veterans

APsaA Garners Update to CPT Evaluation & Management Guidelines: Healthcare Professionals Now Advised to Ask About Military Service

February 12, 2015 – New York, NY – The American Medical Association’s (AMA) official Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines have been updated to include a call for healthcare professionals to inquire about a patient’s current or past military history. The CPT code set constitutes the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs.

The First Step: Get Them to Talk

I have worked with combat veterans for a while, mostly Marines and Navy Corpsmen with PTSD and related issues, and it occurs to me that there are two kinds of “messed up” they come home with. The first is PTSD (and, by the way, I don't believe there are PTSD experts: we're all still students of it) but the second kind comes from the ever-changing rules of engagement which have become progressively more complex as objectives became more political than military

The Role of Talk Therapy in the Treatment of Service Members (Part 2)

Analysts and therapists interested in the issue of offering talk therapy in conjunction with other treatments offered to service members and veterans we urge you to take the time to watch the full recording of the April 10 congressional hearing of the House Armed Services Committee meeting which featured testimony by Commander Russell B. Carr, M.D., Service Chief, Adult Behavioral Health Clinic, U.S.

New VA Regulations Link Five Diseases to TBI

According to a story in the December 7 issue of the Military Times, The Department of Veterans Affairs will add five medical conditions that, if diagnosed in conjunction with documented brain injury, will automatically confer "service connected" status. 

This new regulation will speed the process for some veterans in obtaining benefits. 

Local Programs Give a Psychoanalytic Voice to Welcoming Home Service Members and Veterans

The stories are becoming tragically familiar: statistics for military and veteran suicides rival combat as a cause of death among those who have served. Return to civilian life can be problematic for many veterans and their loved ones – at best, it is a significant readjustment stress for everyone involved. The civilian population continues in its denial of the stark fact it has been supporting and funding one of the longest wars in U.S. history.

Institute of Medicine Report on PTSD: Where Are Human Relationships?

The Institute of Medicine released an important report on the progress of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs in treating service members and veterans with PTSD.

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