Welcome to GPPA
The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association is a district branch of The American Psychiatric Association. We are the only statewide organization representing Georgia psychiatrists and their patients. Our members are dedicated to promoting professional values and ethics in the practice of psychiatry; improving patient access to quality mental health care; lifelong learning and professional development; and supporting education and advocacy for our profession, our patients and their families.
Upcoming Summer CME Meeting
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the GPPA Winter Meeting! Mark your calendars now for our Summer CME Meeting, to be held August 1-2, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.
Continue to check here for all updated program and meeting information. If you have any questions, contact Anita Amin at email@example.com.
CPT Code Changes for 2013
There have been major changes to the codes in the Psychiatry section of the AMA's manual on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). These are the codes that must be used for billing and documentation for all insurers. These changes went into effect on January 1, 2013. For resources and updates, click here.
What is a Psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. A psychiatrist has completed medical school (is an MD or D O) and an additional four or more years of residency training in psychiatry.
Are you looking for a psychiatrist? Click here to find a psychiatrist near you.