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Government & Legal

The Supreme Court wants to know if a convicted murderer’s cognitive abilities can be encapsulated in a single number that makes him eligible for the death penalty.

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The bill identifies a critical strategy for the VHA to implement to remedy a serious shortage of psychiatrists available to treat veterans.

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The proposed regulations should not inhibit those who need mental health care from seeking it.

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APA was in the forefront of advocacy groups that fought the CMS proposal that would have severely compromised the care of Medicare patients with mental illness.

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The Armed Forces need better evidence and better evaluation in efforts to prevent psychological disorders.

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Physicians tell the HHS secretary that the pace and scope of changes affecting electronic health records (EHRs) have introduced challenges that must be addressed before clinicians can feel confident in meeting EHR standards.

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If a patient is incapacitated and the treating psychiatrist determines that it is in the best interest of the patient, the psychiatrist can communicate with family and others involved in the patient’s care.

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APA argues that CMS misrepresents APA practice guidelines by selectively quoting from them and ignoring factors that must be considered when choosing an antidepressant or antipsychotic.

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There is a growing evidence base supporting the value of integrated care that includes clinical oversight that cannot be captured in the current coding structure.

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Coordination between the VA’s prescription drug management plan and those run by states is critical to help monitor pain prescriptions written for veterans outside the Veterans Health Administration.

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