Stephen Barlas


Medicare to Drop Antidepressants as Part D “Protected Class”

February 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, psychiatrists will have to juggle antidepressant selections for Medicare patients. What might this mean for your patients?

Final Parity Rule Fails to Address Psychiatrist Reimbursement Problems

January 24, 2014

Insurers appear to have plenty of leeway to continue-or even expand-the kind of anti-psychiatrist policies at the core of 2 lawsuits filed last year. Details here.

Update on Mental Health Benefits and Substance Use Disorder Services Under the Affordable Care Act

May 08, 2013

Come next year, psychiatrists will start seeing patients who have purchased new individual and small-group health plans on the state exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Elimination of Psych Services at Cedars-Sinai Could Foreshadow Similar Cutbacks Elsewhere

February 09, 2012

Cedars, the preeminent private hospital in L.A. and considered the “hospital to the Hollywood stars,” said it would continue staffing of psychiatric support that is an adjunct to patient care throughout the medical center.