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Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Your Vote is Due December 22 Get to know your candidates, and be sure to vote in the election. Return the ballot that was mailed to you, or visit the AAGP website (www.AAGPonline.org) to cast your vote online. President-Elect (March 2013 Ė March 2014) **Automatically transitions to President for 2014-2015 and to Immediate Past President for more»
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Most of the codes in the psychiatry section of the CPT® (i.e., 908XX codes) will change effective January 1, 2013. The CPT, or Current Procedural Terminology, is medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs. The new codes were released in late August and will be published by the more»
Published Monday, September 10, 2012
Donate Online to the GMHF Scholars Fund To make a contribution, visit www.AAGPonline.org/donateGMHF or www.GMHFonline.org, call 301-654-7850, or send a check to GMHF, Attn: Scholars Fund, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050, Bethesda, MD. Donations made to the Scholars Fund by September 30, 2012, will be used to support scholars at the 2013 AAGP Annual more»
Published Friday, August 31, 2012
AAGP President Paul D.S. Kirwin, MD In early July the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a long anticipated report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, which documents the prevalence of mental health and substance use issues among older adults, the interaction between these issues and physical health, and more»
Published Friday, August 31, 2012
Leilani Feliciano, PhD Scrutiny of the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes has increased exponentially in the last 24 months, driven largely by congressional mandates to the Office of the Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nearly every call for their reduction has been accompanied by suggestions that more»
Published Friday, August 31, 2012
When Congress reconvened after its July 4th recess, there remained only a four-week stretch before the five-week August recess. While that might sound like a reasonable amount of time to get some serious work done, in reality it meant that, at most, 16 legislative days remained before politics completely swamped the Capitol Hill agenda. When Congress left more»
Published Friday, August 31, 2012
In July, the Institute of Medicine released an eagerly-awaited new report outlining the mental health and substance use workforce needs for the growing population of older adults in the United States. The IOM report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, documents the prevalence of mental health and substance use more»
Published Friday, August 31, 2012
Laurie Boore, MD Mentors are an integral part of our psychiatric training, and show us paths we have left undiscovered. While we trainees bear the main responsibility of developing our career, navigating our career path, and acquiring knowledge, mentors are there to ease the burden and guide us. Their insight and connections are valuable especially in more»
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