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Massachusetts Health Council’s
The Integration of Behavioral Health and Medical Health
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

Behavioral Health, Integration, and Public Policy: From the Community Mental Health Act to the Affordable Care Act
Sherry A. Glied, PhD
Dr. Glied is a leading scholar on U.S. health policy reform and mental health care policy.
Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, Mailmen School of Public Health
Author “Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950”

Strengthening the BH System through Alternative Payment
Nancy Lane, PhD
CEO, MA Behavioral Health Partnership
President, MA Market, ValueOptions

The Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) model: is it working?
Jeff Simmons, MD
Medical Director for Behavioral Health
BlueCross BlueShield of MA

Payment Reform: How Does Behavioral Health Fit Into the Puzzle?
Jim Spink, CEO
CEO, Beacon Health Strategies

Bridging Cultures of Care: Getting beyond co-location
Alexander Blount, EdD
Director, Center for Integrated Primary Care, Professor of Family Medicine, Community Health and Psychiatry
UMass Medical School

Nandini Sengupta, MD, MPH
Medical Director of Health Services, Dimock Center
Rachael Bowers, LICSW
Pediatric Social Worker/BHPIP program manager, Dimock Center

MA Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP)
John H. Straus, M.D.
Medical Director Special Projects
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

Progress Towards the Triple-Aim Behavioral Health and Care Coordination Integration
Michael W. Yogman, MD, FAAP
Susan Betjemann, LICSW
Christopher Ortengren
Yogman Pediatric Associates, Cambridge, MA

The behavioral health needs of our veterans
Todd LaBreck, LICSW
Counselor, VA Boston Healthcare System
Iraqi War Combat Veteran

The MA Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (MASBIRT) Program: Addressing substance use in primary care
Christine Pace, MD
Boston Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Evolution of Mental Healthcare
Congressman Patrick Kennedy

Virtual Event: 23rd Annual Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium | Date & Details to follow