2020 Annual KPMA Advocacy Training

Please join us on January 18, 2020, for our Annual Advocacy Training. Our schedule, as outlined below, is currently tentative.

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KPMA Annual Advocacy Training Agenda
January 18, 2020
University of Kentucky

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM                             Welcome – Legislative Chair, Gary Weinstein, MD

9:10 AM – 11: 30 AM                          Advocacy Training – Marsi Thrash, Senior Regional Field Director – State Government Affairs, South by Southwest, American Psychiatric Association

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM                         Working Lunch/ Federal Update/CAN – Erin Philp, Director, State Government Relations, American Psychiatric Association

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM                         Effective Communications & Practice Round – Rep. Kim Moser, Chair, Health & Family Services

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM                           PAC

2019 Collaborative Care Model Training 

Lexington, KY
March 23, 2019

Over the past decade, the integration of behavioral health and general medical services has been shown to improve patient outcomes, save money, and reduce stigma related to mental health. Significant research spanning three decades has identified one model – the Collaborative Care Model – in particular, as being effective and efficient in delivering integrated care.

A Collaborative Care team is led by a primary care provider (PCP) and includes care managers, psychiatrists, and frequently other mental health professionals all empowered to work at the top of their license. The team implements a measurement-guided care plan based on evidence-based practice guidelines, and focuses particular attention on patients not meeting their clinical goals.

The Collaborative Care Model has the most evidence among integration models to demonstrate its effective and efficient integration in terms of controlling costs, improving access, improving clinical outcomes, and increasing patient satisfaction in a variety of primary care settings – rural, urban, and among veterans. Multiple studies show that having a psychiatrist to provide caseload consultation to a care manager who coordinates with patients and a PCP is an essential element of the model and correlates with improved outcomes.


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Member’s CME Course of the Month

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comprehensive Assessment and New Treatment Developments

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are common and complex neurodevelopmental disorders which may present at different stages with different target symptoms. This course helps educate psychiatrists to optimally participate in the assessment and treatment of ASD. It raises awareness and expertise in both the practical management of ASD and new cutting-edge treatments. A review of evidence-based treatments for various target symptoms of ASD is presented. Presented by Eric Hollander, M.D., Montefiore Einstein.

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