Colorado Psychiatric Society

 Welcome to CPS!

We are an association of physicians whose mission is to promote excellence in psychiatric care through advocacy, education and research. CPS is a district branch of the American Psychiatric AssociationNC

Use this site as a reference for useful information on mental health issues, news about our society for current and potential members, and also to locate resources to further guide you. If you would like more information on the Colorado Psychiatric Society, please contact us using the information below.



Mental Health Stories 2013

There is no better way to counter mental health stigma than to tell stories that include examples of effective diagnosis, treatment, empathy and support from family, friends, employers and a therapeutic community. This year, forty entries were received and nine honoraria were awarded. Eight stories are presented with the authors’ permission. Click here to read Mental Health Stories 2013 and here to read Mental Health Stories 2012, presented by CPS and CHARG Resource Center.




Stop CPT Coding Abuses 

CPT code changes were intended to more accurately reflect the work psychiatrists do and improve patient access to care, but in some cases, payors are using them as an excuse to discriminate against psychiatric patients and their psychiatrists in violation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (2008).  Click here and help the APA help you and your patients.




Important Information about

DSM-5 codes and payment

As you may know, beginning October 1, 2014, the United States will be transitioning to the ICD-10-CM system of medical codes. In anticipation of this change, DSM-5 includes both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes. However, questions from clinicians have arisen about the nature and purpose of the codes in DSM-5 and how they should be used in light of the impending adoption of ICD-10-CM. In order to ensure clinicians are fully aware of the issues surrounding the transition, the APA has developed a fact sheet (click here) to serve as a “quick guide for clinicians” in understanding the relationship between DSM and ICD.


Behavioral Health Partnership

CPS is proud to be a member of the Behavioral Health Partnership, a group of nine stakeholder organizations whose mission is to raise awareness of mental health and substance use disorder issues and ensure quality systems of care and treatment, policy and funding for mental health through unified action. See About the Partnership for more information.