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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. 

RECRUITING INPATIENT PSYCHIATRISTS

Valley Hospital, 3550 East Pinchot, Phoenix, Arizona (http://valleyhospital-phoenix.com) is recruiting Psychiatrists for their Inpatient Unit and Adult Psychiatric Program. Position duties include; admission evaluations, daily care of assigned patients in the programs, treatment team leadership and interaction with clinical and other physician staff.
There is opportunity to work as an employed physician with salary and full benefits OR if preferred compensation can be structured as a fee for service independent contractor. Either way there is clinical and administrative support offered to physicians in what will be a patient-centered care and very collegial practice setting. There is also opportunity for program leadership for interested candidates. 
CLICK HERE to apply today to join a great group of physicians at Valley Hospital. A private 122 bed free-standing psychiatric facility; Valley Hospital's Psychiatric Services offer a specialized level of care designed to meet the needs of patients who are experiencing various psychiatric and addiction disorders. For more information regarding the Job Duties, Benefits, and working at Valley Hospital, CLICK HERE. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Valley Hospital-Phoenix Human Resources at 602-952-3988.

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.