Date: 6/6/2017, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
This 6-hour program addresses the profound changes that are taking place in the health system in the United States, the implications for mental health care, and, in turn the implications for mental health care providers. We begin with a discussion of the role of the insurance industry in health care and how that role has expanded over the past 50-60 years, affecting the licensure and practices of mental health professionals. From there, we move to the current changes themselves, including the Affordable Health Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations, Current Procedural Terminology, DSM vs. ICD, HIPAA changes, the Parity Law, licensing board action summaries and licensing board processes and their implications for insurance coverage for agency employees. We also discuss recent changes in statute and case law bearing on mental health professionals.