Thursday, March 27, 2014

APA to Present Live Webcast on Economic Impact of Integrated Care

Michael F. Hogan, PhD
APA will host a roundtable discussion on the promise of integrated medical-behavioral and primary care models on Friday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon EDT.

The event, titled "Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care: Reconnecting the Brain and the Body," will feature the release of a new report by Milliman Actuaries outlining the economic impact of the effective integration of medical and behavioral health services. Michael Hogan, Ph.D. (left), former commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, will offer keynote remarks to open the discussion.

The event will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and will be webcast live. Webcast participants will be able to submit questions for the panelists during the webcast.

Other confirmed speakers include APA President Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.; APA President-elect Paul Summergrad, M.D.; and APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. Also participating are John O'Brien, senior policy advisor at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Henry Chung, M.D., chief medical officer of the Montefiore Care Management Organization and its ACO, Montefiore Accountable Care Organization; and Richard Frank, Ph.D., a professor of health economics at Harvard Medical School and assistant secretary designate for planning and evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services.

To register for the webcast, click here.

For more in Psychiatric News about integrated care, see "Psychiatrist Leads Effort to Integrate Care at Pioneer ACO" and "Collaborative Care: An Integral Part of Psychiatry's Future."


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