ADVISORY: Leading Mental Health, Policy Experts Convene on Benefits of Integrated Care

New Report Shows in Savings of Health Care Costs for Treating Co-Morbid

WHAT:
As we enter an era of unprecedented change in how many people in this country will get and pay for care, the American Psychiatric Association is bringing together a diverse group of leaders in Washington, D.C., for a special breakfast and roundtable discussion on the promise of integrated behavioral and primary care models. The event, Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care: Reconnecting the Brain and the Body, will feature the release of a new report by Milliman outlining the economic impact of effective integration of medical and behavioral health services.

WHO:
Michael F. Hogan, PhD, Former Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health will provide keynote remarks. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, President, American Psychiatric Association
  • Paul Summergrad, MD, President-Elect, American Psychiatric Association
  • Saul Levin, MD, MPA, CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association
  • John P. O’Brien, Senior Policy Advisor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Henry Chung, MD, Medical Director, Montefiore Accountable Care Organization
  • Frank deGruy, MD, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Richard Frank, PhD, Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Harvard Medical School

WHEN:
Friday, April 4
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
Breakfast served at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

To register for the webcast, visit http://www.visualwebcaster.com/APAIntegratedCare.
Follow @APAPsychiatric and use #APAintegratedcare to join roundtable discussion.
Learn more about integrated care at psychiatry.org/integratedcare.

CONTACT: Caroline Campbell at ccampbell@gymr.com or 202-745-5062.

The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society representing more than 35,000 physician members specializing in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. Visit the APA at www.psychiatry.org.

 

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