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

Agenda for 2017 Scottsdale, AZ

2017 Fall Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Altruis - Exhibitor - www.altruis.com
Credible Wireless - Exhibitor - www.credibleinc.com
DATIS - Exhibitor - www.datis.com
Dominion Diagnostics - Exhibitor - www.dominiondiagnostics.com
Genoa - a QoL Healthcare Company - Reception & Dinner Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.genoa-qol.com
Genoa Telepsychiatry - Exhibitor - http://www.genoatelepsychiatry.com/
- Exhibitor - www.icentrix.com
Iris Telehealth - Exhibitor - www.iristelehealth.com
Janssen Pharmacuticals - General Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com
Legacy Benefits Group - Exhibitor - www.thelegacybenefitsgroup.com
Martyn Family Foundation - Education Sponsor - www.martynfoundation.org
MHRRG/Negley Associates - Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.mhrrg.com
Netsmart Technologies - App Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.ntst.com
NorthRock Pharmacy - Exhibitor - www.northrockpharmacy.com
PharmBlue - Exhibitor - www.pharmblue.com
Qualifacts Systems, Inc. - WiFi & Charging Station Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.qualifacts.com
Regroup Therapy - Exhibitor - www.regrouptherapy.com
Streamline Healthcare Solutions - Orientation Luncheon Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.streamlinehealthcare.com
Valant - Welcome Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor - www.valant.com
Welligent - Exhibitor - www.welligent.com


Tuesday, October 24

1 - 5 pm

 Innovation Incubator

Emerging Science Shaping Behavioral Health Service Delivery

Presenters: OPEN MINDS CEO Monica Oss, Center for Life Management President/CEO Victor Topo, Lantern Director of Marketing Ali Cherry, MyStrength CEO Scott Cousino, The Center for Mental Health’s Assistant Marketing Director Corey Cantrell 

From telehealth and applications for e-CBT to new treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy for disorders like treatment-resistant depression, the influx of new technologies and scientific discoveries require organizations to stay up to date on technologies and offer innovative new services to remain competitive in the marketplace. Join us for an overview of emerging technologies, illustrated through specific case studies, and followed by candid audience discussion.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

 Welcome Reception
Sponsored by:  Valant

Wednesday, October 25

 7:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:00 am General Session

Understanding & Navigating Market Shifts in Finance, Tech, and Emerging Competition

Presenter: OPEN MINDS CEO Monica Oss

Behavioral health executives need to continuously monitor market changes and develop strategies and infrastructure for success. Join us for an executive update on the market shifts taking place in finance, technology, and emerging competition, including the value-based purchasing landscape.

 10:00 - 10:15 am   Morning Break
 10:15 - 11:45 am  General Session (continued)

Industry Network Trends: How Payors and CMHCs Can Innovate for the Future

Presenter: Optum SVP for Network Strategy Deb Adler

Learn how Optum is working with CMHCs to facilitate value-based contracts and other reimbursement strategies to reward both medical and behavioral outcomes; how you can incorporate industry trends like mobile applications, social media and telemental health into your business plan; and, get a payor’s perspective on legislative changes that could impact CMHCs.

 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

 Lunch On Your Own

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

INNOVATION!!! In Search of Personalized Psychiatry in Community Mental Health

Presenters: Centerstone of Tennessee CEO Robert Vero and CMO Karen Rhea

What is all the buzz about genes, alleles, homozygous, and heterozygous? This presentation will familiarize attendees with the possible benefits of using pharmacogenomic testing to provide another data element for choosing pharmacotherapy and dosing strategy for patients with psychiatric illnesses. This is an innovative strategy in psychiatry, not yet broadly utilized; however, data are being collected to assess the utility of this approach in terms of both clinical care and healthcare costs.

Creating an Integrated Care Center - What it Really Takes

Presenters: Thresholds CEO Mark Ishaug and VP Primary and Mental Health Integration Sheila O'Neill;  Heartland Health Centers COO Letty Sargant; Landon Bone Baker Architects Principal Jeff Bone; and  Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, Regional VP Natasha Hennessy

Join us for a panel discussion on the realities, challenges and opportunities for co-located, integrated healthcare - and the financing, technology, regulatory, cultural, clinical support, physical space, and more it takes to make it work.

 3 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Behavioral Health Update from Washington, DC

Presenter: National Council for Behavioral Health Sr. Vice President, Public Policy and Practice Improvement, Chuck Ingoglia

Get the most up to date information on behavioral health policy, regulatory and funding decisions in DC, and the implications of these developments for behavioral health organizations.

Using Predictive Modeling to Maximize Clinician Time and Effectiveness

Presenter:  Wasatch Mental Health Executive Director Juergen Korbanka

Just imagine how you could maximize clinician time and effectiveness if you were able to predict client utilization patterns based on 7 basic data elements. In this session, you will learn how Wasatch Mental Health implemented a utilization prediction tool into its EHR and how a clinical EBP group consultation process assists the organization in implementing and sustaining systemic changes in service delivery to improve clinical outcomes.

 5:30 - 8 pm

Reception & Banquet
Sponsored by: Genoa - a QoL Healthcare Company

Thursday, October 26

 7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:00 am

 General Session

Uncrapify Your Future

Presenter: Teacher, comedian and author Jeff Havens

Join us for a poignant, powerful, and entertaining discussion about how small changes in our communication strategies can often be the most important (and least expensive) way to strengthen relationships, increase loyalty, and create an unbreakable culture of teamwork and mutual respect.

 10:00 - 10:15 am

 Morning Break

 10:15 -11:45 am

 General Session (continued)

Uncrapify Your Future (continued)

 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

 Lunch on Your Own

 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

 MHRRG Lunch & Learn

Robin D. Donoian, Senior Technical Consultant with Nationwide, will talk about how an insurance policy comes to life once a claim is submitted.  She will take you on a journey through the lifecycle of a claim and help you discover why you want the people adjudicating your claims to be specialists in what you do and the services you provide. Join us for lunch, and learn what you can do to get the most out of your insurance policy!

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Population Health: From Strategy to Operations

Presenters: Mental Health Partners VP Clinic Care Jennifer Leosz-Marriot; Director of Integrated Health Home Toni Moon; and Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Meyer

A population health strategy has different operational conditions than have traditionally been required of mental health centers. The development of Care Teams, combining
care coordination with health coaching, risk stratification, chronic care models, and ultimately flexible service capacity where resources follow need. Learn Mental Health Partners’ process - from developing strategic direction and testing the model to bringing it to operational scale.

Accreditation and Certification Trends

Presenters: CARF Managing Director of Behavioral Health Accreditation Michael Johnson and Associate Director at The Joint Commission Megan Marx-Varela

Learn about the emerging accreditation/certification trends take the opportunity to have a dialogue about your accreditation/certification  suggestions/questions.

 3 pm

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 Afternoon Break

 Closing Session

Operations Roundtables

Facilitated by: Heritage Behavioral Health Center CEO Candace Clevenger, North Central Behavioral Health Services CFO Joseph Niedzwiedski, Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System Executive VP/COO Phyllis Persinger

Join us to discuss hot operational issues – including workforce recruitment and retention; health homes and more!

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Barbara Daire

 5:00 - 6:30 pm

MHRRG 30th Anniversary Celebration


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