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Spring Launch: Future of Behavioral Health in Light of Healthcare Reform

Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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What’s the Future of Behavioral Health in light of the Disruptive Innovation of Healthcare Reform?

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) place mental health, for the first time, at the forefront of healthcare financing issues in parity with prevention and primary healthcare. For many years there has been a separation of the mind from the body, both from a philosophical and practice perspective. This division has led to a dichotomy in care provided to individuals with behavioral and physical health needs (whether recovery or treatment models), in addition to payment methods for services received. Yet, mental health constitutes a major chronic illness and a significant healthcare expenditure totaling more than $125 billion in federal dollars a year (not counting some level of private and commercial dollars). Many suggest that there are serious dysfunctions in both systems and that the new integration of primary care and behavioral health may present answers in assuring a more responsive and coherent system of care. We're facing a moment of opportunity and we propose to explore the realities, challenges and opportunities.

The Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ) has joined forces with the Thomas Scattergood Foundation, City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Public Health Management Corporation, Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Open Minds to take a closer look at how both the behavioral and physical health systems under broad healthcare reform will need to adjust to become integrated. In addition, we will discuss the programmatic, education, philosophical and policy challenges and opportunities for innovation that will come along with this broader health paradigm shift.


12:30-1:00PM Registration and Networking

1:00-1:15PM Welcome and Introduction:

Tine Hansen-Turton, PSIJ Co-Founder
Richard Cohen, PHMC & Edition Co-Presenter
Joseph Pyle, Scattergood Foundation & Edition Co-Presenter

1:15-1:45PM Keynote Speaker & Social Innovation Champion Award in Mental Health:

Congressman Tim Murphy

1:45-1:50PM Audience Poll:

Nick Torres, PSIJ Co-Founder

What will improve behavioral health integration with primary care?
-More Money?
-New Policy?
-Better integrated behavioral health and primary care medical models?
-Consumer engagement?
-Service provider engagement?
-Public and provider accountability?
-Consumer responsibility?

1:50-2:10PM National Trends & Issues:

Monica Oss, Open Minds

2:10-2:30PM Regional and Local Trends & Issues:

Dr. Arthur Evans, City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

2:30-3:15PM Panel 1: With ACA Mental Health is in Parity with Physical Healthcare: What are the Best and Innovative Practices and Models that break the current separation on the payor, service, consumer side and dichotomy of care between Mental and Physical Health?

Moderator: Maiken Scott, WHYY
Panelists: Dr. Judith Beck, Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy
Thomas Haworth, Joseph J. Peters Institute
Dr. A. Thomas McLellan, Treatment Research Institute
Angie Alomar-Gilbert, Interim House West
Donna Torrisi, Family Practice and Counseling Network

3:15-4:00PM Panel 2: Seizing the ACA Moment of Opportunity: What Policy or Systems Change is needed to successfully integrate Physical and Behavioral Health & will that assure a responsive coherent system of care?

Moderator: Tine Hansen-Turton, PSIJ
Panelists: Tim Wilson, Alliance
Estelle Richman, Consultant
Dr. Richard Cohen, PHMC
Joe Pyle, Thomas Scattergood Foundation
Dr. Arthur Evans, Community Behavioral Health

4:00PM Take Home Messages

Nick Torres, PSIJ Co-founder

4-6PM Reception

 About the Partners:

Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ) is the first regional publication in the U.S. dedicated to social innovators and innovations. The mission of PSIJ is to focus on leaders who have demonstrated an exceptional capacity to recognize social community-based problems and apply entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage high-impact social change locally, regionally and beyond. The volunteer-leveraged Journal, with strategic advice from the regional foundations, is published quarterly and is distributed free of charge. PSIJ is supported by a Journal advisory board, including the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, The Philadelphia Foundation, Scattergood Foundation, Public Health Foundation, Public Health Management Corporation, Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Green Tree Community Health Foundation, Independence Foundation, St. Christopher's Foundation for Children, Inglis Foundation, Barra Foundation, Knight Foundation, Bank of America, The Patricia Kind Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, Sage Communications, NFP Lincoln Benefits Group, William Penn Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania. All content is available on the website at www.philasocialinnovations.org.

The Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is comprised of the Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Office of Addiction Services (OAS) and Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS). DBHIDS contracts with Community Behavioral Health, the City’s quasi-public behavioral health managed care organization, to administer behavioral health care services for the City’s approximately 470,000 Medicaid recipients under Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices behavioral health mandatory managed care program. This integrated behavioral health system annually serves more than 100,000 people who are eligible for medical assistance, as well as those who are uninsured or underinsured. The Department has a long history of providing innovative and groundbreaking services in Philadelphia for people in recovery, family members, providers and communities and has become a national model for delivering behavioral health care services in the public sector.

Thomas Scattergood Foundation - The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation is a Quaker-based, philanthropic organization committed to transforming how mental health is viewed and advancing innovative approaches to behavioral health care delivery and policymaking. The Foundation's vision is to challenge, disrupt, and change how behavioral healthcare is envisioned, organized, and practiced in the Philadelphia region and beyond.  The Foundation provides targeted grants that work to create a society, in which individuals, communities, and institutions understand and support behavioral health and promote open access to effective services without stigmatization. 

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the Greater Philadelphia region since 1972. With nearly 200 employees serving 250,000 clients annually through hundreds of programs and subsidiary nonprofits known as our affiliates, PHMC has become one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation.

Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy is a non-profit organization in suburban Philadelphia (Bala Cynwd), whose mission is to disseminate evidence-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) worldwide. Established in 1994 by Aaron T. Beck, MD, who developed Cognitive Therapy in the 1960s, and his daughter, Judith S. Beck, PhD, Beck Institute provides state-of-the art consultation and treatment at its Center for Psychotherapy for a range of psychiatric disorders, psychological problems, and medical conditions with psychological components. Thousands of mental health and medical professionals (and graduate students) from all disciplines have received training in CBT through Beck Institute’s Center for Training. Expert faculty provides workshops, consultation, and supervision to trainees throughout the world. Beck Institute remains an international authority on, and resource for, CBT information and research and partners with organizations worldwide to develop or improve CBT programs.

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150 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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