Behavioral Health Management Summit
Improving Quality, Access & Coordination Across the Continuum of Care
January 31 – February 1, 2019 * The Venetian * Las Vegas, NV

Behavioral Health Management Summit








About the Conference

The landscape of behavioral healthcare is rapidly evolving. Over the next decade, insurance company consolidation, Medicaid expansion and accountability requirements will reshape the field. In order to improve treatment, outcomes and cut costs, health plans are taking proactive steps to ensure that their members receive access to quality behavioral healthcare. Behavioral health integration and management has moved to the forefront, and many health plans are now focusing their efforts on integrating behavioral and medical care.

This conference brings together health plan 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 health plans are overcoming existing hurdles and strategizing to create a more integrated system of behavioral healthcare. Key topics of discussion will include workflow challenges, care planning and coordination, innovations in integration, making integration financially beneficial, 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

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

Conference Agenda

Day One – Thursday, January 31, 2019

7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am
Keynote: Measuring Quality of Behavioral Healthcare
This keynote will address quality metrics using HEDIS and other various instruments for measurement. This will include barriers to behavioral health quality measurement, and strategies to enhance the development and use of quality measures by behavioral health providers, programs, payers and other stakeholders in the service of improving outcomes for individuals with behavioral health disorders.

9:00am – 9:45am
The Critical Role Behavioral Health Plays in the Success of Population Health
As hospitals and health systems work to develop population health strategies and integrate behavioral health into medical care to better serve their communities, health plans should be integrating their efforts within their organization. Integrating medical and behavioral health is a best practice for delivering holistic care. Through the integration, plans can better serve their members and providers by making sure both have access to the resources they need to improve health outcomes. This session will examine the key considerations in designing a sustainable and effective integrated behavioral health program, and how to leverage your program to differentiate your organization in the market.

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break

10:15am – 11:00am
Optimizing Team-Based Care Coordination
Integrated care requires multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination. But getting providers prepared to operate in an integrated environment is difficult and requires a culture of integration. In this session, explore how to create a culture change to support team-based care. Topics to be discussed will include:
- How to maximize resources
- Enhancing collaboration
- How to help providers transition to and succeed in new care settings

11:00am – 11:45am
Engaging and Motivating Members to Make Positive Behavioral Health Changes
This session will discuss how to enhance member engagement and help them optimize treatment options and improve treatment outcomes via sustainable behavioral change strategies. Topics to be discussed will include:
- Understanding member needs and preferences
- The value of keeping members engaged in care
- Making teams accountable for educating members
- Driving improved outcomes

11:45am – 1:00pm

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Behavioral Health Intervention Strategies to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a critical issue for payers and providers as they seek to coordinate strategies to slow, prevent and ultimately reverse the negative impact OUD has on individuals and communities. Health plans and providers must work together to develop strategies to combat this epidemic and reverse the trend of what has become the leading cause of injury death in the U.S. Topics to be addressed in this session will include:
- How to redesign integrated care to become a better resource for both providers and patients
- How to improve collaboration with providers to affect prescribing trends
- Programs to educate providers
- How health plans can leverage predictive analytics to deliver better clinical and financial outcomes
- Expand the continuum of care for the chronic disease of addiction
- Stratify risk across populations to focus on early intervention efforts

1:45pm – 2:30pm
Behavioral Data and Predicting Health Outcomes
This session will discuss how payers and providers are using predictive analytics to move into a proactive rather than reactive state of disease management, forming new care management programs and operationalizing population health management. Topics to be discussed will include:
- Advantages of predictive analytics in behavioral health
- How plans can best position themselves
- Leveraging data analytics to improve delivery of behavioral health services
- How delivering comprehensive and predictive insights allow key stakeholders to take a collaborative approach to care

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Networking & Refreshments Break

3:00pm – 4:15pm
Panel Discussion: Social Determinants of Behavioral Health
This panel will discuss programs that health plans are putting into place to positively impact health outcomes and the quality and cost of care of some of the highest utilizers. Topics to be discussed will include:
- Connecting members to critical services
- How to improve screening and interventions
- How to improve resource utilization
- The impact of social determinant programs on member health and cost of care
- Ways to reduce disparities in health outcomes

4:15pm – 5:00pm
The Impact of Virtual Behavioral Healthcare and What it Means for Payers
The need for virtual behavioral health is staggering. Part of the behavioral health crisis in the U.S. is due to the difficulty in finding and accessing qualified health practitioners in urban and rural areas. These barriers prevent thousands of people with behavioral health disorders every day from getting the care they need. Telehealth, which already is transforming the delivery of medical care, is opening new pathways to behavioral health care as well. Topics to be discussed will include:
- The role of telemedicine in behavioral health
- The numerous benefits of virtual behavioral health programs
- Ways to connect patients to the care they need, when they need it
- How to scale models to optimize resources
- The impact virtual care has on quality, productivity and reducing the cost of delivery
- Assessing the financial value and risk

End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, February 1, 2019

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am
Trends Driving Technology Innovation Opportunities in Behavioral Health
Many organizations have made huge strides to incorporate technological innovation to improve care for members. This session will discuss innovations taking place in the behavioral health field, and how they are improving member engagement.

9:00am - 09:45am
Community Engagement and Partnership Strategies
Health plans can expand their reach and improve access to members with behavioral health needs by creating strong community partnerships. Topics to be addressed in this session will include:
- Building relationships with community organizations
- Ensuring network adequacy to improve access to behavioral health services
- Developing networks to ensure access to critical services a the right level of care
- How building your network can enhance quality and reduce costs
- Gaining the interest and support of community stakeholders
- Engaging hard to reach populations who need behavioral health services the most
- Create more effective interventions for members with behavioral health needs
- Engaging hard to reach populations

09:45am – 10:30am
Facilitating Greater Payer-Provider Coordination
This session will address how improved payer-provider collaboration can lead to better patient care. Topics to be addressed will include:
- Best practices to promote better engagement and integration
- Systematic changes that lead to success
- How to design and deliver integrated, whole patient care
- Multidisciplinary care coordination strategies to support improved patient engagement

10:30am - 11:00am
Networking & Refreshments Break

11:00am – 11:45am
Integrating Behavioral Health in a Bundled Payment
Value-based models of care reference total cost of care but frequently focus just on physical health. Topics to be addressed in this session will include:
- Building a strategy for chronic episodes of care models and integrating a behavioral health component
- Building an integrated bundle
- Considerations to advance episode of care models with integrated behavioral and physical health

11:45am – 12:30pm
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
New payment models that reward providers for improving health outcomes and reducing costs provide an incentive for integrating primary care and behavioral health. Such integration has long been recommended but has been difficult to achieve because restrictive payment methods and practice patterns have impeded collaboration. And while there are still significant barriers, there are also several forces encouraging it, among them: new payment policies, including models that hold providers accountable for controlling overall costs, and demonstration programs led by Medicare and Medicaid. This session will address how payers can support providers through this integration.

Conference Concludes

Workshop – Thursday, January 31, 2019

5:30pm – 7:30pm
One of the biggest changes for behavioral health payers and providers is the shift from payment based on volume to payment based on value. As payers shift to incentivize providers for value over volume, behavioral health organizations are uniquely positioned for innovative funding opportunities. This workshop highlights the shifts in behavioral health financing and types of payment arrangements or contracts payers are interested in exploring with behavioral health providers. Learn how payers are connecting the nuts and bolts of contracting with their overall vision for a new health care delivery system. Topics to be discussed in this workshop will include:
- Transformation strategies and how to help providers prepare for value based payment
- Reimbursement strategies that enhance sustainability for integrated care
- Return on investment
- What to measure and what to incent as a payer
- Establishing the right quality measures and leveraging them to improve member health
- How to drive system change and meet the desired impact
- Improving quality at the provider and population level
- Explore common contract provisions and risk structures


The Venetian
3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

“Mention BRI Network to get discounted rate of $119/night”

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Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • 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.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

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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