We are a professional
association committed to continuously improving the ability of our more
than 1,000 psychiatrist members to provide quality treatment for persons
with mental illnesses.
Florida Psychiatric Society is the professional organization for all of
Florida's psychiatrists from Key West to Pensacola. The
activities of the FPS are coordinated from our staff office in
Tallahassee, Florida. The Council directs the activities of the
Executive Director. Staff duties in support of those activities are then
assigned by the Executive Director. The FPS also contracts for the
services of our Government Relations Consultant, the registered lobbyist
for the society.
For additional information,
click on the Who We Are button at the left.
Hear it Here!!
It May Be
Time to Re-Enroll In Medicare (From APA News)
Always on the Horizon...
Florida Psychiatric Society
has prepared a number of brief conversation interviews with noted
experts ranging from 15 to30 minutes on various topics of interest to
psychiatrists. Hear The Experts Speak Podcasts by downloading these files in mp3 format.
has developed 30-60 second
Public Service Announcements on various mental health topics available
for listening or download.
In 2003 Medicare instituted
its Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) to securely
identify Medicare providers. Since then, it has been trying to get
providers who were enrolled in Medicare prior to the creation of PECOS
Physicians who receive requests for revalidation are given 60 days to
respond. If they fail to respond, their Medicare billing privileges are
revoked. At that point, if they wish to continue to see Medicare
patients, they must re-enroll anyway.
No sooner is one meeting over
than another is being planned. Join your colleagues at the
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, 20-22 September 2013.
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
BCBSFL Material has been archived
of Medicine Announces Major Bills that Affect Physicians
Please check the following two files
that you should have received from the Florida Board of Medicine prior
to 1 July 2011 when the new laws went into effect.
DOH Letter to
7095 Controlled Substances. Both are pdf files.
is pleased to announce a subscription discount agreement for FPS members
with CE Brokers. Click here (Members Only)
for additional information. If you do not have a password for the
Members Only section you will need to contact the FPS office.
Issues New Informed Consent Rule--and revises it
August 5 and further revises it August 22!!!
"Pursuant to statute
may not pay for a psychotropic medication prescribed for a child in the
Medicaid program without the express and informed consent of the child's
parent or legal guardian. The
physician shall document the consent in the child's medical record and
provide the pharmacy with a signed attestation of this documentation
with the prescription."
here for full the most recent pdf notice.
Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines For Children and Adolescents and
of the Florida Psychiatric Society Regarding Incarceration of Persons
with Severe Mental Illness
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Please note the following resources available to psychiatrists and other
physicians prescribing psychotherapeutic medications to children and
adolescents and for adults. Florida Psychiatric Society members have
participated in development of the guidelines and the medical advisory
committee which has commented on implementation of the Medicaid Drug
Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health, a program designed to
review data on prescribing patterns of psychiatrists, pediatricians and
other physicians treating patients with medications primarily in the
categories of antidepressants, antipsychotics and ADHD medications.
In the past judges throughout Florida have brought public attention to
the problem of people in Florida with severe mental illnesses who sit in
our state jails. In fact, one Pinellas County Judge threatened to hold
the Secretary of Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF) in
contempt if the agency did not provide a more appropriate setting for
The Florida Psychiatric Society appreciates that
judges throughout the state are alerting our citizens to the plight of
these inmates. Jail is not a place to treat persons with severe mental
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Florida Psychiatric Society
provides direct links to a number of carefully selected online stores
for the convenience of our members who make internet purchases.
Purchases made from Internet affiliate stores hyper linked directly from
this FPS Web Site earn FPS a commission while saving you money and time.
Always link to the internet store from this Web Site in order to direct
the commission to FPS.
Go to our Online Shopping
page to see all of the possibilities! When you visit Amazon be sure to
check out all the additional "stores" available within the Amazon store:
Nordstrom, Marshall Fields, Gap, Babies R Us, Target and many more! If
you can't find it within the FPS listings let the webmaster know and we
will try to find a way for you to order it through our site.
FPS/APA Membership Dues Cycle
|A goal of the
recently-developed FPS Clinical Research Committee has been to publish a
directory showing who is performing clinical trials and research, and
how to contact them. The directory will be updated monthly or as
needed. Click here
to access the Directory. Click the Acrobat icon below to download
membership is important to the Florida Psychiatric Society and the
American Psychiatric Association and we hope it is important to you. The
new deadline for paying FPS/APA membership dues is June 30. For your
convenience, FPS takes part in APA’s Centralized Services program so you
only receive one membership dues invoice and can pay both memberships at
the same time. Click here
to see membership payment options.
HIPAA info is available online from the
HIPAA website for the Department
of Health and Human Services
as well as their regional helpline
Members who would like to
be included on the FPS Listserv can
email the office and request that they be added.
You may order member/author
books online through Amazon.com directly from the FPS website. If you have written a book, submit
information to the Webmaster for consideration.
Check out this new
monthly information from the APA by clicking
go to the Members Only section for
a current list of FPS Committee Members. If you do not have the Members Only
password, please contact the FPS office.
Members may also read a Memo
from Government Counsel Jim Daughton on the Legislative Action page.
Legislative Action is available to members only.
When a new copy of the
newsletter is available you can access it in PDF format by
Look here for member
obituaries. Notify FPS office when you know of the death of an FPS
of Florida Grand Rounds Now Available via Webcast
FPS and NAMI Join to Prevent Suicide
The University of Florida
College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry regularly sponsors Grand
Rounds lectures which can be watched on the web at your convenience (click
here). World-renowned experts are invited to address a wide spectrum
of specialties and subspecialties and often introduce new and
interesting developments. The objective of the program is to update
physicians and healthcare personnel on developing trends and techniques
Just log onto the Grand Rounds link, watch the webcast and answer the 5
questions that go along with the webcast and FPS members will receive
“More than 90 percent of Americans who die by suicide had
an undiagnosed and untreated mental illness—often depression,” said
Cynthia J. White, MD, president of the Florida Psychiatric Society.
Concerned about Florida’s higher-than-average suicide
rate, the Florida Psychiatric Society and NAMI (National Alliance on
Mental Illness) Florida have joined in publishing two guides to inform
physicians and Floridians about depression, the treatment options that
can help overcome it and taking medications as prescribed – not adding,
stopping or mixing medications without consulting the prescribing
doctor. Click below to read more.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s
pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient
advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients
who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the
public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free
or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient
assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible.
Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a
single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient
assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by
pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription
Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW
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