4057.0 Toward truly comprehensive care: How recent changes to federal health policy promote integrated care

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
A number of federal laws that will significantly impact access to mental health services and promote integrated care have been signed into law in the last several years. These laws include the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization (CHIPRA) of 2009, the Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health (HITECH) Act passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Taken together, these laws will expand access to services and promote care coordination and integration through the establishment of expanded health coverage, new consumer protections, and innovative payment and quality reporting measures. These developments will affect both private and public health coverage, spurring changes in the way care is provided and reimbursed. Relevant provisions of the laws and opportunities to leverage these changes to improve care will be discussed.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of integrated care. Identify and analyze federal laws affecting integration of health care. List policy opportunities to advance integrated care.

8:31 AM
9:27 AM
How payment and quality reforms incentivize integrated care
Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH and Deena Chisolm, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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