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News and Alerts

File Medicare Claims?

New Form 1500 required as of April 1 for paper Medicare claims. Click headline to read more.

March 28, 2014 Deadline for Submitting Aetna Claims as Part of Class Action Suit

On December 28, 2013, a preliminary approval was given to a $120 million settlement from Aetna in response to a lawsuit that accused the insurer of underpaying for care from out-of-network providers. More...

Good News for Medicare Providers

The Final Rule on the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (the Final Rule) has good news for psychiatrists who provide care to Medicare beneficiaries.


Professional Interests

  • Addiction Psychiatry

    Educational and clinical resources on assessing and treating substance use disorders

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Resources supporting this subspecialty focusing on children and youth.

  • Disaster Psychiatry

    Disaster Psychiatry has an important role in emergency prevention, response and recovery.

  • Diversity

    Educational and clinical resources for psychiatrists working with diverse ethnic and racial populations.

  • Geriatric Psychiatry

    Educational and clinical resources for
    providers treating older adults.
  • HIV Psychiatry

    Educational and clinical resources for
    providers
    treating patients with
    HIV or AIDS.

  • Integrated Care

     Physician ressources for integrated care.  APA members may join the Integrated Care Listserv by sending their name and email address to integratedcare@psych.org.

  • Psychosomatic Medicine

    Educational and clinical resources for
    providers treating patients with
    co-morbid medical illness.
  • Public Psychiatry

    Services provided by public sector clinicians serve as a safety net for disadvantaged, vulnerable, mentally ill, and addicted individuals in the community. Resources for providers working in the public sector.

  • Recovery oriented care

    Educational and clinical resources to support and facilitate recovery-oriented, person-centered psychiatric practice.

  • Underserved Communities

    Physician resources for underserved communities
 

  • Practice HelpLine

    Troubleshooting your practice

    Need help getting claims paid, understanding managed care UM requirements, looking for coding guidance, unsure whether parity comes into play?

  • Closing a Practice

    Retiring or Closing a Practice?

    Resources for Members and their families who are closing a practice on short notice or a planned closing.

  • Practice Management for Psychiatrists: The Basics

    Practice Management for Psychiatrists: The Basics

    Designed to meet the needs of Residents and Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs), the practice information it contains is of value whether you' are just starting out or have been practicing for some time.

  • APA malpractice insurance

    APA-Endorsed Malpractice Insurance

    A medical malpractice program designed to meet the needs of mental health professionals, specifically psychiatrists.


Ethics

All members of the Association shall be bound by the ethical code of the medical profession, specifically defined in the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association and in the American Psychiatric Association’s Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry.

The APA’s Ethics Committee is responsible for drafting (for Board of Trustee and Assembly approval) annotations to update the current Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry, responding to members’ inquiries about ethical issues, and providing educational activities for the membership and the chairpersons of district branch ethics committees. The Ethics Committee also ensures complaints are handled in accordance with the APA’s Procedures for Handling Complaints of Unethical Conduct.

To view the current APA ethics documents, click here.