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Ugent Message From American Psychological Association, ‘Three Weeks To Stop Medicare Cuts’

As we [American Psychological Association Practice Organization] reported last week, the situation on Capitol Hill has once again shifted dramatically with the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in debt savings. Legislative leaders have begun to discuss options to address critical, time-sensitive issues by the end […]

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Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) Call To Action – Healthcare Providers Are Urgently Requested To Contact FDA

Electromedical Products International Inc. (EPI) issued an urgent call-to-action this past week for practitioners who prescribe Alpha-Stim to their patients. The complete details and formal announcement from Tracey B. Kirsch, President of EPI are below. Briefly, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intend to review current evidence for the safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim. The […]

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Texas Judge Upholds The Doctoral Degree For Independent Practice Of Psychology

Today, Judge Rhonda Hurley in Travis County District Court, Austin, Texas, upheld the ruling that the entry level to independent practice of psychology in Texas is the doctoral degree. Judge Hurley ruled that the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) has the authority to regulate the practice of Licensed Psychological Associates LPAs) through […]

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Number Of Paid Malpractice Claims Similar Between Inpatient And Outpatient Settings

In an examination of trends of malpractice claims, there has been a greater decline in the rate of paid claims for inpatient settings than outpatient settings, and in 2009, the number of malpractice claims for events resulting in paid malpractice claims in outpatient and inpatient settings were similar, according to a study in the June […]

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American Medical Association Supports Medical Liability Reforms Proposed In New York

The American Medical Association (AMA) today delivered a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commending his leadership on the vital issue of medical liability reform. The reforms attached to the Governor’s budget proposal provide a common-sense solution that allows patients their day in court and safeguards accessible medical care.

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“Rules Of The Game,” No Tort Reform, Funding Issues, And Medical Bankruptcies Will Limit Change In US Healthcare System

As the debate about healthcare in the United States rages, four insightful articles in the March 2011 issue of The American Journal of Medicine strive to add reasoned arguments and empirical research findings to the dialog. These include “The 800-Pound Gorilla in the Healthcare Living Room,” “On the Critical List: The US Institution of Medicine,” […]

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Increased Mandatory Screenings Help Identify More Children With Emotional/Behavioral Problems

A study published in the March 2011 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that Massachusetts’ new court-ordered mental health screening and intervention program led to more children being identified as behaviorally and emotionally at risk. The program is called the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). The study was led by researchers from MassGeneral Hospital […]

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