AAGP's Annual Meeting is March 14-17 in Orlando! Learn more at www.AAGPmeeting.org.
Christine M. deVries to retire as CEO of AAGP. During her tenure at AAGP, Chris deVries has been a driving force to define programmatic direction for the association and connections to policy makers, government officials, and other stakeholders making decisions that impact patients and the profession. More >>
Medicare Physician Payment Formula. In early December, both the House of Representatives and the Senate moved toward eliminating an annual budgetary headache by crafting legislation to repeal the 1997 Medicare physician payment formula that has periodically threatened to reduce Medicare payments to providers. Read more and submit a message to Congress >>
Looking for a new job in the New Year? Check out AAGP's Jobs page for open positions.
Medicare Reimbursement: What You Need to Do Now to Avoid Penalties. There is still time to avoid the 2015 PQRS penalty. More >>
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Major Depressive Disorder. On September 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) to treat adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). More >>
Impact Factor for the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Reaches New Heights. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry's impact factor has reached an historic high of 4.131 for 2012, according to Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports®, jumping from 3.64 for 2011. The AJGP is now ranked 25 of 135 journals in psychiatry and 7 of 46 journals in geriatrics/gerontology. Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Dilip V. Jeste, MD, and the entire editorial team! More >>
Late-Life Mental Health Professionals Applaud Reintroduction of Positive Aging Act. On June 7, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) reintroduced the Positive Aging Act, S., which will improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services for the country’s rapidly growing older population. More >>