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.
Recommendations for Improving Maryland’s Public Behavioral Health System of Care were submitted to the MDH Workgroup in November 2019 to help guide changes in the public sector.
Children’s Behavioral Health Coalition Recommendations To The Kirwan Commission
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.