Training to help psychologists explore integrated care and alternative practice models

Practitioners from throughout the U.S. are welcomed to participate in the multistate summit on May 30.

In light of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation and other health care reforms, many psychologists are considering whether to explore alternative practice models and how to integrate their services with medical care.

The APA Practice Organization’s latest related initiative to support practitioners in the process is a one-day training summit on integrated care and alternative practice models developed in collaboration with several state psychological and neuropsychological organizations. The multistate summit will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Roosevelt Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1000 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY.

Practitioners from psychology/neuropsychology and medicine are invited to come together to network and learn the nuts and bolts of getting involved with, working in and developing systems that promote integrated health care. Panels of experts representing clinicians, hospitals and insurers will give interactive presentations on:

• Basic first steps in practice integration.

• New practice models that promote integration and provide economies of scale.

• Collaborating with insurers to advance integration.

• Working in integrated hospital settings.

• Improving communication and collaboration between psychology and medicine.

Speakers from Aetna and Optum health plans will talk about how to work with third-party payers to foster integration. Psychologists will share experiences and practical advice on setting up different practice models. Physicians and hospital representatives will discuss techniques to facilitate collaboration across disciplines. And staff from The Trust will discuss risk management considerations. We are also honored to welcome APA President-elect Susan McDaniel, PhD, as the keynote speaker.

This summit was created in collaboration with the New York State Psychological Association, the New York State Association of Neuropsychology, and the state psychological and neuropsychological associations in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

We are grateful to our sponsors who have helped make this event possible. As of late March, our sponsors include: 

  • The Trust.
  • Optum.
  • Aetna Behavioral Health.
  • Epstein Becker & Green.
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology.
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.
  • Pearson.
  • Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann.
  • Health Assets Management.
  • Bruce V. Hillowe, Esq.
  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40).

Registration is open, but seating is limited to the first 200 registrants. Visit the New York State Psychological Association website to register early. In the event you cannot attend this program in person, live streaming will be available. Check the New York State Psychological Association website later for details.

APAPO is hopeful that the May 30 summit will serve as a template for future regional meetings on integrated care and alternative practice models.