Ethics in Psychiatry (January)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2014 | Volume: 12 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

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In This Issue


An Ethical Perspective on the Affordable Care Act

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips

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.

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Expert Q&A

Understanding the Physician Payment Sunshine Act

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips

Ethical expert Dr Paul Appelbaum tells us how the Physician Payment Sunshine Act will affect psychiatrist.

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Research Update

Is There a “Way Out” of Psychiatric Disability?

Topics: Research Updates

The largest and fastest-growing subset of Social Security Disability (SSDI) beneficiaries is patients with psychiatric diagnoses, even as the federal SSDI Trust Fund diminishes. In 2005, the Social Security Administration authorized the Mental Health Treatment Study (MHTS) to test the hypothesis that a comprehensive, team-based, supported employment program would increase the likelihood that beneficiaries would find work.

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News of Note

A Disclosure That Raises More Questions Than Answers

Topics: News of Note

Most medical journals (as well as TCPR) require authors to disclose their affiliations with pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit entities, to help readers assess for any evidence of bias.

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