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2019 Spring Conference
Sponsors & Exhibitors
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Afia   Orientation Luncheon & Jim Link Book Sponsor
Credible   Exhibitor
DATIS   Exhibitor
Dickinson Wright   Wi-Fi Sponsor
Genoa Healthcare   Wednesday Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor
Genoa Telepsychiatry   Exhibitor
Healthcare Services Group   Exhibitor
Holmusk   Wednesday Afternoon Break Sponsor
Iris Telehealth   Exhibitor
Martyn Family Foundation   Education Sponsor
Mend   Exhibitor
MHRRG/Negley Associates   Leadership Incubator Sponsor & Exhibitor
Netsmart   Innovation Incubator Sponsor & Exhibitor
Owl Insights   Exhibitor
PharmBlue   Exhibitor
Qualifacts Systems, Inc.   App & Charging Stations Sponsor & Exhibitor
TenEleven Group
Welligent   Exhibitor
Tuesday, May 14:  Pre-Conference Sessions
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Leadership Incubator
 Sponsored by: MHRRG/Negley Associates

How to Lead, Partner and Ensure Performance in the Shift to Value-Based Payments

Presented by: Terros Health President & CEO Peggy Chase, Emergence Health Network CEO Kristen Daugherty, Tri-County Mental Health Services CEO Tom Petrizzo, Chestnut Health Systems VP of Behavioral Health Orville Mercer, and EXCELL Partners Founding Partner and Executive Consultant Paul M. Duck

Learn the ins and outs of transitioning to value-based payments and hear your mhca peers share their experiences with the VBP-related contracting process, cultural changes, organizational and individual performance metrics and KPIs. You’ll leave with practical steps you can take to help your organization transition and thrive!

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 Innovation Incubator
 Sponsored by: Netsmart

Community Need as a Driver of Innovation - Community Problem Solving as a Business Model 

Facilitated by: Dialog Group CEO Mark de L. Thompson and La Frontera Arizona, Inc. President & CEO Dan Ranieri, PhD 

Join us for a powerful discussion on how to escape the commodity trap and unlock hidden value in your community. You’ll leave with a community problem-solver mindset and a better understanding of how to craft a powerful value proposition that will resonate in the new behavioral healthcare marketplace.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 Welcome Reception
 Sponsored by:  mhca

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, May 15

7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:00 am
 Welcome & General Session

Creativity without the Voodoo - A Practical Plan for More Creativity

Presented by: International Speaker, Innovation Consultant and Author Jim Link

Warning: This is not your clichéd creativity workshop. No silly games. No wacky hats. Just the truth about the work required to become better thinkers. Jim Link strips the mystery from creativity and reveals it for what it is—a skill that with some effort anyone can master. With immediate application to your organization, Jim’s session will forever change how you think about creativity.

10:00 am - 10:30 am  Break
10:30 am - Noon  General Session (continues)

What Employers Want in Healthcare - It’s Not What You Think!

Presented by: Sally Welborn,Welborn Advisory Services

While only 6% of employers contracted directly with healthcare providers in 2018, 22% are considering it for 2019. Employ-ers like Walmart are developing a number of more narrowly defined partnerships through Centers of Excellence to pro-vide their associates access with top-flight facilities and specialists. Join us to explore the history of employers’ attention to healthcare, how this market is evolving, and what this means for you as a behavioral healthcare provider.

Noon - 1:30 pm

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

Noon - 1:30 pm

 Orientation Luncheon (invitation only)
 Sponsored by:  Afia

 1:30 - 3:00 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Beyond the Ping-Pong Table: How to Truly Build a Creative Culture

Presented by: International Speaker, Innovation Consultant and Author Jim Link

Even your most creative employees cannot overcome a company culture that discourages using it. While there is no magic bullet for building a creative culture, two practices greatly improve your odds for more innovation: 1) how your organiza-tion generates ideas, and 2) how management reacts to ideas. During this hands-on, interactive session. Learn the optimal way to do both.

Measurement Based Care: An Essential Component of High Quality Behavioral Healthcare

Presented by: The Joint Commission’s Director of Research Scott Williams PsyD, and Executive Director of Behavioral Health-care Julia Finken BSN MBA CPHQ CSSBB

Measurement-based care is rapidly emerging as an essential component of care, treatment and services. Join us to discuss the criteria for organizations to select a standardized instrument that is meaningful for the populations served and explore practical applications for the use of data collected from standardized instruments to improve outcomes for individuals and populations served.

 3:00 - 3:30 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:30 - 5:00 pm

 Breakout Sessions

A Better Way to Control Healthcare Costs - Navigating Benefit Decisions with Advocacy, Transparency & Innovation

Presented by: Medova Healthcare Financial Group President & CEO Daniel Whitney

This presentation will provide a macro-level overview of current trends in group health benefits and discuss a variety of key developments within the industry that provide small to mid-sized employers with more strategic options for managing costs while still providing great benefits for employees. Discussion will center around the shifting trends towards self-funding, the growth of healthcare consumerism, the role of new healthcare delivery models and the broadening discussion surrounding patient advocacy, price transparency and meaningful wellness integration.

A Deeper Dive into Direct Contracting with Employers

Presented by: Sally Welborn, Welborn Advisory Services

Learn more about direct contracting with employers and how to develop the right strategy and connections to work effec-tively with employers in your market.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

  Sponsored by: Genoa Healthcare 

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, May 16

 7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 am - 10:00 am

 General Session

Is Community Mental Health Destined to Share Homo Habilis’ Fate?

Presented by: Health Management Associates Principal Josh Rubin

Healthcare delivery systems all across the country are in a state of rapid and radical transformation. Whereas once we asked ‘What will community behavioral health provider be?’ - now we must ask, ‘Will community behavioral health providers be?’ This session will explicate the trends buffeting community behavioral healthcare providers, and compare their role in an evolving service delivery system to Homo Habilis’ role in human evolution.

 10:00 am - 10:30 am

 Morning Break

 10:30 am - Noon

 General Session (continues)

Medication Matters - Causes & Solutions to Medication Nonadherence

Presented by: Medical Director for The National Council for Behavioral Health Dr. Joseph Parks

The Medical Director Institute convened a diverse group of clinicians, administrators, policymakers, researchers, innovators, educators, advocates, peer specialists and payers for a two-day meeting focused on in-depth review and analysis of treatment adherence that integrated multiple perspectives. This presentation of the expert panel’s considerations and recommenda-tions covers an environmental scan describing the extent of nonadherence and its impacts, solutions based on research and experience in the field and actionable recommendations specifically for behavioral healthcare.

 Noon - 1:30 pm

 Grab Lunch with a Few of Your mhca Peers

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

How Do Community Behavioral Healthcare Providers Avoid Evolutionary Oblivion?

Facilitated by: Health Management Associates Principal Josh Rubin

As great as Homo habilis’ contributions were to human evolution, nobody wants to go extinct. This workshop will consist of a facilitated conversation how community behavioral health agencies can leverage the changes in their environment to improve the care they are able to offer their clients, and their value to their communities. Topics of conversation will include integration with the medical system, integration with social services systems, measurement-based care, merger and acquisi-tion strategies, and other strategic options raised by the workshop participants.

2020’s Opioid Crisis - Shaping the Future of Treatment

Presented by: Genoa Healthcare's Senior Telepsychiatry Partnerships Manager David Theobald, CODAC VP for Clinical Services Dan Barden MS LISAC and Trinity Mental Health Service LLC Louis Duchin MD

For individuals with dual diagnoses across addiction & behavioral health, access and adherence to complex medication regimes is critical for positive clinical outcomes, overall cost of care, and quality of life. Fortunately, there is a new tailwind supporting access to Medication Assisted Therapy rendering psychiatrists, APRNS, and FNPs who provide telepsychiatry and tele-MAT increasingly important. Join us for a panel presentation and discussion Medication Assisted Therapy, includ-ing promising business models and cautionary tales.

 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  General Session

Bright Ideas Roundup

Facilitated by: Comprehensive Healthcare CEO Jodi Daly and Wasatch Mental Health CEO Juergen Korbanka

Join your peers to discuss what you learned during the conference, how you’ll implement new ideas, and what lingering questions you have. This is a great opportunity to get to know your peers and learn from their unique perspectives.

 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Rick Doucet MA

 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 Closing Reception
 Sponsored by:  mhca

All attendees and their travel companions are invited to join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, May 17 
 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  MHRRG Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Margaret Labarta PhD

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