Saturday, November 16, 2013

Psychiatrist Serves on New AMA Integrated Care Section

The Affordable Care Act and other factors are accelerating change in health care delivery and creating a strong impetus to foster and expand integrated modes of practice in the near term, according to Jerry Halverson, M.D., a delegate to the Section Council on Psychiatry and an affiliate member of the Integrated Physician Practice Section (IPPS), the newest addition to the AMA’s sections and special groups within the House of Delegates.

In an interview with Psychiatric News, Halverson said that the IPPS enables physicians in or actively working toward multispecialty, physician-led, integrated health care delivery groups or systems to have an official vote in the AMA policymaking process.

To listen to an interview of Halverson about the new section,click here.To read a list of FAQs about integrated care and how to get involved, click here.

(Image: Mark Moran)