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HPMA meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Please see the event calendar for more details.


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Mission

Helping Hawaiʻi's psychiatrists provide the highest quality care.

Coronoavirus COVID-19 Resources

Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association is trying to be a source of resources for the psychiatrists of Hawaii when dealing with the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  HPMA is working with the Hawaii Medical Association, Hawaii Department of Health and American Psyciatric Association to provide you with updated information.

 

What You Should Know about COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way for patients to prevent illness is to avoid exposure.  The CDC recommends every day preventive actions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then thew the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Click here to download handbook.

Stay Up To Date

Guidance is rapidly changing as new evidence arises.  Please ensure you check the CDC website for the most up to date information.

 

To provide support in the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), APA is collecting authoritative and timely resources in this information hub.

If you are a patient or family member or friend in need of immediate assistance:

  • Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 for Chat with Lifeline
  • Crisis Textline Text TALK to 741741

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Practice Guidance for COVID-19

Click here for additional information and resources from APA.

The AMA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVD-19 (2019 novel coronavirus)

  

The Hawaii Medical Association is working closely with the Hawaii Department of Health and relevant partners within the state to ensure that the physicians community of Hawaii is well informed and have the resources necessary to provide quality care to patients during the developing COVID-19 outbreak.  HMA and Hawaii DOH will continue to keep the physician community, as well as Hawaii communities educated and informed on efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Stop CPT Coding Abuses - Achieve Mental Health Parity Now

APA is Working For You
CPT code changes were intended to more accurately reflect the work psychiatrists do and improve patient access to care, but instead have been used as an excuse by some payors to discriminate against psychiatric patients and their psychiatrists in violation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (2008). The issues differ from state to state and from carrier to carrier. The APA Board of Trustees has committed significant APA resources, both financial and staff, to understand the situation and use all reasonable means, including litigation, to correct the abuses taking place.

Get Paid, Achieve Mental Health Parity
APA staff and attorneys have already begun implementation of a solid plan of action to combat this abuse. However, you, the psychiatrists who contract with the payors, have the specific information we need to cause a change. The situation cannot be improved unless every one of you helps.

Help us help you and your patients.

Psychiatrist Finder Template

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