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Published Monday, February 25, 2013
Over the past few months an AAGP working group convened to formulate ways to restructure general psychiatry residency and fellowship programs in order to incentivize training in geriatric psychiatry. For several years the AAGP has proposed similar positions to the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We now seek support of other more»
Published Monday, January 14, 2013
Medicare Physician Fee Cut Averted for 2013 A scheduled 26.5 percent physician pay cut under Medicare was averted early this month with passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. The law delays for one year a reduction in reimbursements to physicians who care for Medicare patients, and keeps current reimbursement rates steady through December 31, 2013, more»
Published Thursday, November 29, 2012
What began as a session at the AAGP 2011 Annual Meeting, and then evolved into more discussion and collaboration, is now an article in the November 21, 2012, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. In "Nonpharmacologic Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia," Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, and AAGP members Helen C. Kales, MD, and Constantine more»
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
AAGP President Paul D.S. Kirwin, MD On September 19th, a standing room only congressional briefing was held to disseminate the findings of the recent IOM report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, to congressional and federal agency staff. The report documents the prevalence of mental health and substance more»
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
On September 10th, the House of Representatives and the Senate returned to Washington after a five-week recess that included the two national party conventions. They were in session for only 13 working days, before leaving town again to campaign on September 21. This Congress, with a House of Representatives run by Republicans and a Senate run by more»
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dan Sewell, MD The AAGP will convene its 2013 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, and the association has a valuable program planned. Here are just a few of the highlights: Several workshops that will provide hands-on training experiences, including one that will unite experts from the USA and the UK in a discussion of the use of antipsychotic more»
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
Psychiatrist Members Marcia Alexander, MD, JD, Orleans, MA Nidhi Goel, MD, New York, NY Seema Kazi, MD, Princeton, NJ Philip N. Lomas, MD, Madison, WI Francis X. Rathinapandian, MD, Mt.Vernon, NY Members Luisa Elizalde, MSN/FNP, Peoria, AZ Devora Follman, LMSW, Lakewood, NJ Sandra Jo Holmgren, MSN, Salol, MN Michael W. Jennings, PhD, Bellwood, Il more»
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
Donovan Maust, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, was recently elected by his fellow members-in-training as the MIT representative to the AAGP Board of Directors, and will serve in this position through September 2013. In this role, Maust serves as a liaison between the Board and AAGP’s members-in-training, sharing concerns and perspectives with the more»
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