State Leadership Conference 2014

The 2014 State Leadership Conference focused on health care reform implementation through its theme of “Creating Roadmaps for Practice.”

Creating Roadmaps for Practice

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act proceeds, we've seen that no single advocacy strategy for ensuring professional psychology’s inclusion can address the diverse legislative, regulatory and marketplace environments from one state to another. Meanwhile, health care reform continues to evolve. For the second year in a row, the 2014 State Leadership Conference focused on health care reform implementation through its theme of “Creating Roadmaps for Practice.” 

Securing a place for psychologists in the evolving health care system will be like using a roadmap; practitioners may consider multiple paths in charting their future course and options will vary from one practitioner to another. Psychologists play vital roles in the health care system and beyond. By finely honing our advocacy strategies, we can continue to ensure psychology’s inclusion in evolving health care systems. 

Program sessions during the conference covered a range of topics including alternative practice models, clinical practice guidelines, the shift to ICD-10 and electronic health records.