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Published Friday, January 6, 2006
US Pharmacopeia 12601 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20852 Attention: Deborah Perfetto Dear Ms. Perfetto: The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is pleased to offer comments on the draft revision of Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Model Guidelines that was published by United States Pharmacopeia on December 9, 2005. AAGP is more»
Published Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in November 2005 This statement reflects the position of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry regarding a centralized clinical trials registry. The AAGP is in agreement with the registry guidelines proposed by the American Medical Association and supports more»
Published Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1502-P P. O. Box 8017 Baltimore, MD 21244-8017 Dear Sir/Madam: We are pleased to submit these comments on the proposed rule for Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2006 on behalf of the American more»
Published Friday, October 1, 2004
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in October 2004 Position 1: Prescribing privileges for psychologists is a patient safety issue because psychologists are not qualified to prescribe medication. Rationale: Psychologists, who can earn a PhD by taking only a single course in the biological basis of more»
Published Saturday, June 1, 2002
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, June 2002 Position 1: Mental status evaluation is an integral part of the evaluation of geriatric patients. When patients or caregivers present with cognitive, emotional, or behavioral complaints, there should be reimbursement for initial and for follow-up care of these problems by primary care providers. Rationale: more»
Published Friday, February 1, 2002
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, February 2001 Principle 1. Respect must be given to the dignity of both patient and caregiver, with special attention to the requirements brought about by the changes in mental state, psychodynamic and social functioning and behavior that are an integral part of the aging process and that are not to be considered more»
Published Thursday, February 1, 2001
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, February 2001 Position 1: Family and caregiver counseling is medically necessary for the care of patients with dementia. Rationale: Family members and other caregivers often perform a vital role in the delivery of behavioral health care to patients with dementia. They must often serve as the observers and reporters more»
Published Monday, September 1, 1997
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, September 1997 Position: Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) is currently incurable, effective treatments are available for much of the psychiatric morbidity that is commonly associated with the clinical course of AD and other dementias. Treatment of psychiatric morbidity is medically necessary to alleviate patient more»
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