Virtual Forum: Behavioral Health in the Era of Value-Based Care: Improving Quality & Lowering Costs through Population Health Management
Location: Online Via PsychU.org
Description: From health plans to provider systems, success in the current health care environment is dependent on an organization’s ability to demonstrate value for payers and consumers alike. This new emphasis on value means a system wide focus on improving quality of care and lowering costs by improving the health outcomes – often through population health management. The change in perspective is simple in concept – but complex in execution.
This population health perspective has brought new attention to the impact of mental health and addictive disorders on the overall health and resource utilization of populations. New studies confirm that individuals with serious mental illnesses and addictive disorders often have concomitant chronic medical conditions that, together, cause high resource utilization. In addition, a number of analyses demonstrate that even mild and moderate mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety disorders, can exacerbate the health status of individuals with a wide range of medical conditions.
As a result, there is a new focus on developing models for management of behavioral health disorders within population health management programs. Innovative new programs are happening throughout the health care delivery system – whether within a health plan level, an accountable care organization, or a medical home.
In this important virtual forum, Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer of OPEN MINDS and Jed C. Goldart, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Medical Director for Optum Behavioral Healthcare Solutions will discuss the environmental factors that are driving interest in new models for addressing behavioral health in population health management programs, and explore how innovative population management models can affect the cost of care and quality outcomes.
Monica Oss and Dr. Goldart are paid consultants for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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