American Psychiatric Association Launches New Online Registry

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Dr. Antonio Bullon currently serves as the medical director of the geriatric treatment unit at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of dementia, depression, and neurodegenerative disorders. To stay abreast of new professional developments, Dr. Antonio Bullon is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently announced a new tool, dubbed PyschPRO (Psychiatric Patient Registry Online), which will serve as a comprehensive registry system aimed at meeting MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act) benchmarks outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The APA is also touting the registry as a boon for future research efforts.

In conjunction with its launch, the APA also identified Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Maryland, as the pilot center for PsychPRO.

The goal of the registry is to give providers an easy platform in which to aggregate and submit their quality reports. The tool also functions as a service for patients to interact with their providers, making it easier to chart overall progress. In addition, PsychPRO will also serve as a gateway for psychiatrists to send in required documents to be recertified annually by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.