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APAPO Council Update

  1. 1. APAPO Annual Report to the APA Council February 19, 2011 Katherine C. Nordal, PhD Executive Director for Professional Practice
  2. 2. Primary Work Setting: PA Payers & Life Status Practitioners
  3. 3. 501(c)(6) Business/Trade Association <ul><li>Focuses on advancing a particular trade such as professional psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Key differences with 501(c)(3) associations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer tax benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer restrictions on use of money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unrestricted lobbying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permitted to work with PACs to facilitate political giving </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. APAPO Governance APAPO Board of Directors <ul><li>Same Officers who govern APA in these positions govern the APAPO </li></ul><ul><li>Same CAPP Committee members elected to the APA C3 CAPP constitute APAPO C6 CAPP </li></ul>Committees of the APAPO Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP)
  5. 5. APA Practice Organization APA Practice Organization(c)(6) Education Advocacy Trust Association for the Advancement of Psychology Psychologists for Legislative Action Now Public Interest APA Directorates (c)(3) Practice Science Education
  6. 6. APA Practice Directorate and APA Practice Organization Public Relations State Advocacy Legal & Regulatory Affairs Governance Operations Practice Research & Policy Government Relations Marketing & Business Development Communications Administration Executive Office Katherine C. Nordal, PhD Executive Director Randy Phelps, PhD Deputy Executive Director
  7. 7. APAPO Mission APAPO is dedicated to serving the professional interests of its members. The mission of the APAPO is to advance, protect and defend the professional practice of psychology.
  8. 8. Legislative Advocacy <ul><li>Medicare Payment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut postponed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% psychotherapy payment restoration extended through 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services payment policies that reduce psychologists’ reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychotherapy codes review </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Legislative Advocacy <ul><li>Breaking Down Barriers to Psychological Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare “physician” definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HITECH incentive payments for electronic health records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital reimbursement for psychology internship training </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Legislative Advocacy <ul><li>Health Care Reform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protecting psychology and mental health provisions in Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy safeguards for psychological testing data </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Legislative Advocacy <ul><li>Mobilizing Grassroots Members </li></ul>APAPO Government Relations Office Field Consultants Federal Advocacy Coordinators Practitioners
  12. 12. Legislative Action Center <ul><li>Communicating with Members of Congress </li></ul>
  13. 13. Legal Advocacy <ul><li>Mental health parity law implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Class action lawsuits and settlements </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition for Patients’ Rights – Scope of practice </li></ul>
  14. 14. Legal Advocacy <ul><li>Consultation with members and SPTAs </li></ul><ul><li>Sample issues and initiatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health insurers/Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responding to subpoenas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescriptive authority </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Marketplace Initiatives <ul><li>Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program (PHWP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positioning psychologists as experts with employer, health promotion and wellness communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing resources for employers and the psychologists who work with them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative relationships with industry stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Educational efforts about the value of psychologists practicing in applied settings </li></ul>
  16. 16. Marketplace Initiatives <ul><li>PHWP Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Marketplace Initiatives <ul><li>PHWP Communications Vehicles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website –  phwa.org </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Marketplace Initiatives <ul><li>PHWP Communications Vehicles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Company e-newsletter, blog and podcast </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Marketplace Initiatives <ul><li>PHWP Communications Vehicles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Serving Our Members <ul><li>Practice Central </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular content updates featured on landing page at apapracticecentral.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of reimbursement tools and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance on complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources for early career psychologists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much more – visit often </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Serving Our Members <ul><li>Keeping Practitioners Informed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PracticeUpdate e-newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Practice magazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 Year in Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pocket Guide to Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular activity update reports to Council and APAPO members </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Serving Our Members <ul><li>New Tools and Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Practice Finances Calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More online learning and multimedia programs planned for Practice Central </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More frequent communications in 2011: PracticeUpdate , Good Practice </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Serving Our Members <ul><li>Psychologist Locator – Connecting Consumers with Practitioners </li></ul>
  24. 24. Serving SPTAs <ul><li>Annual grants </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation on organizational needs and advocacy initiatives, public relations strategies regarding practice issues </li></ul><ul><li>Staff support for the Council of Executives of State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations </li></ul>
  25. 25. Serving SPTAs <ul><li>Annual State Leadership Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Business of Practice workshops at annual SPTA meetings </li></ul>
  26. 26. Contact APAPO Email: [email_address] Phone: 1-800-374-2723