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The PMANM Fall Conference, Safe Opioid Prescribing and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management has been set. Use the menu to go to the information/registration page, or click here.
OIG Report on NM Medicaid BH Access
The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has released their report, Provider Shortages and Limited Availability of Behavioral Health Services in New Mexico’s Medicaid Managed Care.
APA Joins Call to Action to Prevent Firearm-Related Injury and Death
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 7, 2019 — The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today joined seven other physician and health professional organizations in calling for action to address the public health epidemic of firearm-related injury and death. In 2017, nearly 40,000 people died as a result of a firearm, a 20-year high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here is a link to the full news release.
APA Member Now President of AMA
APA Member Patrice Harris, M.D., took office as president of the American Medical Association (AMA) on June 11. Dr. Harris, a practicing psychiatrist trained in child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry, served on the AMA Board of Trustees beginning in 2011 and was secretary in 2014-2015 and chair in 2016-2017. She is currently chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force. You can read more about Dr. Harris assuming the presidency of the AMA here.