• Updates

    Posted on March 14th, 2014

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    Powerpoint Presentations for Preventive Psychiatry and the Affordable Care Act: Lessons for the Future

    8:30-9:30 am
    Impact of the Affordable Care Act on National Behavioral Health
    Joe Parks, MD

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    9:45-10:45 am
    Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Arkansas Behavioral Health Services
    Laurence H. Miller, MD

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    10:45-11:45 am
    Understanding the APA and How to Access Member Benefits to Enhance Patient Care, Your Practice and the Profession of Psychiatry
    Melinda Young, MD, Speaker, American Psychiatric Association

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    1:00-2:00 pm
    Evidence-Based Interventions Following Exposure to Traumatic Events
    Teresa L. Kramer, PhD

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    2:00-3:00 pm
    Dementia Prevention: Pills vs. Sneakers
    Prasad Padala, MD, MS, FACHE

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    3:15-4:15 pm
    Schizophrenia Prediction and Prevention: What Do We Know?
    Puru Thapa, MD

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  • News

    Posted on February 6th, 2014

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    Winter Newsletter

    The Winter Newsletter is now available. Click below to view:


    APS Newsletter Winter 2014


  • Updates

    Posted on November 26th, 2013

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    APA’s 167th Annual Meeting

    Click the banner below for information about APA’s 167th Annual Meeting from May 3-7, 2014.

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    Early Bird Registration is open through January 24. Click here to register.

    Member housing is available. Click here to sign up.

  • Articles

    Posted on November 25th, 2013

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    Malpractice Litigation Prevention

    Malpractice Litigation Prevention

    Renee Binder, M.D.

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    As a forensic psychiatrist, I have reviewed multiple malpractice cases. I have identified five common areas that arise in malpractice cases which have informed my own clinical practice. I am writing this article in the hope that these pointers will help my colleagues, young and experienced, avoid malpractice lawsuits.

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  • News

    Posted on October 1st, 2013

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    How Does the Sunshine Law Affect Me?

    How Does the Sunshine Law Affect Me?

    Bonnie L. Cook, MAS
    Arkansas Psychiatric Society

    The Psychiatrist Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals. Manufacturers are required to collect and track payment, transfer and ownership information beginning Aug. 1, 2013. The law requires them to collect data about any payments, ownership interests and other “transfers of value” and annually report it to Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services “CMS” for publication in an online database. The database is scheduled to be launched next fall with financial information from 2013. In addition, manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) must report certain ownership interests held by psychiatrists and their immediate family members. The majority of the information contained in the reports will be available on a public, searchable website.

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  • 2012 Officers Announced

    President: Robert Forrest President-Elect: Puru Thapa Secretary: Justin Hunt Treasurer:  Laurence Miller Are V ...

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