Health Systems are Moving Towards Integrated Care

 Be a Part of the Transition

Contribute to Psychology's Place in Future of Health Care

Participating in the IHCA through APA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) involves you in the developing discussion of the value-based payment model.

Make a Difference in Patients' Health

Together, psychologists will transform how care is provided and integrated with other clinicians to improve health outcomes.

Framework to Help you Transform Your Practice

APA will guide you through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5 Phases of Transformation aimed to show how collecting data on your practice and implementing quality improvement practices can help transform your practice.

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In partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (Cooperative Agreement #1L1CMS331539).

Already enrolled? Go to the IHCA Member Resources Page

750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 | Telephone: (800) 374-2721; (202) 336-5500 | TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123

Developed by experts in integrated health care, we provide a training and support network leading to new skills for integrated practice care and the tools to transform your clinical practice.

Ready to Prepare for the Future?

(APA members, please use the email associated with your MyAPA account)

Why Join?

Connect and exchange ideas with other innovative clinicians.

Learn how to collect data in your practice and expand your practice.

Receive support and resources for new business models.

Contribute your data and feedback to the discussion with CMS leadership.

Earn up to 8 hours of no-cost CE credits though online training presented by experts in integrated health care.

Join the network and let us help you transform your practice

Your Commitment

You will complete a Practice Readiness Assessment Tool (PRAT) four times, which will be administered about every 6 months by a Quality Improvement Organization under contract with CMS.  

We will offer interactive webinars and technical assistance to guide you through the process of collecting and reporting data. We estimate setting up data collecting processes may initially take 6-8 hours a month and the more familiar clinicians become with reporting quality data it could take 4-6 hours monthly.

Any data collected by the Integrated Health Care Alliance will be used to track the barriers and successes of psychologists moving toward value-based payment models. This information will be shared with CMS as part of their Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, and with their contractors and awardees to develop a big-picture assessment about the transformation of health-care payment models.

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