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Agenda for 2017 Cincinnati, OH
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Preliminary Program – Subject to Change – Check Back for Additional Information and Updates

2017 Spring Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Altruis - Exhibitor -
BBC Technology Solutions
- Exhibitor -
CMT - A Relias Learning Company
- Book Sponsor -
Credible Wireless - Exhibitor -
DATIS - Exhibitor -
Genoa - a QoL healthcare company - Reception/Dinner Sponsor & Exhibitor -
Janssen Pharmacuticals - General Sponsor & Exhibitor -
Martyn Family Foundation - Education Sponsor -
Legacy Benefits Group - Exhibitor -
MHRRG/Negley Associates
- Exhibitor -

Netsmart Technologies - App Sponsor & Exhibitor -
PharmBlue - Exhibitor -
Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
- WiFi & Charging Station Sponsor & Exhibitor -

Relias Learning - Exhibitor -
Streamline Healthcare Solutions - Orientation Luncheon Sponsor -
Valant - Reception Sponsor & Exhibitor -

Tuesday, May 16

1 - 5 pm

 Innovation Incubator

Becoming The Employer Of Choice: Innovative HR Practices For Recruitment & Retention

Panelists: Centerstone Kentucky Talent Acquisition Director Kim Horn and Campus Recruiter/Retention Specialist Paul Harmelin; Necco Chief Executive Officer Beau Necco, Chief People Officer
Rob Goodwin, and Chief Clinical Officer Pamela Priddy; and OPEN MINDS CEO Monica Oss

Join us for a lively discussion on the changing world of talent competition and workforce management including: alternative employment arrangements, best practices for managing outsourced staff, managing permanent part-time and contract talent, and innovative practices for recruitment and retention of full-time team members. We’ll discuss employee on-boarding, variable compensation, career ladders and online reputation management.

5:00 - 6:30 pm

 Welcome Reception
 Sponsored by Valant


Wednesday, May 17

 7:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:00 am   General Session

Behavioral Health Disrupted and Disrupting:
The Impact of Technology, Public Policy and the Economy

Presenter: Founder of THE CURIE GROUP, LLC, and former head of SAMHSA Charles G. Curie

Major industries have all been disrupted by significant technological advances and economic upheaval leading to profound changes in both workforce management and business models. While, in many ways, the healthcare industry has been a latecomer to this disruption, it is clear that the disruption is now upon us.  This keynote will consider big-picture trends in the use of new technologies, the current uncertainty of public policy, the ongoing move to value-based purchasing, and the impact these trends are having on healthcare.

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

Policy/Regulatory Changes on the Horizon Related to Behavioral Health Carve-In

Presenter: Health Management Associates Managing Principal Meggan Christman Schilkie

Learn about the different models states are using to manage behavioral health services, the different models of provider/payer partnerships and the impact on providers and provider networks. We'll also discuss who is carving in, who is carving out, and the benefits and obstacles to each. Case studies will be used to illustrate innovative models.
 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

 Lunch On Your Own
 Orientation Luncheon
(invitation only) - Sponsored by Streamline

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Culture Eats Technology for Lunch: Leadership's Role in Technology Implementation

Panelists: Mental Health Center of Denver President and CEO Carl Clark MD; Suncoast Center CEO Barbara Daire LCSW; Henderson Behavioral Health CEO Steven Ronik EdD MSW; Netsmart Chief Clinical Officer Dennis Morrison PhD (moderator)

Implementing new technology is mainly about leadership and culture. Hear how a panel of executive leaders implemented innovative, game-changing technologies in their organizations...identifying which aspects of their technology implementation could ONLY be done by the CEO. They’ll share pragmatic examples of vision, leadership and guidance, from inception to implementation.

A SUD & Acute Care Integration Model for Value-Based Purchasing

Presenter: Central Kansas Foundation CEO Les Sperling

Learn about a successful collaboration between the Stormont Vail Health system, Salina Regional Health Center, and Central Kansas Foundation to reduce ED recidivism for patients with SUD.  Based on the SBIRT model, this collaboration has successfully integrated effective SUD interventions into ED and general hospital workflows, reduced ED recidivism, improved SUD treatment engagement, and increased the identification of persons at risk of developing SUD.  You'll leave with specific strategies and operational features critical to successful implementation.

 3 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Healthcare System Consolidation:  What It Means for Behavioral Health Providers

Panelists: Deloitte Consulting M&A/Strategy Managing Director Bill Siren, Deloitte Tax M&A Senior Manager Michael Knight, Deloitte Advisory M&A Senior Manager Rishi Patel
Moderator: Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Adam Bauer

Gain new perspective on how the changing regulatory environment impacts mergers and acquisitions within the provider space and the implications consolidation may have on the behavioral health sector. Panelists will also provide insight on developing trends in the Life Sciences & Healthcare M&A arena, understanding and evaluating deal considerations when investing in the behavioral health sector, specific considerations for not for profit vs. for profit investors, and the critical strategic issues provider executives should consider in the current market place.    

Changing How Law Enforcement Responds to Ohio's Top Public Health Problem

Presenters: Zepf Center CEO Jennifer Moses, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp and Lt. Robert Chromik

Drug overdoses are now Ohio's leading cause of accidental deaths, surpassing traffic fatalities. Responding to this public health and safety crisis, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp launched the Drug Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T.). D.A.R.T. gets first responders directly involved with treatment. Officers meet with overdose victims and their families, sometimes in hospital emergency rooms, building trusting relationships and steering addicts into effective local treatment programs. D.A.R.T. is recognized as a statewide model for responding to a drug epidemic in a proactive and progressive manner.

 5 - 8 pm

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


Thursday, May 18

 7:30 am - 8:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:00 am

 General Session

Paying for Value: Opportunities and Risks for Provider-Led Entities

Presenter: Health Management Associates Principals Joshua Rubin

What are value-based payments? How do they work? What opportunities do they present for MH, SUD and I/DD providers? What kinds of threats? What do providers need to be doing to prepare? In this session, we’ll answer these questions and discuss how VBP relates to the development of Provider-Led Entities (ACOs, IPAs and other risk-bearing/reward-sharing models).

 10:00 - 10:15 am

 Morning Break

 10:15 -11:45 am

 General Session (continued)

Paying for Value: Opportunities and Risks for Provider-Led Entities  (continued)

 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

 Lunch on Your Own

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Working with Justice-Involved Populations: Community Transition Program

Presenters: Care Source Director of Criminal Justice Services Kieran Hurley Esq.; Corporation for Supportive Housing Director Katie Kitchin; Coleman Professional Services V.P. of Clinical Operations Sandy Myers

Learn how a new partnership is improving access to ongoing treatment and recovery services for individuals returning to communities from the state prison system. This session will provide an overview of the Community Transition Program and highlight the innovations of participating behavioral health providers and housing resources.

Understanding Opportunities for Medicaid Coverage of SUD

Presenters: Health Management Associates Principals Gina Eckart and Alicia D. Smith

Get an overview of recent changes under Medicaid 1115 waivers for SUD services with examples of states, tools and strategies for implementing SUD services under the new waiver authority. We will also address additional considerations for SUD residential coverage. 

 3 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair: Barbara Daire

 5:00 - 6:30 pm

 Sponsored by: mhca


Friday, May 19
 9 am - 1 pm  MHRRG Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair:  Margarita Labarta,
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