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NPR Blog Highlights Realities of Heath Care Reform

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Therapists Explore Dropping Solo Practices To Join Groups featured an article

NPR’s blog posted on about Heath Care Reform (HCR) and more specifically, how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is inspiring private mental health practitioners to seek group medical contracts.

The article and accompanying audio recording quotes Dr. Katherine Nordal, the Executive Director of the American Psychological Association as describing the existing state of affairs with insurance plans. She goes into detail about psychologist’s possibilities for adapting to a changing marketplace because of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act.

Telemental health is one of the key ways practitioners can differentiate themselves in medical and other group practices. ACA is propelling technological advancement on a nation-wide effort to keep costs down, improve outcomes and reach more consumers in need of health care. Mental health professionals in all disciplines can benefit from getting ahead of their peers by developing expertise in telemental health now.

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