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Published Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Now that Congress has returned from its five-week summer recess, it is anticipated that, prior to the end of this year, it will act on a bill that would block cuts to Medicare’s physicians payments on January 1. The question is whether lawmakers will pass a temporary fix, as they have for the past ten years, or whether they will finally make this the more»
Published Monday, July 29, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens It is a truism that the strength of any organization lies in the individual strengths, talents and involvement of its people. AAGP is a strong organization because its members are passionate about our field and are willing to devote time to advancing our clinical, research and educational missions. Over the past couple more»
Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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, more»
Published Thursday, June 27, 2013
In June, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the official 2013 update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. This marks the first significant update to the plan, which was released in May 2012 and establishes five goals to prevent future cases of Alzheimer's disease and to better meet the needs of the millions of more»
Published Thursday, June 6, 2013
On June 3, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hosted a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House as part of an effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) applauds the Administration’s focus on mental health more»
Published Monday, June 3, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens Did you know that our AAGP family is in possession of a remarkable heirloom? And what is truly amazing is that when we bestow this heirloom on worthy recipients, several magical things happen. Our family grows. Our field is enhanced. We develop new relationships. And a new generation of givers emerges. This introduction more»
Published Monday, May 20, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) privacy rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to remove barriers to firearm background check reporting and ensure that consumers receive access to mental health services, a move also more»
Published Monday, May 6, 2013
Patti Davis In her book The Long Goodbye (Knopf, 2004), author Patti Davis, daughter of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, reflects on her father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, describing it as a “thief that steals a human being like nothing else can. The only victory over it is in the realm of the soul.” Davis delivered more»
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