Medicaid, Medicare and Duals Health Plans are recognizing the importance of integrating behavioral and primary care for complex populations, as well as their role in addressing the opioid epidemic. This conference will explore the strategies they are using to deliver whole person care, and how they are using technology, payment models, and targeted treatment strategies to minimize barriers to care, improve access, boost member engagement, and reduce ER visits. With a section dedicated to addressing Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder, it will explore areas such as identifying those at risk for OUD/SUD, using Medication-Assisted Treatment, taking a value- added approach to opioid addiction, and alternative pain management therapies.
Specifically, the event will target these key areas:


  • Developing A Whole Person Care Model to Coordinate Physical and Behavioral Care
  • Addressing Disparities in Behavioral Health by Delivering Culturally Competent Care Implementing a Comprehensive 1115 Waiver to Transform Behavioral Health
  • Developing a Targeted Care Strategy for Complex Members: Coordinating Care to Reduce ED Visits and Readmissions Among Members with Behavioral Health Needs
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Telehealth Programs to Integrate Behavioral Health in Primary Care


  • Amplifying Substance Use Outcomes with App-Based Motivational Incentives
  • Arizona's Opioid Management Strategy: An Inside Look at the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act
  • Supporting the Reimbursement of Alternative Pain Management and Non-Opioid Therapies

DynamiCare Health

David R. Gastfriend, M.D., DFASAM

Chief Medical Officer
AARP Arizona

Leonard Kirschner

Immediate Past President
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Angela Lynn, RN, MSN, BSN,CCM

Director of Care Management
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Cynthia Mulder

Administrative Director of Pain Management & Palliative Medicine
Community Health Plan of Washington

Stephanie Shushan

Senior Analyst, Integrated Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Geisinger Health Plan

Stacey Staudenmeier, LSW, MHA

AVP, Behavioral Health and Health Choices
Affinity Health Plan

Michelle Squire, MSN, RN, CCM

Manager, Case Management
Educational Underwriter
  • Strategic Solutions Network (SSN), based in Boca Raton, FL, is the parent company of the Medicare Risk Adjustment & Revenue Management Management, Plus Quality and Star Ratings and a series of related conferences.
Who Should Attend:

From Health Plans and Medicaid/Government Entities

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • Chief of Psychiatry
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President and Directors of:
    • ⁃ Behavioral Health
      ⁃ Integrated Care
      ⁃ Care Management
      ⁃ Case Management
      ⁃ Clinical Services
      ⁃ Health Services
      ⁃ Pharmacy
      ⁃ Quality
      ⁃ Contracting
      ⁃ Provider Relations
      ⁃ Managed Care
      ⁃ Policy Form

From Treatment and Recovery Facilities, Hospitals, and Health Systems:

  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Vice Presidents and Executive Directors
    • ⁃ Behavioral Health
      ⁃ Pharmacy
      ⁃ Business Development
      ⁃ Operations