You may have heard that your members must comply with a new regulation on information blocking under the Cures Act as of April 5. Download our new resource detailing what we know about this incredibly complex regulation. There are many, many unanswered questions, but we hope you and your members find our resource useful.
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In response to rapidly changing state laws and policies by national pharmacy chains requiring electronic prescribing, APA’s Department of Practice Management and Delivery Systems Policy has updated the e-Prescribing section of their website.
One of the resources you’ll find is the MD Toolbox, which covers the latest legal status of e-Prescribing throughout the United States.
For Rhode Island only, visit https://mdtoolbox.com/(X(1)S(5s5o5etktedlsi3gitg0zq2f))/RhodeIsland-eprescribe.aspx
New statewide psychiatric tele-consultation service for providers treating pregnant and postpartum patients
To help perinatal care providers meet the behavioral healthcare needs of pregnant and postpartum women in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health (CWBH) at Women & Infants Hospital have partnered to create the Rhode Island Maternal Psychiatry Resource Network (RI MomsPRN). The new statewide program provides real-time psychiatric teleconsultation services for health care providers, who can call (401) 430-2800, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The telephone service is staffed by a team of perinatal behavioral health experts from CWBH, including a resource and referral specialist, perinatal psychiatrist, and perinatal psychologist. These specialists are available to help with diagnosis, treatment planning, and medication management for pregnant and post-partum patients. For more information please visit, www.womenandinfants.org/RIMomsPRN
The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Society presents
Preparedness, Response and Recovery After Disaster
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Massachusetts Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham MA 02451
The collaboration of mental health professionals with their medical peers in the face of disaster is vital for the health of the community. This program will provide medical and mental health professionals with a unique opportunity to focus together on how the combination of their skills can greatly enhance preparedness, response and recovery from disaster. Psychiatrists will get a sense of how one can use psychological understanding and skills in a more supportive and compassionate way to reach out to people who do not necessarily think they need a psychiatrist.
The registration fee for this conference is $150 for MPS/APA members, $20 for residents/fellows/students and $200 for non-members. All registration fees increase by $25 after October 1 so please register early to secure the discounted rates. Pre-registration is required.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the full conference brochure.
"In its 2019 Care Transformation Plan, OHIC established the Integrated Behavioral Health Work Group (Work Group) to identify potential solutions to the aforementioned barriers. This report provides a summary of the Work Group meetings, recommendations made by the Work Group, and a brief discussion of topics that were unaddressed in the scope of this Work Group’s charge that could be considered in the future."
Download a copy of the final report released on August 7, 2019.
In honor of Dr. Andrea Kretzschmar, her colleagues in the Brown Alpert Medical School's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior have created a memorial program that supports the training of future psychiatrists to provide exceptional care to patients with substance use disorders.
The ABMS Vision Initiative Commission has released a draft report from their two-year study of the future of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
UPDATE: Closed to public comment January 15, 2019.
View a summary of testimony to the Commission.
Download a copy of the final report released on February 13, 2019.
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