In light of the legalization of recreational marijuana for NJ citizens age 21 and above, NJPA is focused on the need to protect adolescents and young adults to age 25 years (AYA) from the harmful effects of cannabis, particularly related...Read More »
The Prior Authorization process requires physicians to obtain approval from pharmacy benefits plans before payment for medication is approved. This process delays patients’ ability to obtain necessary medication and/or treatment. It also presents time-consuming administrative burdens on physicians, which can...Read More »
According to the CDC, approximately 20% of children and youth suffer from a mental health disorder. Only about 1/3 of those children and youth will receive an appropriate diagnosis and effective treatment. Minority children are even less likely to receive...Read More »
Issue:In our current healthcare system, the treatment of medical illness and behavioral health conditions, including mental health and substance use disorders, are treated as discrete problems as though they were not occurring in the same person. While mental illness should...Read More »
Visit the APA website to access collaborative resources including an explainer video, FAQs and training resourcesRead More »
CAROL ALTER , M.D., ANDREW CARLO , M.D., HENRY HARBIN, MICHAEL SCHOENBAUM , Ph.D. Psychiatric News Published Online:3 Jul 2019 “This … column, written by some of the nation’s experts in mental health policy and payment, summarizes recent information on billing codes and other factors...Read More »
As the recognition of mental illness becomes more prevalent, the need for treatment resources at all levels of care becomes increasingly more vital. These resources include, but are not limited to, longterm care facilities, short-term care facilities, acute care units, emergency rooms,...Read More »
In the context of highly publicized episodes of mass violence in this country, the question often arises as to the role of mental illness as a factor impelling the perpetrators of violence. Therefore, it is important to clarify this matter...Read More »
Positions taken on the following bills by the NJPA Board of Trustees are conveyed to the Association lobby firm. The firm will track and monitor these bills on behalf of the Association and actively advise lawmakers of the NJPA position...Read More »
Marijuana legalization has been promoted as a public health measure to decrease drug-related crime, as a solution to the harms caused by marijuana criminalization, including incarceration, and as a significant source of tax revenue. These claims have not been validated...Read More »
In light of the legalization of recreational marijuana for NJ citizens age 21 and above,...
The Prior Authorization process requires physicians to obtain approval from pharmacy benefits plans before payment...
According to the CDC, approximately 20% of children and youth suffer from a mental health...
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