Learn How the Affordable Care Act Will Affect You!
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect child and adolescent psychiatrists and their patients in significant ways. AACAP created many resources designed specifically to help you the child and adolescent psychiatrist understand the changes and how they affect you.
Check out our webinars on How the ACA Will Affect You and Your Patients.
Also, read AACAP's recently released document: ACOs and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Preparing for the Impact of Healthcare Reform.
DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
The new guidebook, DSM-5, contains significant changes to the criteria currently used to diagnose autism, including incorporating several diagnoses into the single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). AACAP crafted a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help families who have a child with autism understand the impact of these changes. In addition, we updated the Fact for Families on Asperger's. For more information, visit AACAP's Autism Resource Center.
AACAP also created a new Facts for Families on the new diagnosis Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). Stay tuned for child psychiatry-specific resources from AACAP in the coming months.