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Four HMA Behavioral Health Experts Speaking at NatCon18

The National Council for Behavioral Health Conference, held April 23-25, will host more than 5,000 leaders in healthcare. Attendees will explore healthcare’s greatest innovations in practice improvement, financing, integrated health care, technology, policy and advocacy, and professional development. Four HMA behavioral health experts will be speaking at NatCon18.

Principals Heidi Arthur and Lynn Dierker are moderating a panel on:
The Business of Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Innovative Partnership Strategies to Build Sustainable Delivery System Capacity
Monday, April 23
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Widespread “awakening” about the profound impact of social factors’ on health – and costs – has led to new expectations of the health care delivery system for “whole person” interventions. State Medicaid programs are increasingly holding managed care organizations accountable to address social determinants of health (SDOH), and in turn, managed care organizations (MCOs) are focused on expanding community level strategies. This session will highlight the opportunities and challenges faced by behavioral health organizations and managed care plans to incorporate SDOH as part of holistic care management and sustainable business models. Diane Clarke of Operation PAR, located in Florida, and Sharon Raggio of Reunion Health, in Colorado, will profile the innovations they have accomplished. Representatives from two managed care organizations, including Gloria Wilder, MD, MPH CEO, Core Health & VP, Innovation and Preventive Health of Centene Corporation, and Catherine Anderson, Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategy at UnitedHealthcare, will offer their perspectives on SDOH strategies and leveraging community resources as part of new approaches to provider networks and community investments.

Principal Josh Rubin is presenting on:
No money no mission: Making VBP work for you
Monday, April 23
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
In this session, attendees will learn how to prepare for and negotiate a value-based contract for behavioral health services by assessing their organization’s operational readiness, capital reserves, and risk tolerance. Discussion will cover the content and benchmarking of performance indicators, as well as the determination about which payors to engage with and clients to cover.

Principal Meggan Schilkie is presenting on:
Provider Led Networks: IPAs, CCOs and Other Accountable Entities
Tuesday, April 24
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
To perform in a value-based healthcare marketplace, horizontal and vertical provider collaboration and integration is dramatically increasing. There is a growing rush to acquire or partner to form integrated networks capable of managing population health and handling the financing aspects of advanced payment. These range from administrative service organizations (ASOs) to independent practice associations (IPAs) to other provider-led accountable networks. You’ll get an overview of the similarities, differences, pros and cons of each with specific examples of successful network formation from locations around the country with an emphasis on the role of behavioral health providers as leaders, partners and contractors.

To learn more about these or any other sessions, visit the NatCon18 website.

Meet the HMA blog contributors

Heidi Arthur

Heidi Arthur, LMSW

New York, NY
Josh Rubin

Josh Rubin, MPP

Vice President, Client Solutions
New York, NY
Meggan Schilkie

Meggan Christman Schilkie

Chief Operating Officer
New York, NY