Join APA’s PsychPro Registry by Oct. 1 to Meet 2018 Reporting Requirements
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.
Center for Workplace Mental Health Seeking Input on the Work Function Assessment Process
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]