State Leadership Conference 2013
Countdown to health care reform
Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) set the clock ticking toward 2014 when many of the law’s major components go into effect. For the second year in a row, the theme of the 2013 SLC recognized the critical role ACA will play in the implementation of health care reform and the need for strong psychology leadership to ensure that mental health services are included. We’re facing uncharted territory and myriad challenges at the federal, state and local levels, which make it more important than ever for us to make sure psychologists are positioned for reform.
Health care reform is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. By demonstrating the value psychologists bring to evolving health care settings with numerous professional skills and strengths, we can make sure psychology is included in the race.
Program sessions during the conference covered a range of topics including the current state of health care reform, Medicaid, integrated practice in hospital settings, psychotherapy codes and electronic health records.
State Leadership Conference opening address from Katherine C. Nordal, PhD
Jan. 1, 2014 marks the implementation of critical elements of the Affordable Care Act. Nordal discusses what's at stake for professional psychology and how practitioners can meet the challenges of health care reform by stressing the value they bring to the health care system.
2013 State Leadership Conference keynote speech from Mark B. McClellan, MPA, MD, PhD
Director of the Engleberg Center for Health Care Reform and chair in Health Policy Studies at Brookings Institute, McClellan provides perspective on how the economics of health care will drive systemic change in health care reform.