Speaker Presentation
Module #1 Behavioral Health
Wednesday,April 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Developing A Whole Person Care Model to Coordinate Physical and Behavioral Care

  • Overview of the Geisinger Health Plan Care Management Team (BH/PH)
  • Referrals and stratification within the care team
  • Goals of the expanded team
    • Early Outcomes/Expected Outcomes

Stacey Staudenmeier, LSW, MHA, AVP,Behavioral Health and Health Choices, Geisinger Health Plan


Behind the Mask: Addressing Disparities in Behavioral Health by Delivering Culturally Competent Care

  • Gain insight into racial and ethnic disparities in behavioral health
  • Discuss ways to deliver culturally competent care and improve access to care
  • Discuss ways to better integrate physical and behavioral health
  • Hear strategies to deliver behavioral health in a value-based model

Angela Lynn,Director, Care Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


Developing a Targeted Care Strategy for Complex Members: Coordinating Care to Reduce ED Visits and Readmissions Among Members with Behavioral Health Needs

Michelle Squire, MSN, RN, CCMManager, Case Management,Affinity Health


Implementing Telehealth Programs to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services

  • Adopting the Collaborative Care Model to expand primary care capacity to manage complex patients and leverage limited psychiatric provider resources
  • Development of partnerships to advance behavioral health service delivery 
  • Successes and challenges of implementing telehealth

Stephanie Shushan, MHA, Senior Analyst, Integrated Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Community Health Plan of Washington

Module #2 Opioid Management
Wednesday,April 29, 2020 02:00pm - 3:30pm ET

Amplifying Substance Use Outcomes with App-Based Motivational Incentives

COVID-19 is disrupting SUD patient individual visits, groups, meds renewals (buprenorphine, methadone, etc.) & drug testing

  • Federal & state pandemic provisions are increasing flexibility, but provider systems need the tools
  • App-based remote services are here, now: Support Groups, Coaching, CBT, Med Reminders, Video Selfie Validation of Meds-taking
  • Even remote video selfie-based substance testing is available: for opioids, other drugs, alcohol and tobacco/vaping

    David R Gastfriend M.D., DFASAM, Co-Founder and CMO, DynamiCare Health


Opioids and the Virus: An Inside Look at Arizona’s Actions

Dr. Leonard Kirschner,Former Medicaid Director, AHCCCS


Supporting the Reimbursement of Alternative Pain Management and Non-Opioid Therapies

  • Discuss the role and benefits of CAM Integrative Medicine Modalities and Non- Pharmacological approaches to acute and chronic pain management.
  • Identify the importance of evidenced based outcomes in CAM therapies when partnering with providers to develop value-based payments through shared savings or bundling.
  • Review patient case studies using non-opioid therapies for pain management and addiction.
  • Experience a behavioral health approach that incorporates mindfulness skills and guided imagery to manage and reduce pain.

Cynthia Knorr-Mulder, MSN, AGPCNP-BCAdministrative Director of Pain Management & Palliative Medicine,Englewood Health Hospital and Physician’s Network


Closing remarks