Advocacy

The Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS) serves as the voice of psychiatry for Maryland’s general public, provider and consumer organizations and the Maryland General Assembly. Through its advocacy, the MPS educates the public about mental health policy, psychiatry and successful treatment options.  MPS advocacy initiatives below encompass the legislative/regulatory, political, psychiatric practice and communications arenas.

Current Issues

Children’s Behavioral Health Coalition Recommendations To The Kirwan Commission

MPS Concerns on PDMP Use Requirement

The MPS asked the Maryland Congressional Delegation to direct CMS officials to instruct Maryland officials to mirror other state policies allowing Ordering, Referring, and Prescribing providers to arrange private pay arrangements with Medicaid patients, whose prescriptions and labs will continue to be paid by Medicaid.

APA and MPS Advocacy with Maryland Congressional Delegation

Support for Behavioral Health Administration Outcomes Measurement System

APA and MPS Advocate for Network Adequacy

Hope Act of 2017

Allmond Case

PLEASE HELP – Cases needed for two APA initiatives

Insurance Company Mergers & Network Adequacy

APA Coordinates Advocacy on Psychologists

Permanent SGR Fix Negotiations