Jump to Navigation

Practice Tools and Tips


An Ethical Perspective on the Affordable Care Act

Ethics in Psychiatry - The Carlat Psychiatry Report (TCPR)

This article will present ethical considerations of the ACA for psychiatrists. For the most part, ethical dilemmas for psychiatrists will occur in the quality and efficiency improvement category. Particular areas of concern are new innovations to improve quality and bring down costs, integrated health systems, linking payments to quality outcomes, payment bundling, and paying physicians based on value rather than volume.

Maintenance of Certification and Maintenance of Licensure

If you’ve recently become a board certified psychiatrist, you’re probably aware of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Fighting in the Trenches: A Practical Guide to Violence Risk Assessment and Management

Dealing with potentially violent patients is daunting, but we can play an effective role in assessing and reducing violence risk. In this article I’ll discuss some practical techniques to help you accomplish this in everyday practice.

Research Update

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression

We have an abundance of medications to treat depression, but “treatment resistance” remains all too common. Accordingly, there has been a rise in the number of “augmentation” or “adjunctive” medications to address this population.

Can Instant Messaging Enhance Treatment Outcomes?

Whether you see your patients quarterly, monthly, or even weekly, you certainly are not with them as much as their cell phones are.

Expert QA

Pros and Cons of Adopting an Electronic Health Record

The biggest policy issue related to EHRs is the financial incentives offered by the government.

Free Article

Which Electronic Health Record Should You Buy? A Review of Three Products

The Carlat Report - Electronic Medical Records

There are a lot of electronic health record (EHR—also called electronic medical record, or EMR) companies vying for your hard earned cash. How do you decide among them?