Author Archives: Ivo Piskov

2019 Testimony on Parity

TESTIMONY IN FAVOR OF H.B. 7125 AN ACT CONCERNING PARITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER BENEFITS, NONQUANTITATIVE TREATMENT LIMITATIONS, DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES. Good Afternoon. My name is Shaukat Khan. I am a psychiatrist and president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, an organization representing […]

Medication Assisted Treatment

Referred to Committee on INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE Introduced by:    (INS) AN ACT ESTABLISHING MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Section 1. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2021) For the purposes of this section and section 2, of this act:  (1) “Health carrier” […]

2018 APA Annual Meeting

Join your colleagues from across the U.S. and over 50 other countries for the psychiatry event of the year. Earn your annual state licensure CME credit at one meeting. Discover cutting-edge science and new therapies. Learn from renowned thought leaders in the areas of health policy and ethics. Reconnect with your peers and expand your […]

Resources for the Public

What is a Psychiatrist? A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and emotional problems.  Because of extensive medical training, the psychiatrist understands the body’s functions and the complex relationship between emotional illness and other medical illnesses.  The psychiatrist is thus the mental health professional and physician […]

Resources for Psychiatrists

ATTN: NOTIFICATION TO PRACTITIONERS OF NEW REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT PRESCRIPTION MONITORING SYSTEM (CPMRS) Click here to view the notice from the Department of Consumer Protection. CPT Coding Changes for For Psychiatrists Effective January 1, 2013, there will be many changes to the CPT Codes used by psychiatrists. Claims submitted after that date are likely […]