2017 IPS FALL SYMPOSIUM

The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here
December 2, 2017
Ritz Charles, Carmel
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Sara Stramel Brewer, Executive Director
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Mail: P.O. Box 30413
Indianapolis, IN 46230-0413
Phone/Fax: 888.477.9119

 

Friday
Sep222017

33,000 Died in 2015 From Opioids: How Did We Get Here?

IPS recently announced the theme of their annual fall symposium: "The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here" scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. With more than 33,000 dead in 2015 from the medication, communities across the country are feverishly working to find ways to prevent the further escalation of this problem. Contributing to the solution, IPS is hosting an interactive symposium with speakers discussing opioids and addiction in obstetrics & gynecology, integrative pain, psychiatry, and the court system.  This 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 event should arm participants with knowledge and skills that will prevent patients from exposure to opioids and/or potential addiction as well as how to work with addicted patients to get them the care they need.  Please join us for this critical conversation.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Ritz Charles, Carmel
8:00am-2:30pm
To view brochure
To register - rates increase $25 11/1.  Pre-event registration closes 11/17. 

Friday
Feb032017

Spring Conference Featured Speaker - Lieutenant Colonel Warner, MD

Lieutenant Colonel Warner, MD is Commander of the US Army Medical Department Activity and Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, GA as well as the Consultant to the Surgeon General for Psychiatry.  He is boarded in both psychiatry and family practice.  Dr. Warner will discuss lessons learned in military mental health and how those successes may be applied to civilian health care. Dr. Warner will also participate in a panel on the different viewpoints of telepsychiatry.
To review Dr. Warner's cv, click here.
To learn more about Dr. Warner, click here.

Registration for the spring conference, April 21-23 at the West Baden Springs Hotel, is hitting records numbers. A sell out is expected.  Register online or learn more about the conference.

Tuesday
Jan102017

Return of Regional Conference to West Baden Brings Strong Speaker Line Up

IPS has announced the 2017 Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference will be held April 21-23 at the West Baden Springs Hotel.  The seven year history of the event continues to allow organizers to draw many high profile names to the conference.  Some of those persons include:

Saul Levin, MD: President and Chief Medical Officer, American Psychiatric Association
LTC (P) Christopher Warner, MD: Commander, USA MEDDAC-FSGA and Consultant to the Surgeon General for Psychiatry
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD: Director of Ethics, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior and Associate Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Boland, MD: Vice Chair for Education, Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Residency
Chris Bojrab, MD: President, Indiana Health Group 

With registration underway, it is clear this event will once again sell out.  We encourage interested persons to register early for this 16.25 AMA PRA Catergory 1 accredited event!

Register online
Mail or fax in registration form
Event brochure
Event website 

Early bird registration closes 2/15/17!

Monday
Jul042016

APA to Bring Integrated Care Training to Central Indiana

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will train 3,500 psychiatrists over the next four years in the clinical and leadership skills needed to support primary care practices implementing integrated behavioral health programs.  On Saturday, September 17, APA will partner with the Indiana Psychiatric Society to bring that training to northern Indianapolis. The training, accredited for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, will focus on core integrated behavioral health care principles to prepare psychiatrists for practice in a value-based world. Once trained, APA will help connect psychiatrsits with practice networks looking for psychiatrists with such skills.

Details

Saturday, September 17

Ritz Charles
12156 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 

8am - 3pm EST

Event agenda for 6.0 CME ~ 6.0 CE

Event registration online link and mail in registration form

Early bird rate available until July 11. Online registration closes August 31.

What is the Collaborative Care Model (CCM)?

The CCM integrates effective psychiatric care into primary care practices.  It is the only model with a clea evidence base and has been tested in more than 80 randomized controlled trials.  Benefits of practicing in the CCM include:

  • Greater professional flexibility for psychiatrists as they can practice on a part-time basis in the model
  • Increaseed access for patients by allowing psychiatrists more time to care for patients that needd higher levels of care.
  • Achieves the Triple Aim of better patient outcomes, better patient and provider satisfaction, and reduction in health care costs.

Once trained in the CCM, psychiatrists can join one of 29 Practice Transformation Networks nationwide to practice. 

*Training materials and CME credit is provided by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CME) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi).
*Registration fee includes complimentary continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch. 

 

Thursday
Jan142016

16.25 CME Conference to Feature New Neuropsych Institute 

The recent unveiling of the new Indiana NeuroDiagnostic Institute by Governor Mike Pence, has garnered significant attention by the Indiana Psychiatric Society.  Further news and developments regarding the hospital will be released at the Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference at West Baden Springs Hotel April 22-24, 2016.  The conference, now in its 7th year, has had a long-standing tradition of providing cutting-edge techniques and treatment options for mental health professionals. The addition of the hospital to the conversation only furthers the success of the conference.

Registration is now open for the event with early bird rates expiring January 31. 

Click here to register
Click here to view brochure
Click here to view hotel information 

Psychiatry residents and fellows are strongly encouraged to attend this event.  The Indiana Psychiatric Society is pleased to offer registration scholarships to cover the cost of attendance.  For more information, click here or contact Sara.   

Tuesday
Jul282015

4.25 CME~CE: Do What Matters!

Do what matters ~ join us for a critical discussion to change lives!

The most devastating of outcomes in mental health, a completed suicide, has lasting effects on a patient’s families, friends, the community, and care providers. With a recent rash of suicides and increasing rates of provider burn out, more attention is being paid to the monitoring and prevention of suicide.

Join us Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for a 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit event highlighting some of the ways suicide by patients and providers may impact survivors. We’ll hear from a physician survivor, address the impact of suicide in the community, explore child and adolescent struggles that lead to suicide ideation, and finally, we will discuss issues of liability when a patient attempts or successfully completes suicide.  

Event registration ends Aug. 31.  Visit PDALLC.com for brochure and to register.

Thanks to Professional Risk Management Services, LLC (PRMS) for their support.

Wednesday
Jul082015

Register for CME Event - Participate in AFSP Walk

The Indiana Psychiatric Society's 2015 fall symposium on physician and suicide is now open to interested registrants.  We hope to fill the room for this critical and personal discussion.  To ensure you get the lowest rate for registration, be sure to register by end of the day Friday, July 10.  Rates increase on the 11th.

To register, click here.

To view the brochure, click here.

And following the event, join us at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park for the 11th Annual Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Walk sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To register for the walk, click here. To make a contribution only, click here.

Wednesday
Jun032015

IPS Fall Symposium Explores The Tragedy of Suicide

The most devastating of outcomes in mental health, a completed suicide, has lasting effects on a patient’s families, friends, community, and care providers. The exact nature of these effects can be difficult to understand, however. Furthermore, what happens when those tasked with caring for individuals with mental illness succumb to the very thing they are supposed to prevent? With a recent rash of suicides and increasing rates of provider burn out, more attention than ever is being paid to the monitoring and prevention of suicide.

This event, to be accredited for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, will highlight some of the many ways suicide by patients and providers may impact survivors. We’ll hear from a physician survivor of a spouse's suicide. We'll address the significant impact of suicide in the community at large and on a more individual level, with a focus on risk identification and prevention. And finally, we will discuss issues of liability when a patient attempts or successfully completes suicide.  Please join us for this critical discussion.

Registration opens June 17.

Visit http://www.pdallc.com/events/fall-symposium/ for more information.

Limited corporate support opportunities available.  Email Sara for additional information.

View brochure.

Tuesday
Nov042014

Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference Panel to be Announced

Plans are falling into place for the 2015 Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference with the panel of speakers set to be released Tuesday, November 11.  Check back here for additional information and save the date for April 17-19, 2015 at the West Baden Springs Hotel in southern Indiana.

Tuesday
Nov042014

Fall Symposium Touches on the Business of Health Care

Saturday, September 6, more than 75 medical professionals gathered for the annual IPS Fall Symposium. Guests learned about the ACA and how it may be applied in Indiana, ABPN's Maintenance of Certification program, as well as the clinical complexity of diagnosing and treating ADHD in adults.  Be sure to save the date of April 17-19, 2015 and plan to join us for the 2015 Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference.

Dr. Andrew Class, IPS President, discusses ACA. 

Dr. Josepha Cheong, representing ABPN, discusses MOC.

Thursday
Apr102014

2014 Conference Speaker Says, Pick Up the Phone

Dr. John Kern, a member of the Illinois Psychiatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association serves as one of the 2014 Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference's premier speakers. Below is an article Dr. Kern wrote that was recently published in the Psychiatric News. 

Get Started in Integrated Care by Picking Up the Phone

John Kern, MD

This month, John Kern, M.D., an experienced medical director of a community mental health center, shares his experiences with collaborative care programs that have brought new joy to his work and improved the lives of his patients. Enjoy!—Jurgen Unutzer, M.D., M.P.H.

One day in 2007, while minding my own business as a community mental health center medical director, I was first exposed to troubling data on the health outcomes of the patients with severe mental illness published by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.

That was never my problem before, I thought, but now I need to do something about it.

Right there at my desk, I picked up the phone and started to call primary care providers in my community, something that had never occurred to me to do before, though I had been a community mental health doc for 18 years. Integration efforts followed, including a system of collaborative mental health provided in a partner Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) organization, then a Primary Behavioral Health Care Initiative grant to improve the health outcomes of our seriously mentally ill adults, and most recently the establishment of Regional Mental Health Center as a completely integrated organization with the creation of our own FQHC.

Blessed by the generous support of the board and leadership of my organization, I have also been fortunate to discover a marvelous, challenging, supportive community of U.S. psychiatrists interested in improving the delivery of care using collaborative models. Many of us work in relatively obscure settings, where scarcity has driven a willingness to risk the implementation of new models of care. Connection to such a community is a tremendous gift, because rolling out novel programs can be challenging.

For example, when I was first invited to set up a collaborative mental health program in a primary care organization, I needed to explain to the primary care staff some peculiar facts: Using our collaborative model, I wasn’t going to be seeing their patients, or writing prescriptions, or whisking the troublesome “frequent flyers” away. They were somewhat mollified to hear that they could get people seen right away by the behavioral health consultant assigned to the clinic and have direct phone access to a psychiatrist through the day. “I can’t remember the last time I saw a psychiatrist up close,” one said. I kept showing up, and fairly soon they decided that I was “almost like a normal person,” which I was assured was high praise when applied to a psychiatrist and good enough reason to give my program a try.

Accepting the collaborative program required some faith on the part of my primary care colleagues. For my part, I was guessing that the collaborative care literature would actually translate to the real world and that I wasn’t jeopardizing my professional reputation by recommending a slapdash model of care.

I was especially worried about a project to manage primary care patients with bipolar disorder. At a Learning Collaborative on Primary Care Behavioral Health, run by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare, I met some smart people who seemed to think this was a good idea. This didn’t keep me from sitting bolt upright in the middle of the night a few times, and at one point I made a list of the most serious-minded senior psychiatrists I could think of and called them all. I told them what we had in mind—an IMPACT-style consulting psychiatrist program—and waited for them to tell me that this was malpractice, or at least watering down the soup beyond recognition. They said, “Can you come teach my residents about this?” and “I don’t see why you’re fretting about this. This sounds like a really good idea.”

After a few months, the primary care docs picked up that I was eager to please and liked a challenge. “So, smart guy,” said one, “what about all of these patients who say they have ADHD?” Back when I was in training, adult ADHD wasn’t even on the radar, so it was clear that I had a lot to learn if I was going to live up to my promise to be of use to the primary care physicians. I read up and asked the CMHC child psychiatrists (that I was supposedly supervising) to teach me, and after seeing some cases of my own, I was able to write a usable protocol. This is now a routine part of the care provided at the clinic. Who knew such an old person could learn something new?

Psychiatrists providing collaborative care in primary care know that it is usually tons of fun, but I still hadn’t done anything to make an impact on the health outcomes of my patients with serious mental illness, which was supposed to be the point.

Despite some delays, we decided to start working toward providing on-site primary care, by ourselves if necessary. In 2009 came the Primary Care Behavioral Health Initiative from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Well, this was right up our alley, all the cool kids were doing it, of course we should apply—only it involved writing a grant. Things have changed a lot since then, but at that time, there was no one at my agency to write this grant, the notion of primary health being our business was still foreign, and of course I had my medical director job.

On the other hand, my kids were pretty much grown, I wasn’t coaching soccer any more, and I had just shelled out for a shiny new MacBook. So I went looking for “Grant Writing for Dummies,” which is the approximate title of the website that SAMHSA maintains for the uninitiated. In the end, this was much like being pushed to manage ADHD—an unexpected opportunity to learn. Near the end, my wife, who had watched me perch at the end of the kitchen table for months, said, “I sure hope you get this grant, or I expect you’ll be in extreme distress.” She also said, “Don’t you ever bring that laptop down here again!” Healthier than she thought, I remained intact after not being awarded the grant, and we continued with unfunded efforts. What did I expect as a rookie?

We were thrilled to be awarded the grant in the second cohort, and then I had another kind of learning opportunity: what do you do when you actually have the resources whose lack you had used as an excuse for not making enough progress on your problem? The first thing you have to learn is your own story. After three months of confusing my staff with talk about metabolic syndrome and clinical decision support and theories of behavior change, one of my staff pointed out that we could explain the objective of the program in nine words: “Improving health outcomes of people with serious mental illness.”

In the tradition of “see one, do one, teach one,” once you have worked in an integrated system for a little while, you are suddenly an expert. People call you to get advice and consultation, and to cry on your shoulder. Recently I got a call from an old friend asking me to chair an initiative for the Illinois Psychiatric Society. “But I don’t even practice in Illinois,” I said. “Doesn’t matter,” he said. “We need your help. No one does this here.” So I squeezed it in—it was too interesting to pass up.

So, here’s what I want my colleagues to know about integrated care:

  • This is really fun work, by far the highlight of my career.

  • The demand for psychiatrists to be involved is tremendous already and will grow in the years ahead.

  • It makes a huge difference to people without access to psychiatric care.

  • It is an opportunity to make an impact in the most interesting part of health care reform.

  • It will transform the work of psychiatrists into something much more interesting and central to medicine.

  • And to get started all you have to do is pick up the phone and call someone you want to work with or one of us who is already doing this. ■

Thursday
Mar272014

From the Indiana State Medical Association - Identity Theft Tax Return Scam

Update on identity theft tax return scam

The ISMA has received multiple reports of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax scam directed at physicians. According to the reports, someone is filing fraudulent federal income tax returns using physician names, addresses and Social Security numbers.

ISMA members have reported some notices also include the name of an unknown person as spouse, and it appears this other name is that of a prior patient of the physician. At this point, no common link among the victims has been identified. The majority of the reports to the ISMA have been about Indiana physicians, but the ISMA has also heard of someone in another Indiana health care profession being impacted, as well as an out-of-state physician.

Contrary to early reports, the IRS has not issued an alert on this issue. Rather, the majority of affected physicians are first becoming aware of this when they receive a 5071C letter from the IRS alerting them of possible fraud. Other physicians are receiving a rejection notification when they attempt to electronically file their taxes. It indicates the return cannot be submitted because a return has already been filed under that Social Security number. At least one physician learned of the fraud when he received a large tax refund check before filing a tax return.

Your Next Steps - Act Quickly

  *  IRS - If you have become aware that you are a victim of this scam, the IRS 5071C letter provides instructions about contacting the IRS through its identity theft website, or by phone at (800) 830-5084 to let officials know you did not file the return referred to in their letter. If you are a victim, you may not be able to electronically file your return this year since a return with your Social Security number has already been filed. You'll need to file a paper return and attach an IRS 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit to describe what happened.

Also attach copies of any notices on this issue that you received from the IRS, like the 5071C letter. Be sure to let your tax preparer know if this happens to you. Verify with the IRS and your tax preparer where to mail your paper tax return, based on the type of return you are filing and your geographic area.

If you have not received a notification from the IRS but believe your personal information may have been used fraudulently or are concerned about whether you may have been victimized, you may call the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at (800) 908-4490. Find more information from the IRS, including forms, at the IRS website.
  *  Office of the Indiana Attorney General - Physicians affected should file an Indiana identity theft complaint here. Lyman Taylor, section chief of Consumer Mediation & Identity Theft, said having more data about the victims could help identify the source in an investigation. Additional tips, suggestions and a helpful Identity Theft Victim Kit are also available on their website.
  *  FTC - File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here. This not only helps the FTC identify patterns of abuse, but the printed version becomes your Identity Theft Affidavit. That Affidavit, along with a police report, becomes your Identity Theft Report, which you will need. The FTC recommends several other immediate steps to take and provides other helpful information at the FTC website.
  *  Police Report - Consider filing a report with the local police in the jurisdiction where you reside. Bring with you all documentation available, including the state and federal complaints you filed. This will likely be necessary if there is financial account fraud as a result of the identity theft. However, if the only fraud is tax fraud, the police report will only be necessary if requested by the IRS.
  *  Social Security - Call the Social Security Administration's fraud hotline at 800-269-0271 to report fraudulent use of your Social Security Number. In case your number is being used for fraudulent employment, you can also request your Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement or call 800-772-1213. Check it for accuracy.
  *  Additional information - Consult the U.S. Department of Justice website for additional information, including checklists, about identity theft and fraud; visit the DOJ website.

Tax Filing Tip
Do not wait until the last minute. Because some physicians do not become aware that they have been victimized until they attempt to electronically file their taxes, and those returns will be rejected, physicians should not wait until the last minute to electronically file. Affected physicians may learn they have to generate and mail a signed paper return.

ISMA Next Steps
The ISMA continues to investigate this matter and forward information available to the relevant agencies with enforcement authority to ensure it is properly investigated and resolved. To date, the ISMA has notified the IRS, the FTC, the FBI, the Indiana AG, and the Indiana Department of Insurance. The ISMA is also notifying other state and national medical associations, local law firms and the Indiana CPA Society.

Please notify the ISMA if you have been victimized by this tax scheme so we can convey the scope of the situation to the proper authorities. Call the ISMA legal department at (800) 257-4762 or (317) 261-2060.

Wednesday
Dec182013

Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference Early Bird Rate Now Available

Registration for the much anticipated 2014 Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference hosted by the IPS and The Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association is now available.  To secure the best rate, click here to register before Jan. 10, 2014.  

Now in its fifth year, this conference looks to answer the following questions:

  • What is integrated care?
  • What do business models of integrated care look like?
  • How do I get paid in the integrated care setting?
  • How do I get started practicing integrated care?

Complete with a panel of national experts including Dr. Lori Raney (Colorado), Dr. John S Kern (Indiana), Dr. Paul Summergrad (Massachusetts) and APA's newly appointed CEO & Medical Director, Dr. Saul Levin, among others, this conference is sure to sell out quickly.  

Details below:

  • April 11-13, 2014
  • West Baden Springs Hotel, Indiana
  • Accredited for 14.0 CME ~ 14.0 CE
  • Registration fee includes credits, online access to syllabus, continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings, Saturday lunch, and complimentary ticket to Friday evening PRMS Welcome Reception.
  • Click here for event brochure
  • Click here for registration form

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.  To learn more, contact Sara.

Sunday
Oct132013

IU Psychiatry Residency Program Recognized in APA's Psych News

The Indiana University Psychiatry residency program was recently recognized in Psychiatric News for their remarkable increase in resident participation with the Indiana Psychiatric Society.  Click here to read the article featuring members Dr. Brian Hart, Dr. Emily McKillip, Dr. Daniel Hackman and Dr. Stephanie Price.  IPS would like to congratulate the residents for their commitment to the district branch.

 

Wednesday
Oct092013

REGISTRATION FOR FINAL DSM-5 TRAINING OPEN

Registration for the much anticipated second event hosted by the IPS is now available.  To secure the best rate, click here to register before November 1st.  IPS' last DSM-5 training sold out with 150 registrants more than three weeks before the event.  Don't miss your last chance to be trained by Indiana's only APA-trained psychiatrists.  Details below:

  • January 11, 2014
  • Ritz Charles Carmel ~ 12156 N Meridian St ~ Carmel, IN
  • Accredited for 4.75 CME ~ 4.75 CE
  • Registration fee includes credits, flash drive, continental breakfast and lunch.
  • Click here for event brochure

 

Monday
Oct072013

INITIAL DSM-5 TRAINING A SUCCESS - SECOND EVENT SCHEDULED

Sold out with more than 150 attendees nearly three weeks before the event was enough of an indicator to IPS leadership that the information was in demand.  After hosting a successful symposium on the DSM-5 Saturday, September 21 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, the leadership of the IPS opted to plan a second training scheduled for Saturday, January 11 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.  Registration is expected to be available beginning Monday, October 14. If the last event was any indicator of the popularity of the January event, interested persons should register quickly.

See below for photos of our September event.

 IPS President, Dr. Doug Morris addresses a sold out audience at the 2013 IPS Fall Symposium.

 

IPS member, Dr. Chris Shim (Fort Wayne) discusses changes to depressive disorders in the DSM-5.

 

More than 150 psychiatrists, physicians of other specialities, nurses, social workers and other mental health professionals gathered Saturday, September 21 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis for the accredited event.

 

Indiana University Psychiatry residents gather during the symposium.

Wednesday
Aug142013

Addition to DSM-5 Training Provides Risk Management Perspective

Thanks to the support of Professional Risk Management Services (PRMS), the IPS Fall Symposium will now include speaker Peter Pogue, Esq.  Mr. Pogue is a Principal Partner with Schultz & Pogue LLP Attorneys at Law in Indianapolis.  Mr. Pogue will offer a one hour presentation on how the DSM-5 differs from DSM IV-TR as it relates to risk management issues.

It's not too late to register for the September 21st event.  To register online, click here.  Do so before September 1st to receive the best rate.

To mail or fax in your registration form, click here.

To review the updated event brochure, click here.

 

Wednesday
Jun262013

Learn About the DSM-5 From the Only Trained Physicians in Indiana!

The APA’s extensive development process of the fifth edition of the DSM was unveiled with the release of the DSM-5 in May 2013. The release of the manual requires that mental health experts become familiar with DSM-5, with an understanding of the changes from DSM-IV, and the scientific reasons for those changes.

Saturday, September 21, IPS will host, “DSM-5: What You Need to Know!”.  This event will be the only event in Indiana led by physicians trained by the editors of the DSM-5! Accredited for 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (5.5 CE), the event will highlight the many changes and the rationale behind them explained, including the reorganization of the chapters (the "metastructure"), the creation of new diagnoses and categories, the consolidation of some diagnoses, and the deletion of others. The demise of the multiaxial diagnosis will be reviewed. The changes include an emphasis on dimensional ratings, gender, and cultural issues. Controversies accompanying the DSM-5 will be explored. Following the event, attendees will be ready to begin using DSM-5 in clinical practice, research settings, and for administrative purposes.

This symposium will be conducted using slides and handouts developed by the editors of DSM-5 and made available only to APA-trained psychiatrists who have agreed to serve as the speakers in their respective states.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 ---- JW Marriott ~ Indianapolis ---- 8:30am - 3:00pm

5.5 CME ~ 5.5 CEU

Registration fee includes credits, flash drive, complimentary continental breakfast and lunch.

To register for the fall symposium, click here.

To review the brochure, click here.

To download a registration form, click here.

Early bird discounts available until July 14.

To sponsor or exhibit at this event, email Sara.  Spaces filling quickly.

A special thank you to PRMS and Sunovion for their support of this event!

Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own copy of DSM-5.  To purchase your copy, click here or here.

Tuesday
Apr302013

APAPAC Reception at Spring Conference Successful

The 2013 Regional Integrative Mental Health Conference included a Saturday evening APA PAC reception with Congressman Brett Guthrie.  Representative Guthrie, of the second district in Kentucky, spent an hour speaking with Kentucky and Indiana psychiatric society members regarding federal issues of interest to physicians.

IPS member Dr. John Wernert, Congressman Guthrie, and Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association members Dr. David Walker and Dr. Mary Helen Davis at the April 13th event

Congressman Brett Guthrie and APA PAC Chairman and IPS member, Dr. John Wernert at the April 13th event

Sunday
Mar312013

APA & You - Together We Can Stop CPT Coding & Parity Abuses

 

STOP CPT CODING ABUSES-ACHIEVE MENTAL HEALTH PARITY NOW
APA IS WORKING FOR YOU
CPT code changes were intended to more accurately reflect the work psychiatrists do and improve patient access to care, but instead have been used as an excuse by some payors to discriminate against psychiatric patients and their psychiatrists in violation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (2008).  The issues differ from state to state and from carrier to carrier. The APA Board of Trustees has committed significant APA resources, both financial and staff, to understand the situation and use all reasonable means, including litigation, to correct the abuses taking place.
GET PAID, ACHIEVE MENTAL HEALTH PARITY
APA staff and attorneys have already begun implementation of a solid plan of action to combat this abuse.  However, you, the psychiatrists who contract with the payors, have the specific information we need to cause a change.  The situation cannot be improved unless every one of you helps
Click here and help us help you and your patients.
All members should register their complaints EITHER by completing this short online complaint form OR by emailing details via the APA’s dedicated email address cptparityabuses@psych.org.