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Electronic Patient Health Info Update

This past May, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a final rule outlining provisions about Interoperability and Information Blocking under the 21st Century Cures Act. The rule details ways in which physicians, software developers, and others are to share patient data electronically. On October 29, the ONC pushed-back compliance to this rule to April 5, 2021. For more information on how this affects psychiatrists, see APA’s recent Psychiatric News Alert and accompanying links.

APA Meetings Virtual Through November 2021

The Board has voted to hold educational and governance meetings through November 2021 virtually, including the Annual Meeting and the Fall Mental Health Services meeting (formerly known as Institute for Psychiatric Services or IPS).

PMANM Re-Endorses NM HSA

We are pleased to re-endorse the Health Security Act of NM. More information here.

Navajo Nation COVID Fundraiser

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Thank you to everyone that donated towards the cause of supporting the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thanks to your generosity, all combined, between your donations, and matching donations from PMANM, $6400 has been donated.

COVID-19

Information and Resources for New Mexico Psychiatrists

State of New Mexico

This is a link to the New Mexico Medical Board. It addresses COVID-19 concerns, including telemedicine, and reimbursement for such.

American Psychiatric Association

APA has a web page on their site specifically concerning COVID-19 resources. It can be found here.

APA’s Latest Twitter

APA Members: Make sure to join us tomorrow, Jan. 26, for a free webinar that will examine ways to increase access to safe care in the face of the COVID pandemic. Learn more: http://ow.ly/wlhz50DeXyT

New study suggests focusing on past successes, instead of failures, improves decision making, especially for people with anxiety and depression.
https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/12/22/in-shaky-times-focus-on-past-successes-if-overly-anxious-depressed/

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