Mary Beth Kenkel, reviewing Ken Terry's Rx for Health Care Reform, writes "[G]roups of primary care physicians will be the basis for Terry's reformed health care system. Knowing this, it would be wise for psychologists to double their efforts to develop integrated health care systems in which psychologists are fully integrated into primary care practices (Kenkel, DeLeon, Mantell, & Steep, 2005). If capitated payments are made to primary care groups, the problem of how to pay for psychological services within a primary care office can be averted, and psychologists' contributions to patients' health care will save money for the group (Cummings, 1997)."
What role should psychologists play in the nation's efforts to reform the U.S. healthcare system?
By Mary Beth Kenkel
PsycCRITIQUES, 2008 Vol 53(18)