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Published Friday, March 30, 2012
March 30, 2012 Helen Lamont, PhD HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Room 424E, Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Dr. Lamont: The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is submitting these comments in response to the call for comments to the Draft National Plan to Address more»
Published Friday, February 17, 2012
Medicare Physician Payments News Today, February 17, both the House of Representatives and the Senate approved legislation to provide a ten-month reprieve from a 27 percent reduction in Medicare payments to physicians scheduled for March 1. That payment freeze will be effective through the end of this year. President Obama has indicated that he will sign more»
Published Saturday, December 24, 2011
UPDATE: On December 23, the House Republicans reversed their position taken earlier this week and agreed to the bill passed by the Senate on December 17th to avert the Medicare physician payment reduction and extend the expiring payroll tax reduction and unemployment insurance benefits for two months. President Obama has signed the legislation into law. more»
Published Monday, April 11, 2011
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education of the Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 4/11/2011 Statement of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education of the Committee on more»
Published Monday, April 11, 2011
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 4/11/2011 Statement of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations On more»
Published Tuesday, February 15, 2011
AAGP Advocated for Comprehensive Study of Mental Health Care Workforce Needed for Older Adults This week, the Institute of Medicine announced the formation of a new consensus study, The Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations, and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry lauds the efforts of its volunteers who more»
Published Monday, August 23, 2010
Donald M. Berwick, M.D Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1503-P Room 445–G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW. Washington, DC 20201 Re: Medicare Program; Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Part B Payment Policies for CY 2011; more»
Published Thursday, August 5, 2010
Yesterday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), joined by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), reintroduced the Positive Aging Act, S. 3698, which will improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services for the country’s rapidly growing older population. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), which has long promoted better access to more»
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