The DCPA Center for Learning & Professional Development
in conjunction with APA Practice Organization present
Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Summit on Alternative Practice Models and Integrated Care
The Summit convenes experts from around the country and Mid-Atlantic region to provide valuable insight on starting, joining or participating in different psychology practice models. You’ll receive a 360-degree view of alternative practice models from health care attorneys, health insurance executives and psychologists who are creating successful practices. This Summit answers the nuts and bolts questions about how to make that happen.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Capitol View Conference Center
American Psychological Association
750 First Street North East
Washington, DC 20002
Register Now Only $129* for members of the APA Practice Organization and members of the sponsoring state psychological associations. Registration for all other attendees is just $199**.
BONUS: Register now and get 1 hour of personal consultation with a Legal & Regulatory Affairs attorney in the APA Practice Organization ($500 value). Plus, all attendees will:
● Gain valuable tools to help you deliver services in different practice settings
● Meet, network and collaborate with peers and potential partners
● Identify innovative ways to bring psychology to healthcare and improve patient care
● Identify legal and risk management issues and get expert answers to your questions
● Earn 6 total hours of APA-sponsored continuing education credit
Psychologists earn 6 CE credits
* Sponsoring Members Rate – $129.00 (USD) This rate is available for 2016 members of APA Practice Organization, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, & West Virginia State Psychological Associations only.
** Non-Sponsoring Rate – $199.00 (USD) Select this option if you are NOT a 2016 member of the APA Practice Organization, the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia State Psychological Associations.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
7:30 – 8:15 AM Registration and breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 AM Introductory Remarks
Stephen Stein, PhD
District of Columbia Psychological Association
Ronald W. Simpson, MA
Director, Communications & Marketing
Executive Director, Center for Learning & Professional Development
Shirley Ann Higuchi, JD
Associate Executive Director, Legal & Regulatory Affairs
American Psychological Association Practice Organization
8:30 – 9:000 AM Keynote Address
Katherine C. Nordal, PhD
Executive Director, Professional Practice
9:00 - 10:30 AM Working with Payers to Foster Better Care and Demonstrate the Value of Psychology (1.5 CE's)
Alan Nessman, JD, Senior Special Counsel, APAPO
Lourdes G. Hattrich, PhD
National Director of Peer Review, Optum
Karen M. Dale, RN, MSN
Market President, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia
Enlightened health insurers have in recent years come to realize that psychological interventions are not just a cost to be reduced, but a cost-effective means of improving patient care and reducing overall costs across many patient populations. They are also looking to psychology for help in measuring outcomes and quality, and encouraging better, evidence-based care, for example by moving toward value-based reimbursement. This shift in insurer thinking creates new opportunities for psychologists to work collaboratively with insurance companies and demonstrate the benefits from their work. This panel features representatives from Care First, AmeriHealth and Optum who will talk about their companies’ initiatives. They will also provide their perspective on where and how psychologists can best bring their value to the health care system and move it forward.
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM– 12:15 PM Risk Management and Legal Considerations in Integration (1.5 CE's)
Jana Martin, PhD
CEO, The Trust
Kevin Ryan, Esq., Partner
Epstein, Becker & Green
Alan Nessman, JD
Senior Special Counsel, APAPO
This workshop will explore a variety of risk management and legal issues for you and your members to take into consideration for a safe transition to alternative practice models (APMs) and integrated healthcare settings. Presenters will discuss risk management considerations for psychologists moving from traditional practice settings to APMs, including the shift from the psychologist being solely responsible for the patient’s mental health care, to being part of a team of health care professionals making collaborative decisions about the patient’s integrated care. Additionally, you will hear an overview of how legal issues shift along the spectrum between simple and complex APMs as well as an overview of antitrust guidance for IPAs and management services organizations (MSOs) that jointly negotiate on behalf of the independent practices that join the IPA or MSO.
12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 – 3:00 PM Alternative Practice Models (1.5 CE's)
Geoffrey Kanter, PhD, ABN, APBDN
Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, Inc.
Vince Bellwoar, PhD, Chief Executive Officer
Associates of Springfield Psychological
This workshop will get into the practical details of some large alternative practice models (APMs) that are expanding and/or developing in new ways. These APMs create opportunities for psychologists to provide better care for patients and to better measure those care improvements. The workshop will also answer the question – how are these very large, complex APMs relevant to the vast majority of solo and small group practitioners who lack the considerable resources necessary to launch a large APM?
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:45 PM How Psychologists and Physicians Can Communicate and Collaborate More Effectively (1.5 CE's)
Connie Galietti, JD, Dir. Legal & Professional Affairs, APAPO
Donna Marschall, PhD
Director, HIV Services Mental Health Program
Children's National Medical Center
Adelaide Robb, MD
Chief, Psychology and Behavioral Health
Children's National Mental Health Center
Ronald C. Fish, PhD
Clinical Director, Psychological HealthCare, P.L.L.C.
For many psychologists, switching to a new practice model is not feasible or not desirable. They want to know how they can make the most of their established independent practices and maximize success in terms of delivering exceptional patient care and achieving financial stability. This panel demonstrates how to meet these goals through simple, practical steps that almost any practitioner could take in individual and group psychology practices. The panelists will show how psychologists succeed when they share their knowledge with other health care providers and with the public. Integrating with hospitals and medical practices is one example of how psychologists can share their knowledge to improve patient care and outcomes. Panelists include a physician who will share how they work as a team to improve the health of their patients.
4:45 – 7:00 PM Networking Reception
Please join us following the summit from 4:45 - 7:00 PM, for a NETWORKING RECEPTION to be held as part of the training. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The reception will provide an opportunity to network with stakeholders interested in integrated health care: psychologists, neuropsychologists, medical professionals, insurers, hospital and other system administrators.
Panelists include healthcare attorneys, health insurance executives, entrepreneurial psychologists and others.
Registration is only $129.00 for members of APA Practice Organization or one of the sponsoring State Psychological Associations. ($199.00 for others) Register today – space is limited!!
BONUS – Personal Consultation:
Register and get 1 hour of personal consultation on these issues with a Legal & Regulatory Affairs attorney in the APA Practice Organization ($500 value).* Hurry, space is limited!
This event is major collaboration between the American Psychological Association Practice Organization and the DC Psychological Association. Key contributors include the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, Maryland Psychological Association, New Jersey Psychological Association, New York Psychological Association, West Virginia Psychological Association, Delaware Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Epstein Becker & Green, The Trust, Optum, and Pearson.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available minus a $25.00 administration fee up to and including May 12th. No refunds after May 12th.
"The District of Columbia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The District of Columbia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for these programs and their content."
DC Psychological Association
David White, CAE - Executive Director
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