Tuesday, April 28, 2020
07:00 - 7:50

Continental Breakfast

7:50 - 8:00

Chairperson’s Welcome

8:00 - 8:30

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

8:30 - 9:00

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

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

9:00 - 9:30

Transformation in the Last Frontier: Lessons Learned in Implementing a Comprehensive 1115 Waiver for Behavioral Health

Albert E. Wall,Deputy Commissioner,Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

9:30 - 10:00

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, CCM,Manager, Case Management,Affinity Health Plan Services

10:00 - 10:40

Developing Innovative Strategies for Engaging Members with Serious Mental Illness

Roanna Newton,Program Manager, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services,North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Kate Barrow,Community Engagement Specialist, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services,North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

10:40 - 11:10

Morning Refreshment Break

11:10 - 11:50 Panel Discussion

Creating Targeted Engagement Strategies for Vulnerable Populations: Supporting the Member Throughout the Behavioral Health Journey

11:50 - 12:20 Panel Discussion

Implementing Evidence-Based Telehealth Programs to Integrate Behavioral Health in Primary Care

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



1:20-2:00 Panel Discussion

Telemental Health Care Strategies: Leveraging Telehealth and Other Technologies to Offer Behavioral Therapies, Treat OUD and Increase the Reach of Existing Providers to Rural and Underserved Communities


Shifting from Fee for Service to Value Based Payments for Behavioral Health Services: Building on Existing Models Developed for Primary Care


Leveraging Data and Screening Tools to Identify Members At Risk for Development Opioid Use Disorder


Afternoon Refreshment Break


Amplifying Substance Use Outcomes with App-Based Motivational Incentives

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


The SUD Continuum:  A Managed Care Viewpoint

Kieran D. Hurley, Esq.,Director, Behavioral Health Programs,CareSource

Gregg Pieples, MSW, LSW,Enterprise Substance Use Disorder Program Lead,CareSource


Expanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Members with OUD: Eliminating Barriers to Treatment and Incentivizing a Collaborative Team-Based Approach


Gateway Health’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic: The PATHway Project- Perinatal Addiction Treatment Health-home

Lakshmi K. Reddy, MD,Medical Director,Gateway Health

Cheryl L. Holtzman,Manager, Perinatal Case Management, Clinical Operations,Gateway Health


Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Taking a Value-Added Approach to Opioid Addiction: Partnering with Providers to Identify Misuse, Reduce Opioid Prescribing, and Treat Opioid Use Disorder as a Chronic Condition

  • Know and understand your community
  • Educate your Provider Network
  • Empower your members
  • Create Collaborations

Jose Diaz-Luna,Vice President of Pharmacy, Trusted Health Plan,District of Columbia


Developing Services to Respond to SUD Reform and Measuring Financial Impact


Considerations for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Special Populations


Developing an Opioid Management Strategy for Vulnerable, Higher Frequency Populations

Jennifer Strohecker, PharmD, BCPS, Director, Bureau of Healthcare Policy and Authorization, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing,Utah Department of Health


Morning Refreshment Break

10:30-11:10 Panel Discussion

Taking a Collaborative Approach Toward Facilitating Access to OUD Treatment and Overcoming Barriers to Care


Transitioning OUD Patients from the Emergency Room to Outpatient Services

Lee Peebles, LCSW, CSAC,Manager of Behavioral Health and ARTS Services,Virginia Premier


Improving Network Adequacy for Behavioral Health Services: Ensuring Timely Access to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Providers


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

Cynthia Mulder,Administrative Director of Pain Management & Palliative Medicine,Englewood Hospital and Medical Center


Conclusion of Conference