applauds CHIP Reauthorization

Jan 27, 2018
From the APA: The American Psychiatric Association wants to thank our advocates for their support in our fight to protect children's access to health insurance.  Earlier this week,

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#SaveCHIP Day of Action

Jan 10, 2018
From the APA: 850,000 Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries experience serious behavioral or emotional disorders but their access to mental health treatment has been in jeopardy for

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