From the APA: Recently, the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a narrow margin to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the Senate is drafting their own version of the health care reform. As you know, the House-passed AHCA would have a substantial negative impact on individuals with mental illness and ... read more
Dear OCPS Member, At the recent OCPS Council meeting on May 2, 2017, the Council authorized a Special Election for the President-Elect position to take place this month. The President-Elect will hold office immediately following the election, and then assume the role of the President in May, 2018 for the 2018 to 2020 term. As ... read more
We are pleased to report that Nancy Novak has accepted the position as our new Executive Director, replacing Mary Ann Awad. While Mary Ann’s departure is an unfortunate loss for OCPS, we are supportive of her decision to pursue her career and thank her for her services over the past year. We would like to take this ... read more
As a benefit to APA members, the APA has launched a Payment Reform website and a new CME webinar series to assist members in preparing for the major payment changes going into effect for 2017, as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). MACRA changes the way psychiatrists and other physicians working with Medicare patients ... read more
[UPDATED] OCPS Members are invited to login to the Members Only area to view video of previous educational events. Now online are several presentations from 2016. Additional videos will be added as they become available.
William E. Callahan, Jr., M.D.’s love of legislative advocacy was legendary. He dedicated his life to advocating for our profession and our patients. He traveled up and down the state of California and back and forth to Washington, D.C. to lobby legislators about improving access to high-quality mental health care and ensuring patient safety was ... read more
Effective July 1, 2016*, California Health and Safety Code, Section 11165.1 will mandate that all California-licensed health care providers authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish or dispense Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances must be registered to access the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). For more information and instructions, please login to the Members ... read more
An archive of the APA's Psychiatric News Alerts can be found on their Alerts webpage. (Read more of this post for the link.) As of July 9, 2015, recent titles include: APA Backs Bill to Increase NIH Funding Subtle Cues in Young Predict Schizophrenia Risk Meta-Analysis Finds No Association Between Stimulants for ADHD and New, Worsening Tics ... read more
Welcome to the Orange County Psychiatric Society blog. Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with relevant society updates, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in our areas of specialty. This blog will serve as a valuable means of communication between our officers, ... read more
Aside from resources provided on this website, individuals and providers may find useful information provided by the Mental Health Division of the California Department of Health Care Services.