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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»
Published Monday, April 22, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens I hope that you were able to attend last month’s AAGP Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. By almost any measure, this was one of our most successful meetings in years. Attendees came from all across the United States and the globe, with 20 countries represented. During four days of programming, a multi-disciplinary group more»
Published Thursday, April 4, 2013
During AAGP’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, at the March 14 Opening Plenary, the association honored several members for their achievements. Congratulations to this year’s award winners! Martha Bruce, PhD, AAGP Distinguished Scientist Then AAGP President Paul Kirwin and Martha Bruce This award is presented to an AAGP member for more»
Published Thursday, April 4, 2013
On April 3, leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee outlined details of a proposal to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan), Ways and more»
Published Monday, March 4, 2013
Without action by Congress, the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester took effect on March 1, and the implications for the health care sector are vast. Doctors and hospitals will see their Medicare payments cut, drug companies will likely have to deal with approval delays from the Food and Drug Administration, and cuts to the National more»
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