The following message is sent on behalf of Saul Levin, MD, CEO and Medical Director:
The Congressional Budget Office score released yesterday shows that 22 million Americans would lose coverage by 2026 under the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The APA remains opposed to this bill. If you would like more information on BCRA please visit the following link: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/advocacy/bcra-summary
The timing for the attempted passage of the BCRA is fluid, but we are providing the below outline as a guide to help you understand and navigate the process for this week.
BCRA – Timing update:
Floor Process on Health Care
Republicans to Watch on Health Care:
The APA is participating with five other “Frontline Physician” organizations to express our concerns with the legislation and urge Senators to vote no on the BCRA on Wednesday, June 28. Physician leaders from the six organizations will meet with key Senate offices on this legislation. We continue to have daily meetings with Senate offices through coalition meetings with other mental health and physician advocates, as well as on our own. We have also activated a member-wide grassroots push. For those who have not yet contacted their Senators, please do so here: http://actnow.io/gw2N1UI.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We will provide updates as the situation progresses.
October Course of the Month
October Course of the Month – Neurocognitive Implications of Heavy Marijuana Use in Adolescence
Each month, members have free access to an online CME course on a trending topic. The October course reviews neuroimaging evidence characterizing the neural sequelae of heavy marijuana use in youth using data from several studies. Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.
Month Long Event (october)
Join us on October 11th, 2017 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association’s 3rd annual symposium on health care value! This year we are excited to announce Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief at Kaiser Health News and the New York Times best-selling author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back as our keynote speaker. A frequent contributor to the New York Times‘ Sunday Review, Dr. Rosenthal has made national appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, C-Span, This American Life, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Diane Rehm Show, and many others.
In addition to Dr. Rosenthal, the symposium offers a variety of breakouts focused on actionable strategies to increase healthcare quality and lower costs, and plenty of opportunities to network with other business and healthcare leaders in the state. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend Maine’s second largest health care conference!
(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abromson Center, University of Southern MaineTrevor Putnoky 88 Bedford Street Portland, Maine 04104
IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
Enhancing Access & Effective Care
Highlighting innovations in clinical services. Explore 80+ sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Other topics include:
Register today for the 2017 IPS meeting in New Orleans, Oct. 19-22, 2017! Highlighting innovations in clinical services, IPS includes more than 80 sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Advance registration ends Sept. 28. Click here to learn more and register.
Month Long Event (october)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 561-0500