Only a Few Seats Left for "Value-Based Payments, Partners and Propositions" Conference this Week in Saratoga!

NYAPRS Note: With registration upwards of 325, there’s only a few seats Don’t miss this timely opportunity to join state and national experts in a series of discussions that suggest how behavioral health providers can best position themselves and develop the right partnerships to thrive in a value-based payment environment. Hear first-hand from panelists representing FQHCs, PPSs, MCOs and community behavioral health providers on their shared experiences in preparing for a value-based future in which the behavioral health sector can achieve long-term sustainability. Register Below Today!Please be advised that the Gideon Putnam is sold out; rooms have been secured at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs


The NYAPRS Collective in collaboration with the

Managed Care Technical Assistance Center and

Health Management Associates are very pleased to present

Value-Based Payments, Partners and Propositions January 28-29, 2016 Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, New York

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THURSDAY, January 28

2:00 - 3:00 PM Registration

3:00 - 3:15 PM Welcome

3:15 - 5:00 PM The Role of Behavioral Health in the Value-Based Payment Environment Experts, advocates, executives and policymakers will discuss the movement toward value-based payment and how behavioral health can play a role in this transformation. You will hear a broader vision for the movement to value-based care both nationally and at the State level. Respondents representing statewide associations and a national Managed Care Organization will discuss the value-added of behavioral health, the critical role it can play in helping the whole system in increasing value and achieving the goals of reduced hospitalizations. Panelists will also share how behavioral health providers can partner with FQHCs and hospitals to better prepare for a value-based future and how the behavioral health system will need to adapt to be sustainable in the long-run. Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid Director Art Jones, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates Carole Matyas, Vice President Behavioral Health Operations, Wellcare Health Plans, Inc. Jeff Gold, Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, Insurance and Managed Care, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS Lauri Cole, Executive Director, New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Moderator: Meggan Schilkie, Principal, Health Management Associates

5:00 - 6:00 PM RECEPTION

FRIDAY, January 29

8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome

9:00 - 10:15 AM Behavioral Health - A Keystone of Success in DSRIP Learn from behavioral health providers who have successfully penetrated the planning process. Learn how behavioral health providers can participate in DSRIP and how community-based providers and hospitals can partner to achieve the goals of payment reform together. In order to achieve the DSRIP milestones and outcomes, PPS will need to leverage the rich network of community behavioral health providers to keep people out of the hospital and achieve savings. It's more than just behavioral health projects. Every DSRIP project will need to address the needs of individuals with serious behavioral health needs to bend the curve of health outcomes. Kristen Mucitelli-Heath, Director, Regional Health Initiatives,St Joseph's Care Coordination Network Denise K. Young, Executive Director, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization Douglas Fish, MD, Medical Director, Division of Program Development & Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYS Department of Health Robert Myers, Senior Deputy Commissioner and Director of Division of Adult Services, State Hospitals, and Managed Care, New York State Office of Mental Health Brian McKee, Vice President, Integrated Care, Liberty Resources, Inc. (LRI) Irene Kaufmann, SVP of SBH Health Systems and Executive Director of the SBH Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities (SBH PPS) Moderator: Ellen Breslin, Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates

BREAK 10:15 - 10:30 AM


Becoming Risk Ready: Finance, Outcomes and Information Technology For decades, behavioral health providers have been under-capitalized and poorly resourced to develop the necessary infrastructure to build assets, effectively collect and analyze data and to purchase the necessary IT infrastructure to allow them to build the sophisticated systems needed to navigate a value-based arrangement. Chris Copeland, Chief Operating Officer,Institute for Community Living, Inc. Boris Vilgorin, Healthcare Strategy Officer, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research John Coppola, Executive Director, New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers, Inc. Juan Montanez, Principal, Health Management Associates Joe Weber, Associate Manager, Public Consulting Group, Inc. (DSRIP Independent Assessor) Moderator: Meggan Schilkie, Principal, Health Management Associates

Becoming Risk Ready: Behavioral and Physical Healthcare Integration Integrated care is no longer optional. Providing access to integrated health and behavioral healthcare is critical to meeting the requirements of payers and improving outcomes. Throughout New York State, FQHCs and behavioral health providers are coming together and partnering to provide integrated care - by co-locating, subcontracting, forming IPAs, and through Health Home networks. Hope Glassberg, VP, Strategic Initiatives & Policy, Hudson River Healthcare FQHC Amy Kohn, CEO, Mental Health Association of Westchester Steve Miccio, CEO, PEOPLe, Inc. Victoria Ward, Bronx Regional Director of Psychosocial Services, Institute for Family Health Moderator: Deborah Zahn, Principal, Health Management Associates

Becoming Risk Ready: Building and Joining IPAs, MSOs and ACOs Hear from experts and providers who have created or joined IPAs, MSOs and ACOs to understand how these associations and organizational structures can help behavioral health providers participate in risk arrangements. These structures are quintessential pillars of value-based arrangements and necessary for many smaller providers to share risk and ultimately in accessing upside savings. Bruce Feig, Senior Consultant,Sachs Policy Group Amy Anderson-Winchell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Access: Supports for Living John Lee, Director, CCSI Center for Collaboration in Community Health John Javis, Operations Director, Advance Health Network Barry Brogan, CEO, North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network Vanessa Guzman, Director, Quality Improvement, Montefiore Care Management Moderator: Andrew Cleek, Executive Officer, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:15 PM Managed Care Organizations as Partners in Innovation Join a discussion on how MCOs are working with behavioral health providers, FQHCs, and other community providers to improve outcomes for the people we serve. Hear how MCOs and providers can work together to identify mutually beneficial risk-sharing strategies and hear about opportunities for providers to begin to take part in shared savings. Sue Bergeson, Vice President, Consumer Affairs, Government Programs, Optum Jorge Petit, MD, Regional Senior VP of New York, Beacon Health Strategies Radhika Vars, Associate Vice President, Behavioral Health, Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus Jim Clark, Senior Director of Business Development, Centene Corporation Lara Kassel, Coordinator, Medicaid Matters NY Charlotte Carito, Deputy Director, Division of Managed Care, New York State Office of Mental Health Moderator: Sarah Barth, Principal, Health Management Associates

BREAK 2:15 - 2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:45 PM Social Determinants of Health: Building Blocks for Value-Based Payment The Social Determinants of Health play an enormous part in health outcomes. Hear how behavioral health providers can articulate their value proposition by improving the social determinants and helping partners including payers, PPSs and other providers to deliver on the promise of value-based care, share savings and take on risk. Kate Breslin, President & CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy Maura Kelley, Director, Mental Health Peer Connection Michael Stoltz, CEO, Association for Mental Health and Wellness Alysia Pascaris, Deputy CEO, Community Access Anne Wilder, President, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. Stephan Brown, Health Care Program Manager, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Moderator: Meggan Schilkie, Principal, Health Management Associates

3:45 - 4:00 PM Closing Remarks

Conference and Hotel Registration Info Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, NY January 28th 2:00pm - 6:00pm, January 29th 8:30am- 4:00pm Conference Registration Fee: $75 Click here<> to register

Hotel Reservation Fees Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs overnight accommodations are $120/room (single or double occupancy). To register for overnight accommodations call the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs at (518-584-4550) ask for the NYAPRS Value Based Payment Program Block or refer to Group Code: PSR You can also click here<> to make reservations online and use the group code listed above.

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