Practicing Psychology in the 21st Century: Innovative Models of Care
The practice of clinical psychology has changed significantly over the last several decades. Growing scientific demonstrations of the overlap between general health and psychological health have opened new practice opportunities, supported also by national healthcare policies.
This seminar will explore how changes in healthcare policy have impacted psychologists over the last several years and how we, as psychologists, can take advantage of trends in healthcare to optimize our delivery of care in sustainable, collaborative business models. There will be presentations by two successful psychologist-entrepreneurs who run innovative practices that unite mental health clinicians to increase access to care and take advantage of economies of scale while maintaining personalized service. A national leader in the movement to educate and increase Integrated Primary Care (IPC) initiatives will introduce the topic and provide details about free training opportunities. And finally, we will hear from an experienced panel of clinicians about their successful integrative practices in Michigan.
Presenters & Program Description
Mark Vogel, Ph.D., ABPP
Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice,
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine.
Dr. Vogel is Director of Behavioral Science and Psychology at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan where he is also program director of the Primary Care Health Psychology Fellowship Program, a post-doctoral fellowship for clinical psychologists. Within the Family Practice Residency program, Dr. Vogel directs the behavioral science education of residents and coordinates the research education for these residents. He also chairs the Genesys Institutional Research Board. His area of professional interests includes integrated primary care, medical decision making, computer assisted learning, and practitioner wellness.
Dr. Vogel obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles and completed a two-year GRMC/MSU fellowship in Primary Care Health Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist and board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. From 1992-96 he served as co-chair of the Group on Behavioral Science in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Within the Society of Behavioral Medicine Dr. Vogel served as chair of the Integrated Primary Care special interest group. He has authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters.
“Integrated Primary Care: A Brief Introduction”
and “Developing Competence in Primary Care Integration”
Many mental health practitioners may be interested in primary care integration but do not understand what is involved or how it might be incorporated into their current practice. Integrated Primary Care (IPC) is a model that normalizes mental and behavioral health issues in primary care with the goal of improved health outcomes. This session will provide an introduction to IPC and explore recent health care policy and regulation changes that have increased the demands for physical/behavioral health integration. Due to the broad range of patient presenting problems, the numbers of daily patient encounters, and the brevity of interventions, psychologists practicing in these settings must acquire distinctive competencies in order to practice effectively. This session will outline these skills and methods for achieving this competency.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Identify the importance and benefits of integrating mental health treatment into the primary care setting.
Describe and contrast various models of integration along a continuum of coordinated, co-located, to integrated
Identify opportunities for greater collaboration and integration between psychologists and primary care providers.
Geoffrey Kanter, Ph.D., ABN, ABPdN
Dr. Geoffrey Kanter received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1987 under the neuropsychological tutelage of Dr. Jeffrey Barth; he was also trained in the Child and Family Systems model developed by the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. He was the first neuropsychologist hired for the NeuroCare Residential Traumatic Brain Injury Program in Concord, California. He then was hired as a neuropsychologist for the Mills-Peninsula Hospital, San Mateo neuro rehabilitation unit where he eventually was promoted to Psychology Manager. He then moved in 1991 to Sarasota to become the Director of Psychology for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. In 1997, he developed the position of Director of Psychology for Sarasota Memorial Hospital, instituting a large behavioral medicine program for hospital inpatients. These services continued after he founded Comprehensive MedPsych Systems in 1998 which he expanded to multiple locations in multiple states with a multidisciplinary team model. He is also partner in a neuropsychology practice in Trinidad. As a clinician. Dr. Kanter is a civil forensic neuropsychologist, double board-certified in adult and pediatric neuropsychology and the Executive Director of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.
“The Practical Details and Benefits of Large Alternative Practice Models”
This workshop will delve into the practical details of 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 address how these very large, complex APMs are relevant to solo and small group practitioners who lack the considerable resources necessary to launch a large APM such as through a Managed Service Organization (MSO) model.
Describe 5 benefits of a group versus solo practice model
Name 3 differences and advantages and disadvantages of a W-2 versus 1099 employee
List 3 factors important in leverages insurance contract fee negotiations
“Business Core Concepts for a Psychology Practice”
This workshop will lay out in detail the core business concepts required to operate from a small solo practice to a large group practice, including beginning and more advanced business concepts. This comprehensive presentation will cover clinical and productivity considerations as well as billing, electronic health records (EHR) vetting/implementation, accounts receivable processes, support staff ratios, office Leasing/purchase issues, contracting, banking, funding and investment opportunities, profit and loss analysis, accounting benchmarks, insurance company fee negotiations, dealing with lawyers and contracts, and practice acquisitions/sale. This workshop will prepare each clinician and group owner/manager to better understand the red flags to watch out for in running their current psychology practice/business, and help them understand the issues, obstacles, and fine business points required to grow beyond a mom & pop practice if they so desire.
Describe 5 important items as basic Information in a Profit and Loss statement
State 3 benchmarks associated with Productivity and Revenue and Expense ratios
State 3 advantages of different financial accounting models
Perform a basic assessment of the value of a business
Keith A. Baird, PhD, ABPP
Keith A. Baird, PhD, ABPP, is president and co-founder of Heritage Professional Associates, a large, $5M+ multidisciplinary private practice with offices in the northern Illinois area. Dr. Baird received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1985 from Loyola University of Chicago. After working as a staff psychologist at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and maintaining a part time private practice, he left to start Heritage Professional Associates in 1990 and has been in full time private practice ever since. With over 30 years of experience and 45,000 hours of direct clinical services, Dr. Baird has also served on state and national levels as a consultant to professional organizations, practices and individuals regarding behavioral care. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Behavioral Care Management, a consortium of behavioral care providers in northern Illinois that creates innovative, integrated behavioral healthcare products in a changing marketplace.
“The Future of Behavioral Care: Moving Beyond National Healthcare Acts Towards Creative Treatment Models in Clinical Practice”
And “The Future of Behavioral Care: The fundamental strengths and flaws in the Affordable Care Act and suggestions for the future”
With the changing kaleidoscope of national healthcare laws and initiatives, knowing how to prepare for future contingencies as a psychologist in clinical practice can be daunting.
The presentation will look at strengths and weaknesses of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to solve national healthcare problems, the newest proposed models from Washington, and suggest some innovative ways that clinical psychologists can adapt to a changing healthcare marketplace.
Models will involve dealing directly with corporations to offer wellness and prevention services, psychoeducation, and shifting psychologist payor sources outside of traditional health insurance companies.
A time for lively interaction, questions and answers as part of this presentation is most welcome and encouraged.
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of national healthcare acts
Identify 2 trends in the changing behavioral healthcare marketplace
Describe new clinical practice models that operate outside of traditional payer sources.