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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. 

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.

Class A Psychotherapy and/or Psychiatric Offices Available on or before August 1, 2018 
Two Class A psychotherapy or psychiatric office spaces are available on or before August 1, 2018.  Share space and expenses with three other collegial independent psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists in an attractive spacious quiet leased setting in midtown Tucson, Arizona conveniently located two miles from UA/UMC. Five large first floor offices share front office, reception area, kitchenette, storage for medical records and small supplies, two restrooms, ample patient/client parking, front and back entry/exits, and covered parking for the clinicians. Additional office expenses such as phone, janitor, utilities, supplies, and receptionist/office manager payroll are shared by the 5 clinicians. Billing services are inexpensively available thanks to the computerized scheduling and billing program. Vacancy or part time space available by late 2017 or early 2018 to allow sooner transition, if you wish. For questions and to express interest please contact Kevin Leehey MD at 520-296-4280 kevino@leeheymd.com.  
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.