Capitalizing on Medical-Behavioral Healthcare Integration (MBHI)

Venue: Wyndham Chicago

Location: Chicago, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 24, 2008
Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2008
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In creating a conference to provide clear strategies for health plans and employers to achieve better patient results and cost savings, I am delighted to present an outcomes-based conference. The speakers bring tremendous passion to their results of integration, lessons learned and best practices. In developing this conference with over 200 professionals from health plans and employers, I would like to share with you the 10 issues most cited:

Measuring the impact of integration on quality and cost.
Reimbursement for integrated care: identifying what qualifies as a behavioral health problem and a medical problem.
Finding integration models that get down to the practical details needed to run an efficient program.
How to treat underlying problems not just symptoms.
Effective communication between medical healthcare providers and behavioral healthcare providers regarding referrals, treatment plans and medication coordination.
Integrating behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare case management.
Overcoming opposition to integration of services by primary healthcare doctors who oppose unified services.
Capitalizing on existing employee assistance programs that readily offer appropriate referrals and services.
Employers all too often fail to truly understand behavioral healthcare and utilize tools available to help employees cope.
Translating the theory of integration into effective practice to yield measurable results and cost savings.
What You Can Expect From Attending This Conference

You can expect an event that is 100% focused on successful strategies on how to overcome these 10 challenges and more. The speaking faculty provides solutions, best practices and interactive discussions on all the critical issues to insure successful medical-behavioral healthcare integration.

2008 Content Highlights

We are honored to present our keynote speakers, Dr. David Whitehouse, and Dr. Rhonda Robinson Beale of United Behavioral Health. Their presentations will share leading-edge thoughts combined with actionable strategies.

Hear precisely how:

Anthem BCBS/WellPoint achieves integration success with a practical model of medical and behavioral healthcare integration that simultaneously contains costs and improves quality of care
Aetna leverages the value of integration by improving member engagement
Denver Managed Care Health Plans overcomes the challenges of communication and co-location
North Shore-LIJ Health System benefits from their simple strategy of preliminary screening systems to prevent the high costs of acute interventions
HealthPartners achieves seamless collaboration between case management and disease management
About the 2008 Workshops

Outcomes-Informed Care and Performance Management: Implication of Behavioral Healthcare Integration
This workshop focuses on measurement concepts, research and emerging methods. Be ready to learn specific measurement and performance feedback methods and leave with practical knowledge that can be applied in your own setting with your members.

Strategic Interventions for Medical-Behavioral Healthcare Integration to Maximize Efficiency and Quality of Care and Minimize Costs
At this workshop you learn techniques for selection of “Best in Class” vendors versus “One Stop Shopping,” integration of access and care coordination between Employee Assistance Programs and Managed Behavioral Health Services. Discover communication and training strategies with primary care physicians, including the development of a community initiative on depression.
Why Attend

Key Benefits

Learn multiple perspectives and real-world solutions for behavioral medical healthcare integration
Uncover the true value of care management including the medical home model
Improve patient outcome measurement processes and accurately measure ROI
Discover 15 best practices including capitalizing on joint case-management rounds to increase the effectiveness of integration
Coordinate care delivery at all levels: prevention, disease management and case management to promote efficiency, quality of care and patient outcomes
Leverage simple behavioral health screenings to reduce the costs of acute care interventions
Improve communications between primary care and mental health
Enable primary care physicians to seamlessly make behavioral health referrals
Utilize relevant metrics and patient outcomes to evaluate success
Reduce productivity loss by enhanced understanding of the connection between behavioral health and physical health to better meet the needs of employees