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Fri May 01, 2015

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Veterans who used services provided by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) had much lower suicide rates than veterans who did not use those services, according to a new analysis of a decade of suicide data.

The research was published today in Psychiatric Services in Advance, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and veterans are at a high risk for suicide – every day roughly 22 veterans commit suicide. This study directly...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: May 4, 2015

Thu April 23, 2015

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Psychiatric Association’s 168th Annual Meeting will feature innovative, thought-provoking research from around the world on topics such as suicide risk factors in the ER, effects of exposure to terrorism, and substance use among college students.

The event, the world’s largest psychiatric meeting, will run Saturday, May 16, to Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Toronto, Canada, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In addition to the hundreds of workshops, symposia, and lectures, new research will be presented in a series of...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 24, 2015

Mon April 20, 2015

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WHAT:
The American Psychiatric Association's 2015 Annual Meeting features top experts and researchers in psychiatry, presenting timely research and clinical updates. Sessions will include breaking news about adolescents and alcohol use, a symposium on marijuana policy and treatment, new research on alcohol use and eating disorders following bariatric surgery, panels on the growing use of telepsychiatry and a session on gun violence and mental illness.

The theme of this year's meeting is "Psychiatry...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 21, 2015

Wed April 15, 2015

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ARLINGTON, Va . – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) praised last night's bipartisan Senate vote on legislation that would repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician payment rates. President Obama is expected to sign the bill.

The legislation, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), would repeal the SGR and establish a series of payment reforms under Medicare that focus on quality instead of volume. Future payments would be determined by a doctor's participation in integrated care settings, health outcomes and quality measures.

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 15, 2015

Thu March 26, 2015

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ARLINGTON, Va – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) applauds today’s bipartisan House vote on legislation that would repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician payment rates. The APA urges quick Senate action on the bill.

This legislation, SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2), would repeal the SGR and establish a series of payment reforms under Medicare focusing on quality instead of volume. Future payments would be determined by a doctor’s participation in integrated care settings, health outcomes and quality measures.

If...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 13, 2015

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