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FAIR INSURANCE COVERAGE:  IT'S THE LAW:  “Parity Poster” Helps Patients Report Unfair Insurance Practices

 

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) is clear that patients with a mental illness, including a substance use disorder, should no longer be discriminated against by insurers.  But do you know what constitutes a violation?  We believe that patients who know their rights are better equipped to protect their rights. 

 

That’s why the American Psychiatric Association and the Arizona Psychiatric Society have created a new tool to support parity enforcement: a poster titled, “Fair Insurance Coverage: It’s the Law.”  This Poster is available for you to download for printing now.  

THE ARIZONA PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY

The Arizona Psychiatric Society (APS) is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, a medical specialty society recognized worldwide.  The objectives of the Arizona Psychiatric Society are to continuously improve the ability of its members to provide quality psychiatric services to persons in need and their families.  The Society strives to promote the welfare of all those with mental illness and to foster the medically-based principles of psychiatry.


If you are a licensed psychiatrist in the State of Arizona interested in joining the Arizona Psychiatric Society, please CLICK HERE to obtain more information and to complete the online application to the American Psychiatric Association and the Arizona Psychiatric Society.   The Arizona Psychiatric Society and the APA are dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for patients and advocating for psychiatrists and their profession. 

JOB OPENING FOR SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY (SRPMIC) PSYCHIATRIST (PAY RATE $166,106 TO $249,160 PER YEAR); APPLY BY CLOSING DATE 9/24/2016

Under general supervision of the Medical Director/Physician, the SRPMIC Psychiatrist provides direct and indirect psychiatric services for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), including direct mental health and psychiatric evaluation and care, consultation and training, system development and associated administrative duties.  This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.  CLICK HERE for a detailed Job Description. 

Important Notes:  Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random and alcohol testing. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.  Application instructions:  To apply or view full job description go to www.srpmic-nsn.gov/employment and then select Employment Opportunities.  *Resumes alone will not be accepted. 
(Paid Advertisement Posted 09/12/2016)

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

New or renewing members, visit the APA website for more information on membership. 


Current APS members, the deadline for paying APA membership dues each calendar year is March 31st.  Log-in to your APA account to pay your dues today.

Using DSM-5 in the Transition to ICD-10

On October 1, 2015, all HIPAA-covered entities must transition from using ICD-9 codes to using ICD-10 codes.  Visit the American Psychiatric Association for a webinar, information, and guidelines to assist you in transitioning to ICD-10 codes using DSM-5.

FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER LOCAL CME OPPORTUNITIES, WORKSHOPS, AND EDUCATION EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT THE EDUCATION PAGE.