A national association of innovative & entrepreneurial
behavioral healthcare organizations
focused on the development of C-suite executives.

Agenda for 2016 Indianapolis, IN

Spring Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

a-train marketing communications, Inc. - Exhibitor - atrainmarketing.com
Askesis Development Group
- Exhibitor - www.askesis.com
BBC Technology Solutions - Exhibitor - www.bbctechnologysolutions.com
Care Management Technologies - Exhibitor - www.cmthealthcare.com
Credible Wireless- Exhibitor
- www.credibleinc.com
DATIS - Exhibitor
- www.datis.com/
Genoa - a QoL healthcare company - Exhibitor & Wednesday Reception/Dinner Sponsor - www.genoa-qol.com
Innovative Benefit Solutions - Exhibitor inbeso.com
Janssen Pharmacuticals - Exhibitor & General Sponsor www.janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com
Martyn Family Foundation - Education Sponsor www.martynfoundation.org/
mhca's Customer Satisfaction Management System - Exhibitor - www.mhca.com
MHRRG/Negley Associates - Exhibitor  - www.mhrrg.com

Netsmart Technologies - Exhibitor & WiFi Sponsor - www.ntst.com
PharmBlue, LLC - Exhibitor -www.pharmblue.com
Qualifacts Systems, Inc. - Exhibitor - www.qualifacts.com
Relias Learning - Exhibitor - www.reliaslearning.com
TenEleven Group - Exhibitor - www.10e11.com
- Exhibitor - www.valant.com

Tuesday, May 10

1-5 pm

Innovation Incubator

Managing Sustainable Primary Care Service Lines

Facilitator: Robert Dunbar, MPA, MEd, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
Panelists will include:
Amelia Clark, Vice President of Community Health, Meridian Health Services; Allen Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Adult & Child Center; Kim Newlin, Operations Director, Jane Pauley Community Health Center; and John Wernert MD, Secretary, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

From employed primary care physicians, to co-located service agreements, to telehealth, there are a range of new models for delivering a seamless primary/behavioral health care experience for consumers. But while these models are getting great reviews for improving the consumer experience and consumer outcomes, making them financially sustainable is a challenge. In this session, our panelists will explore the issue of sustainable primary care service lines. What reimbursement models are preferred? What is best practice in primary care operations and productivity management? In compensation of primary care professionals?

5-6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 11

7:30 am

Registration & Con. Breakfast

8:30 am - Noon

General Session

The Idea-Driven Organization- Unlocking the Power in Bottom-up Ideas

Presenter: Dr. Alan Robinson, Author/Educator/Speaker/Consultant

Knowing how to tap the enormous potential in bottom-up ideas is a core competency for any manager today. This session is about how high-performing idea processes work, and how to build and lead an idea-driven organization – one whose employees are solving problems and proposing improvement ideas, tied to management’s important goals, on a daily basis as a part of the organization’s culture and the way it operates.

10:30 am

Morning Break

Noon -
1:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

Orientation Luncheon by Invitation

1:30 - 3 pm

Breakout Sessions

Avoiding ER & Jail Admissions with RACs

Presenters: Edgewater Behavioral Health Services CEO Danita Johnson Hughes, Ph.D; Chief Crisis Officer Ronald Williams, MS, LCAC; and Chief Clinical Officer Timothy Thomas LCSW

The Rapid Access Center (RAC) is an innovative pilot program in which law enforcement, local hospitals and the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions work together to provide an alternative for adults in a mental health crisis, who are often homeless and suffering from co-occurring medical conditions. The program includes a 23-hour crisis stabilization unit and a short-term sub-acute unit. This presentation discusses the application of RAC programs to provide services that are client-centered and self-sustaining, reducing unnecessary emergency room usage and inappropriate incarceration.

The ServiceNet Experience

Presenters: Alan Robinson, Author/Educator/Speaker/Consultant, and ServiceNet CEO Sue Stubbs, Chief Information Officer James Saccento and Director of Quality Management Seth Dunn

ServiceNet has been implementing a high-performing idea system for a year and a half. This workshop will share that experience and articulate the lessons learned and the potential pitfalls to avoid, from leadership issues to the details of the processes that ServiceNet used to encourage, gather, and implement large numbers of ideas.

3 pm

Afternoon Break

3:15 -
4:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Care Management Approaches to Community Reintegration of the SPMI Population

Presenters: Grand Prairie Services President/CEO Sharronne Ward, Senior Director of Community Development Tim Moore, Director of Strategy and Business Development Brady Harden, Housing Coordinator Wendell Brown, Drop-in Upward Center Coordinator Adrien Teverbaugh and Medical Director Cynthia Thomas

Illinois is helping people transition from institutional settings to the community setting of their own homes. This session will provide an overview of the specific, person-centered processes employed to improve the lives of people who elect to make this life-changing transition.

Going Google @ Aspire: a Case for Disruption

Presenters: Aspire President & CEO Rich DeHaven, Executive VP & COO Barbara Scott, and Senior Director of Information Systems David Speicher

How can today’s healthcare leaders develop a scalable, secure, flexible infrastructure that allows the organization to achieve its strategic initiatives and focus on the true mission? For Aspire Indiana, the answer was disruption! See why Aspire opted to go Google. Learn about the power of search, collaborating instead of attaching, video conferencing, internal polling and feedback, and machine learning and assistance.

5-8 pm

Reception and Banquet

Hosted by: Genoa - a QoL Healthcare Company

Thursday, May 12

7:30 am

Registration & Con. Breakfast

8:30 -
10:15 am

General Session

Self-Direction: A Promising Approach to Meet Recovery Goals

Presenters: Kevin J. Mahoney, Ph.D., Professor, Boston College School of Social Work and Founding Director, National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services; Fran Silvestri, President and CEO, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL); Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Managers Pam Werner and Pat Carver

Learn the key elements of self-direction and discuss the Multi-State Demonstration and Evaluation that is underway. Representatives from Michigan will discuss implementation experiences and provide examples of the types of participants who have benefited from this option.

10:15 am

Morning Break

10:30 am - Noon

General Session

Care Management Decision Support Manual

Presenters: Robert Dyer, CEO, Foothills Behavioral Health Partners & Consultant to the mhca Care Management Taskforce; Mary Ruiz, CEO, Centerstone of Florida; and Margarita Labarta PhD, President & CEO of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

mhca’s Care Management Taskforce recognized the need to promote the delivery of effective and efficient care management and ultimately a Care Manager Decision Support Manual has been developed.  Learn how this new mhca product might be a valuable resource not only to your care managers, but also to the industry.

Noon -
1:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

Executive Committee Meeting

1:30-3 pm

Breakout Sessions

Reports Don’t Improve Outcomes - How To Make Meaningful Improvements Using the Data-to-Wisdom Continuum

Presenter: Alex Alexander, Co-Founder of TenEleven Group

Learn the 4 components of the Data-to-Wisdom Continuum and practical strategies for making data-informed changes enterprise-wide to ensure your agency is constantly evaluating and improving the services you provide.

Funding Options for Employee Benefits

Presenters: Assured Neace Lukens Managing Director, Partner & Attorney Eric Chelovitz, PhD, and Senior Account Executive David Spring

Should I be fully insured, self-funded or a variation? How do I know which is best for my company? Because employer budgets are being stretched tightly, many employers are considering their options. This session will provide an overview of each funding type with a focus on fully-insured vs. self-funded. Outlining the pros and cons of each will help you determine what is right for you. We will also help you understand how each of these programs fit into ACA.

3 pm

Afternoon Break

3:15 -
4:45 pm

Breakout Sessions


Facilitator: Dale Shreve, mhca President & CEO

Learn other members’ points of view on important topics currently facing behavioral healthcare leaders.

5-6:30 pm


Friday, May 13

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