Johnson & Johnson was sued for failing to report data suggesting increased risks for stroke and diabetes associated with the antipsychotic Risperdal.
The final rule offers critical guidance on the status of intermediate-care benefits, transparency and disclosure of criteria by health plans, and provider reimbursement.
Judges and psychiatrists are putting their heads together to devise ways to temper justice with mental health care for defendants and prisoners.
Exchange health plans may not offer a full array of supportive services beyond inpatient and outpatient coverage, but a provision in the ACA allows states to amend their Medicaid plans to include them.
APA leaders say a final rule providing regulatory guidance for enforcement of the law is crucial and long overdue. The rule is expected to be issued later this year.
Better integration of psychiatric and primary care can substantially offset costs associated with physician payment reform or other policy recommendations aimed at improving psychiatric care in public programs.
A proposed Medicare rule, issued in August, addresses regulatory and payment policy issues but does not include the fee schedule. A final rule with the fee schedule will be issued this month.
Clinicians can earn a reimbursement bonus if they report quality measures on at least 50 percent of their Medicare patients, but they face a penalty if they don’t meet a reporting requirement by the end of this year.
Psychiatrists can help their patients obtain adjustments at work in light of their disabilities, but must plan ahead to do it in the most effective way.
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