Preventive Psychiatry and the Affordable Care Act:
Lessons for the Future
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*Accredited for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
6.0Hours CE Credit for psychologists, nurses, social workers and other mental health professionals
March 15, 2014
The Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, 12th floor, University of Arkansas
Jointly Sponsored by The American Psychiatric Association and The Arkansas Psychiatric Society
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are fundamental changes occurring in the health care delivery system in the US. Clearly, there will be significant changes in the mental health system. However, most mental health professionals do not have much information and knowledge about the impact of the ACA on mental health. What are the changes? How will this affect their practice? How will this affect their billings and reimbursements? And many more such questions. This Conference will provide much needed clarity to mental health professionals better understand the impact of the ACA on their practice currently and in the near future.
Unlike other medical specialties, Psychiatry lags behind in focusing efforts on prevention of illness. Much of mental health research and conferences tend to focus on better diagnosis and management of disorders after they have occurred. There is a significant gap in our understanding of preventive efforts in the development of psychiatric disorders. This Conference will attempt to close this gap by presenting current, state of the art knowledge and understanding of preventive efforts in three major disorders: PTSD, Dementia, and Schizophrenia.
This program is intended for psychiatrists, other physicians, and mental health professionals.