Program Details for NYAPRS/MCTAC Value Based Payment Conference Now Available





The NYAPRS Collective

in collaboration with the

 Managed Care Technical 

Assistance Center


Health Management Associates

are very pleased to present


Value-Based Payments, 

Partners and Propositions

January 28-29, 2016

Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, New York 


See below for Conference and Hotel Registration Info


More Program Details Available!


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 

Federal and State 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, NYS Medicaid Director

Carole Matyas, Vice President, Behavioral Health Operations, Wellcare

Jeff Gold, Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, Insurance and Managed Care, Healthcare Association of New York State

Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS

Lauri Cole, Executive Director, New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

More to be announced.

Moderator: Meggan Schilkie, Principal, Health Management Associates

5:00-6:00 PM RECEPTION

FRIDAY January 29

9:00 - 10:15 AM Behavioral Health - A Keystone of Success in DSRIP 

Hear from PPS Leadership about their vision for incorporating behavioral health providers and services into PPS projects. Hear from behavioral health providers who have successfully penetrated the planning process. Learn how behavioral health providers and FQHCs 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, St Joseph's Hospital Care Coordination Network

Virginia Opipare,  Executive Director, Central New York Care Collaborative

Doug Fish, Medical Director, DSRIP at NYS Department of Health

Brian McKee, Vice President, Integrated Care, Liberty Resources, Inc. (LRI)

More to be announced.

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

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.

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.

Moderator: Andrew Cleek, Executive Officer, NYU Managed Care Technical Assistance Center

Breakout session panelists will include:

Hope Glassberg, Hudson River HealthCare FQHC; Boris Vilgorin, NYU MCTAC; John Coppola, CEO, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP) of NYS; Christopher Copeland, Institute for Community Living (ICL); Juan Montanez, Health Management Associates (HMA); John Lee, Director, CCSI Center for Collaboration in Community Health; John Javis, Advance Health Network; Bruce Feig, Sachs Consulting; Barry Brogan, Director, North Country Behavioral Health Network; and representatives from the Public Consulting Group (PCG)

LUNCH 12:00 TO 1:00PM

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, M.D., Regional Senior VP of the New York, Beacon Health Strategies

Radhika Vars, Associate Vice President, Behavioral Health,

Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus

Representative, Centene Corporation 

Lara Kassel, Coordinator, Medicaid Matters NY

Representative, New York State Office of Mental Health

Moderator: Sara 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

Stephan Brown, Health Care Program Manager, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

More to be announced

Moderator: Meggan Schilkie, Principal, Health Management Associates

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