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

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.

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

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

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

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