2019 Behavioral Health Care Summit
Innovative Integration and Collaboration, Value Based Care and Reduced Spending
July 15 – July 16, 2019 * The Blackstone Hotel * Chicago, IL

2019 Behavioral Health Care Summit

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About the Conference

Millions of Americans in the United States today are affected by behavioral health issues, and most are not receiving proper, or if any, treatment. The numbers are continuing to escalate at an alarming rate, affecting the population’s health, as well as healthcare spending. The Opioid Crisis and substance abuse is also accelerating. The nation’s healthcare system is now engaged in formulating innovative strategies and programs to address this crisis, and the landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. Behavioral health integration and management has moved to the forefront, and many health plans and hospitals are now focusing their efforts on integrating behavioral health and medical care.

This conference brings together health plans, hospitals, health systems and industry leaders to share best practices in improving behavioral health networks, supporting behavioral health integration, and treating members’ whole health. Hear about substance abuse and other behavioral health issues and learn how hospitals, clinics and health plans, are overcoming existing hurdles and strategizing to create a more integrated system of behavioral healthcare. Key topics of discussion will include innovative behavioral health integration into primary care settings, leveraging community-based resources, utilizing technology to improve care access, making integration financially beneficial, substance abuse treatment, and operational best practices.

Who Should Attend?

From Health Plans/Hospitals/Health Systems/Mental Health Facilities/Community Health Centers/Recovery Centers/Employers/Managed Care Organizations:

  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • Medical Directors
  • Behavioral Health
  • Care Coordination
  • Social Workers
  • Medical Management
  • Disease Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Community Health
  • Mental Health
  • Reimbursement
  • Network Management
  • Case Management
  • Managed Care
  • Care Management
  • Outpatient Services
  • Clinical Operations
  • Provider Relations
  • Integrated Care
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychologists
  • Administrators

Also of Interest to Vendors and Solutions Providers; Healthcare Consultants; TPA’s.

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, July 15, 2019

7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am

An Innovative Approach to Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Nationwide there is a call to action to save lives as a result of the devastation of the opioid epidemic. Health care is a key player in developing strategy to assist with overcoming the epidemic and developing best practice for future generations. Bon Secours Mercy health has committed to the education, awareness, integration and community collaboration opportunities it takes to ensure healthier communities. This session will focus on sharing innovative programming that is cost effective, saves lives, and improves the quality of life for those impacted by opioid addiction. It is a commitment, willingness to work with stakeholders, and developing a seamless continuum of care that prioritizes access and quality outcomes.

Susan Hawk, MS, PCC-S, LSW, CGP
System Director Behavioral Health
Bon Secours Mercy Health

9:00am – 9:45am

Reducing Utilization for Psych Inpatient Services

This session will discuss how to reduce utilization for psych in patient services. Key steps along the way include identifying appropriate candidates, gaining patient (member) acceptance, coordinating between inpatient facilities and community based clinics, and then engaging the consumer in alternatives to institutional care. iCare has partnered with Whole Health Clinic in Milwaukee and similar organizations in other communities to transition consumers to alternate care funded by state, county and/or private foundation entities. This talk will discuss how iCare has created a funding model that bonuses these clinics to engage consumers in community services for reduced inpatient utilization. This bonus model is funded by the savings generated through reduced utilization for a positive ROI for all parties involved.

Thomas Lutzow, Ph.D.
President, Chief Executive Officer
Independent Care Health Plan

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am

Collaborative Care Psychiatry

Collaborative care is an evidence-based approach to expand the reach of mental health care within primary care clinics. Currently, a significant proportion of the population with mental health needs receive no mental health care at all or are left to utilizing emergency services. Those who do receive care, do so exclusively through the primary care system. This session will discuss how the collaborative care team has built a PHQ9 depression screening program through the electronic health record (EHR) within primary care clinics, prompting Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) to screen eligible patients. Positively-screened patients enter the CCT registry followed by services which ensue include SW (behavioral health care navigator) outreach within 7 days, a multi-disciplinary care team based weekly rounding program, and subsequent consultation by psychiatrists to PCP’s on how to initiate treatment for their patient within primary care.

Neha Gupta, MD
Medical Director, Adult Collaborative Care
Rush University Medical Center

11:00am – 11:45am

Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care at NewYork-Presbyterian

Digital health tools that create opportunities to connect with providers hold considerable promise for improving access and quality of care for patients with behavioral health needs. In NewYork-Presbyterian’s Ambulatory Care Network (ACN), a collection of regional practices predominantly treating Medicare and Medicaid patients, the behavioral health needs of youth often remain unmet. In 2018, NYP began implementing a school-based behavioral health program to provide students convenient access and screening for behavioral health needs. Recently, NYP has begun an ADHD medication management program to further address treatment challenges. This session will discuss NYP’s strategy, implementation, and lessons learned in deploying digital health technologies to improve behavioral health in this population.

Tatiana Blue, MPH
Project Lead – IT Innovation
New York-Presbyterian

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Integrating Behavioral Health and Care Coordination

This session will discuss a health plan’s perspectives on programs and strategies surrounding the integration of Behavioral Health and care coordination. The talk will explore focusing on a wholistic member approach and combining population health methodologies. This presentation will also review implementations and successful outcomes.

Crystal Beckford, RN, MSA
Vice President, Regional Care Coordination
Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Reducing Overexposure to Opioids: An Integrated Health Care System Approach

This session will discuss how a superregional healthcare system developed a successful roadmap to address the opioid epidemic. The early journey was built around accountability to educational standards for safe prescribing through the development of point of service tools and strong governance. The talk will reveal how the Pain Management Institute was developed to give providers and their patients a resource and referral options for those with comorbidities, including other behavioral health concerns, and/or chronic pain and expanded the scope beyond opioids to include all controlled substances. Ultimately, the internal roadmap was strengthened through unique external partnerships throughout the region.

Randy Jernejcic, MD, MMM
Vice President of Clinical Integration
University Hospitals

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Panel Discussion: Strategies to Enhance Behavioral Health Care Integration

This Panel Discussion will explore innovative strategies to enhance behavioral health care integration. The Panel of experts will share their perspectives and experience on case studies, how to achieve successful integration and collaborative care strategies.

Cheryl Crowe MS, RN
Director, Behavioral Health Services
OSF Healthcare System

Therese Harper, PhD
Integrated Care Program Director
Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Caring for Complex Behavioral Issues in Patients on the Medical Wards

Often medically ill patients have complex psychiatric and substance related comorbidities. These complex psychosocial dynamics can often create challenges on a busy inpatient service. This session will discuss the factors that can affect health outcomes and hospital metrics for efficient, high quality clinical care. The talk will reveal how how to effectively integrate behavioral and addiction services in the care of patients for the most beneficial outcomes.

Dr. Dahlia Rizk, MPH
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Past President Medical Board
Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Associate Professor
Icahn School of Medicine
Vice President of Physician Affairs and Access Services
Mount Sinai Downtown

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Building a Sustainable TeleBehavioral Telemedicine Program: A system Wide Approach to Virtual Care and Innovation

Children’s Health Virtual Care currently operates in over 118 schools throughout North Texas. Within the School-Based Telehealth program, behavior healthcare is a service in many of these school sites with over 10,000 children served across 36 sites, including 14 community-based clinics. This session will provide an inside look into the strategy used to develop an expansive and sustainable virtual behavior health care in the pediatric population. In addition to school telehealth and education, Children’s Health Dallas delivers TeleBehavioral care to its employees and their dependents through the Children’s Health Virtual Visit direct to consumer app. The session will provide insight into the nuts and bolts of building a thriving behavioral virtual care network – driven by positive patient outcomes and data.

Tamara Perry, BA-SLP, MA IOC
Senior Director Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation
Children’s Health

5:00pm

End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am

Building a Data Driven Foundation to Deliver Effective and Sustainable Behavioral Health within Primary Care

It is estimated that up to 70% of primary care visits can be attributed to a psychosocial issue, suggesting that a majority of primary care utilization by adults with physical ailments may actually be prompted by a primary behavioral health condition. Within primary care, insufficient resources are often dedicated to behavioral health not because of a lack of awareness but rather competing priorities and a lack of time are to blame. Increasing standards of documentation consume a majority of primary care providers’ time placing these providers at risk of burnout potentially decreasing their buy in for behavioral health integration initiatives. Developing automated analytics to better understand the patient coming into the primary care office from both a system and patient level perspective can provide the solid foundation required for successful behavioral health integration. The translation of that analytic intelligence into targeted behavioral health interventions increases the likelihood of efficient, high quality, and cost-effective care, without further burdening the primary care provider.

Justin Zelenka, MD
Instructor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester Health Lab Internal Medicine Lead
University of Rochester Medical Center

9:00am – 9:45am

Treating the Trifecta: Innovative Programming Addressing Those With Serious Mental Illness, Medical Conditions, and Social Health Needs

Poorly controlled mental illness is commonly accompanied by poor self-efficacy and coping skills and strain on supportive relationships. Subsequently, many individuals become destitute and reside in communities that suffer with crime, homelessness, food insecurity and other poor social health conditions. Now add to this scenario, poorly controlled diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. In order to obtain and maintain longitudinal health, behavioral, physical and social health needs should be evaluated and addressed. The Center for Hope and Healing is a flexible and convenient program for those challenged with the trifecta of complex needs. Integrated professionals seek multidimensional, creative solutions to address a broad array of concerns unique to individuals and their families.

Diane Bohner MD, FACP, MS, CHCQM-PHYADV
Medical Director for Carelink, Special Populations
Medical Director for Carelink Community Team
Senior Physician Advisor, Utilization Management
Christiana Care Health System

09:45am – 10:30am

Ready for Reform: Designing a Model Behavioral Health System

This session will explore how one health care foundation worked with the state administration and a community advisory committee to develop a roadmap for behavioral health care improvements. The talk will discuss how a combination of policy and research initiatives as well as strategic community investments have fueled the momentum for change.

Audrey Shelto
President
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

10:30am – 11:00am

Networking & Refreshments Break

11:00am – 11:45am

Impact of Loneliness on Health, Well-being and Productivity

Most modifiable health risk factors are taken very seriously. Healthcare providers, health plans and governmental organizations like CDC and NIH work together on national, regional and state initiatives focusing on smoking cessation, obesity reduction, promotion of physical activity and reducing unhealthy use of alcohol. We now need to work together to elevate attention to loneliness as a very potent modifiable health risk factor and to initiate action together. This session will review and summarize the voluminous data that demonstrates the corrosive impact of loneliness on health and well-being and we will do a quick exercise. The talk will pivot to the impact of loneliness on workplace productivity and summarize that body of research.

Karen Lloyd, Ph.D., LP
Senior Director, Behavioral Health and Resilience
Health Partners

11:45am – 12:30pm

Show me the Outcomes: Identification and Monitoring Value and Success

As the health care industry shifts from volume to value, the landscape of integrating behavioral health services into primary care is changing. This session will discuss how developing a data dashboard is essential to monitor the value, successes, and problem areas of any program. Data dashboards visually track, analyze, and display key performance indicators and metrics. The talk will explain how data dashboards are critical in monitoring and communicating implementation efforts and objectives of integrated primary care. The presentation will examine various metrics to monitor implementation of integrated primary care, as well as compare different methods to display results. Lastly, the session will discuss effective practices for sharing results with staff.

Tawnya Meadows, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Co-Chief of Behavioral Health in Primary Care – Pediatrics
Geisinger Health System
Assistant Professor
Temple University

12:30pm

Conference Concludes

Workshop – Tuesday, July 16, 2019

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shifting To Value Based Care and Payment Arrangements and Incorporating Behavioral Healthcare Into the New Healthcare Delivery

Workshop participants will learn about what has worked and hasn’t worked in the journey to value-based care. As providers and payers move from FFS models to those that link quality and value to payment, there have been challenges and rewards, and this workshop will explore some of those situations.

After an overview of selected current value-based models that incorporate behavioral health, outcomes related to cost and quality and challenges to implementation and operation of models, workshop participants will share their own stories about the path to value-based care. Through group discussion, participants will identify their goals in moving to value based care, challenges and experiences they faced and how they overcame those, the impact of the changes they made, and what comes next. Participants will explore ideas ranging from practical techniques in value based care models to model redesign and how those might be implemented.

Potential topics for discussion include:
• Integrated care models (Global payment models – risks and solutions)
• The development of effective partnerships
• Infrastructure and administrative challenges
• Readiness to move to value based care
• Pitfalls in moving to value and how organizations can better prepare
• Financial risks and solutions
• Data needed for success
• Referrals from primary care
• Care coordination through HIT
• Quality measurement and outcomes

Catherine Sreckovich
Director, Health Care Consulting
MYERS AND STAUFFER LC

A new addition to Myers and Stauffer, Ms. Sreckovich has more than 30 years of experience working with state healthcare payers, providers and managed care organizations to transform healthcare delivery and financing systems. She has served as a senior advisor to health care providers, government and commercial payers, state legislators and their staff, and executive branch of government, focusing on development of health insurance performance improvement strategies, government program financing and policies, Medicaid managed care programs and business operations. Her most recent work has focused on initiatives to integrate physical and behavioral health across provider and payer environments. She has also directed numerous engagements focused on providing training to stakeholders related to behavioral health. She has developed learning collaboratives, webinars, seminars and other learning activities. She is an experienced public speaker on topics related to value-based purchasing, behavioral health integration, managed care contracting, provider payment, regulatory and health care billing compliance and claims data processing and analyses.

Featured Speakers

Susan Hawk, MS, PCC-S, LSW, CGP

Susan Hawk, MS, PCC-S, LSW, CGP

System Director Behavioral Health

Bon Secours Mercy Health
Thomas Lutzow, Ph.D.

Thomas Lutzow, Ph.D.

President, Chief Executive Officer

Independent Care Health Plan
Neha Gupta, MD

Neha Gupta, MD

Medical Director, Adult Collaborative Care

Rush University Medical Center
Tatiana Blue, MPH

Tatiana Blue, MPH

Project Lead – IT Innovation

New York-Presbyterian
Crystal Beckford, RN, MSA

Crystal Beckford, RN, MSA

Vice President, Regional Care Coordination

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Randy Jernejcic, MD, MMM

Randy Jernejcic, MD, MMM

Vice President of Clinical Integration

University Hospitals
Cheryl Crowe, MS, RN

Cheryl Crowe, MS, RN

Director, Behavioral Health Services

OSF Healthcare System
Therese Harper, PhD

Therese Harper, PhD

Integrated Care Program Director

Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction
Dr. Dahlia Rizk, MPH

Dr. Dahlia Rizk, MPH

Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, Past President Medical Board

Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Associate Professor
Icahn School of Medicine
Vice President of Physician Affairs and Access Services
Mount Sinai Downtown
Tamara Perry, BA-SLP, MA IOC

Tamara Perry, BA-SLP, MA IOC

Senior Director Operations, Virtual Health and Innovation

Children’s Health
Justin Zelenka, MD

Justin Zelenka, MD

Instructor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester Health Lab Internal Medicine Lead

University of Rochester Medical Center
Diane Bohner, MD, FACP, MS, CHCQM-PHYADV

Diane Bohner, MD, FACP, MS, CHCQM-PHYADV

Medical Director for Carelink, Special Populations, Medical Director for Carelink Community Team, Senior Physician Advisor, Utilization Management

Christiana Care Health System
Audrey Shelto

Audrey Shelto

President

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Karen Lloyd, Ph.D., LP

Karen Lloyd, Ph.D., LP

Senior Director, Behavioral Health and Resilience

Health Partners
Tawnya Meadows, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Tawnya Meadows, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Co-Chief of Behavioral Health in Primary Care - Pediatrics

Geisinger Health System
Assistant Professor
Temple University
Catherine Sreckovich

Catherine Sreckovich

Director, Health Care Consulting

MYERS AND STAUFFER LC
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  • Cancellations received 3 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $185. Cancellation received less than 3 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

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What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket

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