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Published Thursday, June 21, 2012
Gig Vorgan and Gary Small, MD In the opening to their new book, AAGP member Gary Small, MD, and his wife Gigi Vorgan describe a familiar scenario to many geriatric psychiatrists in which a minor memory lapse prompts concerns about a more insidious memory disorder. As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease increases, more and more individuals are more»
Published Thursday, May 3, 2012
Bethesda, MD, May 2, 2012 – The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry has entered into an agreement with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, to publish The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (AJGP) beginning in January 2013. "We are extremely pleased to be entering more»
Published Monday, April 23, 2012
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in April 2012 There are circumstances in which it is appropriate to prescribe antipsychotic medications to persons with dementia. AAGP is currently working on a more comprehensive background document to support this statement.
Published Wednesday, April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012 Attention: RFI on Suicide Prevention National Institute of Mental Health 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7136 MSC 9635 Bethesda, MD 20892-9635 Dear Colleagues: The American more»
Published Monday, April 16, 2012
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry agrees with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that more needs to be done to protect those in nursing homes during times of disaster. The OIG recently issued a report, titled “Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During more»
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»
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