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If you are a senior psychiatrist and lifetime member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) looking to mentor younger psychiatrists or to just stay involved with the field and colleagues, now’s the perfect time to join Senior Psychiatrists, Inc. In a move designed to help grow its membership and raise its visibility, the group recently eliminated its annual membership fe ...

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For almost 20 years, it has been an honor to defend psychiatrists, psychiatry and the practice of medicine through my claims work at PRMS. I am proud to be a part of a team that looks at what it does as “more than an insurance policy.” When other insurance carriers less experienced in psychiatry would exclude things like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or transcranial magnetic ...

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My first experience with PRMS is when I called to schedule a job interview.  The human resource manager was not available so Victoria Chevalier, one of the agents, bent over backwards to make sure that I met the team.  Victoria did not have to take the call but she wanted to assist me.  This positive experience left me with a great impression and I knew I wanted to work with th ...

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Men wearing ties, women in skirts, smoking allowed in cubicles, no internet access, paper claim files, Tardive Dyskinesia from Haldol and dictation: wow how things have changed over the years. But, a claim has remained a claim and our core values have remained the same as we have strived to obtain our goal to obtain excellent claim resolutions for our clients – and excellent se ...

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PRMS was pleased to support the Total Family Care Coalition’s Garden Bugs Summer Camp for youngsters in the District of Columbia, age six to 13. We donated toys, art supplies, books, board games, camp supplies and other items to help get the camp off to a great start.  There were several donations of sporting equipment from soccer balls to jump ropes which will keep the campers ...

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I graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with a double-major in Accounting and Risk Management and Insurance. A job opportunity at an insurance company presented itself and I decided to focus on a career in insurance. I started in Underwriting and a year later transitioned to the Marketing Department, as an Events Specialist. The opportunity to travel and meet a lot o ...

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I joined PRMS in the Claims Department July of 2007. Coming from a background in the medical field, I was excited to learn that our company works to defend doctors. I speak with several of our doctors on a daily basis, as well as representatives from the hospitals where they practice. I enjoy the direct customer service that we provide all of our clients. PRMS is not your ave ...

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Rain did not stop another successful NAMIWalksNYC event from happening this May at the South Street Seaport Promenade in New York City. PRMS was delighted to once again sponsor several psychiatric societies’ participation in NAMIWalks 2017. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides free support, education and advocacy programs for individuals with mental illness and ...

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On April 24, 2017, the Indiana Governor signed into law a bill that specifies notice requirements for network health care providers that make referrals to out of network health care providers. Beginning after December 31, 2017, the new requirements apply to referrals made for any patient for any service outside the referring health care provider’s office or hospital practice. ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health we invited Sally Winkelman, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, to be featured as our guest blogger this month. Shannon Friedbacher, a fourth year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin, knows that psychiatry is the field of medicine she will pursue after graduation. Part of her de ...

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