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Tue April 07, 2015

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ARLINGTON, Va – The American Psychiatric Association welcomes a proposed rule released Monday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would require provisions of the Mental Health Parity Act to apply to the majority of Medicaid plans and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

“The proposed rule, by expanding mental health parity, has the potential to greatly improve access to care for mental health and substance use disorders and the equity which our patients need,” said APA President Paul Summergrad, M.D. “We’ve made much progress in recent years under the Mental Health Parity Act and...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 13, 2015

Mon March 16, 2015

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The membership of the American Psychiatric Association has chosen Maria Oquendo, M.D., as its next president-elect. Oquendo is currently residency training director at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, where she started as a community psychiatrist. She is professor and vice chair for education at Columbia University, conducting research on treatment and neurobiology of mood disorders, suicide and global mental health.

Oquendo has held several leadership roles at APA. She is secretary of the Board of Trustees and chairs APA’s Conflict of Interest Committee. She...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 13, 2015

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