Resolution on Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care and Specialty Health Care Settings


Regulations prohibiting contractual relationships area barrier



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Regulations prohibiting contractual relationships area barrier

to integrated care.
State Corporate Practice of Medicine Laws, which govern interprofessional contractual relationships among healthcare professionals, prevent psychologists from partnering with physicians to create business entities in almost half the States. These laws compromise psychologists ability to partner in Accountable Care Organizations and other professional groups who contract with insurance payers for medical services. As of 2017, seventeen states have corporate practice laws that prevent contractual partnerships between physicians and psy-



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RESOLUTION ON PSYCHOLOGISTS IN INTEGRATED PRIMARY CARE AND SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
chologists, with an additional 4 states with limitations. Although a few states have changed their laws to allow contractual partnerships between physicians and psychologists, it will be important for all states to work to achieve this goal.




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