Sept 24 NYS Webinar on Primary, BH Integration

New York State Behavioral Health Webinar

A Policy Conversation on Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration

 

This webinar will focus on some of the thought-provoking issues and adjustments in implementing healthcare reform.  The panel will provide necessary policy updates from the federal perspective.   The outcome will result in a better understanding of the policy implications of health/behavioral health integration, and will uniquely position participants to succeed in the new health care arena. 

 

Monday, September 24, 2012

        

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Welcome, Introductions:

•      John Coppola, MSW, Executive Director, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York, Inc.

●    Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS, Regional Dire ctor, Region II (NY, NJ, PR,VI) U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services

 

Overview/SAMHSA’s Regional Presence: 

●       Dennis O. Romero, MA, Regional Administrator, Region II, SAMHSA

 

Federal Policy Provisions Impacting Behavioral Healthcare:

●      Kathy Reynolds, MSW, ACSW, Vice President, Health Integration and Wellness Promotion

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

  • Mental Health Parity Act
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Essential Health Benefits

 

Workforce/National Health Service Corps:

●       Cheryl R. Donald, MA, MBA, Senior Public Health Analyst, HRSA Office of Regional Operations, New York Regional Office

 

Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration 

●       Kathy Reynolds, MSW, ACSW, Vice President, Health Integration and Wellness Promotion

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

 

Questions/Answers:

•   Moderator, Glenn Liebman, CEO, Mental Health A ssociation in New York State

 

SAMHSA Recap:

●       Dennis O. Romero, MA, Regional Administrator, Region II, SAMHSA