More than 400 clinicians have joined PsychPro, APA’s new mental health registry, and many participants have qualified for CMS bonuses. PsychPro helps psychiatrists avoid payment penalties and earn bonuses for meeting quality reporting requirements while minimizing the burden of data collection. The deadline to sign up for the registry to meet the 2018 reporting requirements is October 1. You can find more information on PsychPro and additional resources on quality improvement here.
Psychiatrists are often called on to complete work function assessments for their patients seeking disability benefits. Many employers and disability claims’ administrators use multi-page forms that require mental health practitioners to share extensive treatment records and sensitive and confidential information, not all of which is necessary for a work function assessment.
In response, the APA Foundation and Center for Workplace Mental Health created a Work Function Assessment Form, which streamlines the process while using a functional impairment scale that comprehensively identifies an employee’s ability to perform his or her job. A short survey is available to provide feedback on the form.
The Center will host a webinar on the Work Function Assessment Form on October 3, from 3:00-4:00 pm ET. For information on how to access the webinar, please contact Ewuria Darley, Associate Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health at 202-609-7087 or [email protected]
Friday, October 19, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Portland, Maine
363 Maine Mall Road
Portland, ME 04106
For Immigrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, leaving their countries to come to the United States is only the beginning of their struggles. For mental health and medical providers to be effective, we need to understand and address the mental and physical stressors that arose from their displacement and beyond.
This program will give participants a greater understanding of the multiple challenges these groups face, the impact on physical and mental health their journeys can have, and provide guidance for how best to care for this unique population.
If you want to be prepared to treat or work with these groups, then this is the program for you. Just click on the link below to register or to RSVP.
Year Around Event (2018)
DoubleTree by Hilton
363 Main Mall Road, South Portland, ME