General Member Benefits
Publications & Journals
Receive articles on cutting-edge research and the latest developments in your field with free subscriptions to American Journal of Psychiatry, including AJP in Advance, and Psychiatric News ($333 value).
For Early Career Psychiatrist Members: Complimentary online subscription to Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry (ECPs $595 value; General Members receive a discount worth $232).
Discounted subscription to Psychiatric Services, APA's monthly journal focusing on the delivery of behavioral health services in organized systems ($41 value).
A 20% discount on over 700 books and special member pricing for journals and subscriptions through APA Publishing.
Subscriptions to online newsletters: Psychiatric News Update, APA Advocacy Update, Integrated Care Newsletter, and Psychiatric Practice and Managed Care. Manage your communications options.
Free online CME learning modules to advance clinical and professional competencies including self-assessment and performance in practice modules (over $500 value).
Try the APA Learning Center free with the Members’ Course of the Month. Each month members have free access to an on-demand CME course on a popular topic.
Self-Assessment and PIP activities completed through the APA Learning Center are automatically reported to APBN for members and are not subject to audit.
Registration discount to APA Annual Meeting ($650 value) – earn up to 50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™
Registration discount to IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference ($195 value)– earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.
Free participation in PsychPRO, the APA’s mental health registry. PsychPRO is a CMS 2017 certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) that will help ease MACRA payment reporting requirements, avoid payment penalties and help achieve bonuses, automatically meet MOC Part IV, and ensure psychiatry develops its own quality standards into the future.
Indispensible practice management tools including Practice Management Help Line, Coding Services, Practice Guidelines and Practice Management for Psychiatrists: The Basics.
Inclusion in Find a Psychiatrist database that helps patients find you. To participate, you must opt-in here.
Networking & Career Development
Join an APA Caucus
Become a Fellow of the APA (FAPA designation)
Join APA's Members-Only LinkedIn Group
APA JobCentral: Online career search & recruitment
Advocacy Action Network
Donate to the APA Political Action Committee (APAPAC)
Members-only Malpractice Insurance
The APA Members-only Malpractice Insurance Program, administered by American Professional Agency, Inc. ("APA, Inc."), is a medical malpractice program designed to meet the needs of mental health professionals, specifically psychiatrists. APA, Inc. has been insuring psychiatrists for over 30 years and offers members risk management consultation services staffed by experienced professionals. They provide additional discounts and benefits to APA members including AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ courses, which are valued at $120. Each course also qualifies for one-hour credit towards the three hours required to receive a risk management discount of 5% off your professional liability policy.
For additional information regarding insurance rates and coverage, please visit/contact:
American Professional Agency, Inc.
95 Broadway / Amityville, N.Y. 11701
(877) 740-1777 / Fax: (631) 598-7249
Discounts & Services
Student Loan Refinancing with Credible
Credible makes it quick and easy for APA members* (including friends and family) to save on their student loans. Credible's founding principle is to provide borrowers with the level of transparency they deserve. As a multi-lender marketplace that allows borrowers to receive competitive loan offers from its vetted lenders, Credible empowers consumers to take control of their financial futures. Borrowers can fill out one form, then receive and compare personalized offers from numerous lenders and choose which best serves their individual needs. Credible is fiercely independent, committed to delivering fair and unbiased solutions in student lending. Learn More
*Refinancing service is currently only available to US citizens and permanent residents with a permanent address in the United States.
TSYS Payment Processing (formerly TransFirst)
APA's member benefit for payment processing is with TSYS (formerly TransFirst). With more than 30 years of experience, TSYS offers innovative, industry-compliant point of sale (POS) and terminal products; wired, wireless, mobile and Internet-based payment solutions; U.S. based merchant support 24 hours a day, seven days a week; state-of-the-art security and data protection technologies, as well as pricing structures for businesses of every size.* Call them at 844-254-4280 for a FREE savings analysis or visit our affinity website for more information.
TSYS offers practices one contract for all card brands, including American Express®. All pricing, processing and servicing is handled by TSYS:
o Simplified payment management
o Single point of contact for support
o Faster payment
Call 844-254-4280 or fax your merchant statements to (800) 297-3405.
*All merchants subject to credit approval. Merchants eligible to accept American Express cards directly through TSYS are those that process less than $1,000,000 in American Express annual charge volume. Certain restrictions and exclusions may apply. Offer subject to change at any time.
o Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty Car Rental
o Office Depot
o Red Roof Inn
o Veterinary Insurance
o Wyndham Hotel and Resorts
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