March, 2015
In This Issue
APA Fellow & Distinguished Fellow Status Can be Yours

Excellence in Psychiatry Award for Graduating Residents-Fellows  Awarded at Spring Meeting in Biloxi 

CDC Data Brief Re: Drug-Poisoning Deaths
Risk Adjustment Formula Questions from ACA
APA 2015 Officers Elected
January Executive Council  Meeting Minutes
Job Opportunity in New Orleans


If not, you may be eligible to join this elite group of members by applying for fellow and distinguished fellow membership. Links to the criteria and application are included below for your information.


Check your eligibility.    Fellow Eligible      Distinguished Fellow Eligible

Determine if you qualify.Fellow Guidelines     Distinguished Fellow Guidelines

Complete the application Fellow Application   Distinguished Fellow Application

And you too can join this elite group of members! LPMA would like to

assist you in achieving this honor!  Email Cathy Thompson, your Executive

Director at if you have any questions or need some assistance

in completing your application.


Excellence in Psychiatry for Graduating Resident- Fellows Receive Awards at Spring Meeting (left to right) Drs. Ben Lowenburg from Tulane and Ashleigh Fleming, from LSU-Shreveport.  Other winners not pictured are Drs. Michael Blanchard from LSU-New Orleans and Myra Fernando from LSU-Baton Rouge. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!




                     From 2000 through 2013, the age-adjusted rate for drug-poisoning deaths

involving heroin nearly quadrupled

   Read more...         


                        Are you getting questions from ACA Regarding Risk Adjustment Formulas?


   Potential answers for members from the APA Legal Dept.            



APA Elects 2015 Officers




 January Executive Council Meeting Minutes



                          Job Opportunity in New Orleans

  Integrated Behavioral Health, LLC a growing Group multidisciplinary
 practice  seeks full time Board Certified/Eligible adult and/or child
 psychiatrist to join team. We offer a competitive salary and benefits
 package. You get to work in downtown New Orleans within a fun
 practice of various disciplines and with the potential to work in several
 different practice settings. Soon we will also offer a Baton Rouge
 practice location and potentially telepsychiatry. Contact Tricia Mogg
 or Mehdi Qalbani, MD We can also be reached at

Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association
9655 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810