Agenda for 2016 Portland, OR

Summer Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

a-train marketing communications, Inc. - Exhibitor - atrainmarketing.com
Askesis Development Group
- Exhibitor - www.askesis.com
CARF International - General Sponsor - www.carf.org
Credible Wireless
- Exhibitor - www.credibleinc.com
DATIS
- Exhibitor - www.datis.com
Dr Cloud EHR
- Exhibitor - www.drcloudemr.com
Genoa - a QoL healthcare company - Exhibitor & Wednesday Reception/Dinner Sponsor - www.genoa-qol.com
Innovative Benefit Solutions
- Exhibitor - www.benefitslimited.com
Janssen Pharmacuticals - Exhibitor & General Sponsor - www.janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com
Martyn Family Foundation
- Education Sponsor - www.martynfoundation.org/
mhca's Customer Satisfaction Management System
- Exhibitor - www.mhca.com
MHRRG/Negley Associates
- Exhibitor & Thursday Evening Reception Sponsor - www.mhrrg.com
The Meyers Group - Exhibitor - http://mr-themeyersgroup.com
Netsmart Technologies
- Exhibitor & WiFi Sponsor - www.ntst.com
PharmBlue, LLC
- Exhibitor - www.pharmblue.com
Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
- Exhibitor - www.qualifacts.com
Relias Learning
- Exhibitor - www.reliaslearning.com
Valant
- Exhibitor & Welcome Reception Sponsor - www.valant.com

Welligent, Inc.
- Exhibitor - www.welligent.com

 Tuesday, August 16

 1 - 5 pm

 Innovation Incubator

The Dynamics of Mergers, Acquisitions & Consolidations

Facilitator: OPEN MINDS President/CEO Monica Oss

Invited Panelists: The Braff Group President Dexter W. Braff MBA; Vertess President/Managing Partner Tom Schramski, PHD, CMAA

Hear an executive update on the state of mergers and acquisitions in the health and human services market, learn from two case studies, and discuss potential business models and collaborations with your mhca peers.
 

 5:30 - 7:00 pm

 Welcome Reception
 Sponsored by Valant

Wednesday, August 17

 7:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:15 am

 General Session

Activity is Not Productivity: Lifting Execution Through Reclaiming White Space

Presenter: Juliet Funt, CEO, WhiteSpace at Work

In this high-energy session, we'll examine the critical difference between activity and true productivity, between cramming in more tasks and selectively choosing to dive into the right ones. We'll also meet The Thieves of Productivity, a group of positive assets that often run amuck and trap us into low-value tasks. By examining the surprising downside of these attributes, we'll create a customized road map towards more white space (thoughtful time) at the individual, team and organizational level.
 

 10:15 am

 Morning Break

 10:30 am - Noon

 General Session (continues)

Practical Implications of the New FLSA Overtime Regulations

Presenter: Kathy Hindman, Bullard Law

The Department of Labor’s long-anticipated final overtime regulations will require otherwise exempt workers who earn less than $47,476 a year ($916/week) to be paid overtime, even if they are classified as a manager or professional.  This presentation will cover the key provisions of the final rules, the effect of nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments on the salary basis test, the non-enforcement policy for certain providers of Medicaid-funded services, and walk through scenarios and practical options for complying with the new salary threshold.
 
 Noon - 1:30 pm

 Peer Collaboration Lunch & Learn

Peer Collaboration Lunch & Learn

Reserve your seat to join us for lunch and learn about how Peer Collaboration can help you tap into the expertise, guidance, and support you need to address industry and organizational challenges.
 

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

How Much Revenue Are You Leaving on the Table?

Presenters: Afia, Inc. CEO Jeremy Nelson and VP of Financial Services Cynthia Sikina

Do you know how your revenue cycle processes compare to best practice?  Are you confident you are billing and collecting the correct amount for all services provided? Please join us for a presentation that will familiarize you with revenue cycle best practices for each spoke of the revenue cycle “wheel” to ensure nothing stops you from turning services provided into CA$H.
 

Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of White Space Application

Presenter: Juliet Funt, CEO, WhiteSpace at Work

This intimate and relaxed session allows us to close the door and speak frankly about the unique white space challenges of community mental health providers and their teams. Discussion and report-out components will create a special context in which professionals can learn white space techniques they can take home and share. They also will learn how to on-board senior leaders to support their efforts at simplification.
 

 3 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 Breakout Sessions

A Lean Six Sigma Approach to Developing Efficiencies in Delivery of Mental Health Services

Presenters: Monarch CEO Peggy Terhune, PhD; COO Daniel Brown, MSW, LCSW, EVP; VP of Business Intelligence and Process Lee Fandel

Monarch is a large provider of services that provides same day access to therapists and psychiatrists regardless of severity of mental illness to approximately 30,000 people across North Carolina annually.  Come find out how they do this in their 18 out-patient sites across North Carolina and learn how they have decreased wait times and increased revenue using a Lean Six Sigma Approach.
 

Taking it to the Streets: Working with Law Enforcement for Effective Crisis Intervention

Presenters: HRDI President/CEO Joel K. Johnson and Clinical Supervisor Tiffany Patton-Burnside, LCSW; and Chicago Department of Public Health Office of Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health Program Director Erica B. Davis, MS, MA

Learn about HRDI's pilot program with the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Department of Public Health to divert individuals with serious mental illness from the correctional system and the impact it's had on the cost of correctional services and overtime.
 

 5:30 - 8:30 pm

 Reception and Banquet
 Hosted by: Genoa - a QoL Healthcare Company

Thursday, August 18

 7:30 am

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 8:30 - 10:15 am

 General Session

Predictive Analytics - Guiding the Future of Service Delivery

Presenters: CMT CEO Carol Clayton, PhD; CMT Senior Clinical Systems Analyst Abel Wright, MS; and Associate Professor Christopher Reist, MD MBA

Join us for an overview of predictive analytics followed by a discussion of how to apply predictive analytics in the healthcare arena. Examples of the application of risk prediction models in community based settings will be provided along with some prototypes of work Care Management Technologies is currently engaged with in using Big Data Machine Learning to predict behavioral health readmissions.
 

 10:15 am

 Morning Break

 10:30 am - Noon

 General Session (continues)

2 People Locked in Closets, Keeping Them Alive with the Right Questions, Risk Management & Potentially Violent Patients

Presenter: Ron Zimmet, MHRRG

Reducing the risk of litigation and providing the highest quality care for potentially violent patients involves specific steps which are often the subject of lawsuits. These include responding to danger signs, completing a scientifically-validated risk assessment, accessing sufficient, reasonably-available information and selecting the most appropriate intervention. Sometimes a misunderstanding of HIPAA regulations acts as a barrier to accessing adequate information. The speaker will discuss each of these areas as informed by the lessons learned in over 30 years of behavioral healthcare professional liability litigation.
 

 Noon - 1:30 pm

 Lunch on Your Own
 Orientation Luncheon (invitation only)

 1:30 - 3 pm

 Breakout Sessions

Effective Treatments to Improve Patient Outcomes and Decrease ER Usage

Presenter: Lifeworks Director of Integrated Behavioral Health Lexy Vanorio Kilewer, LCSW and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center CEO Gil Muñoz, MPA

Through a grant with Providence Health Systems, LifeWorks Northwest and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center have created a collaborative and integrated team that identifies patients who frequent ERs and provides those patients with access to a healthcare team that can help address social challenges in addition to medical problems.  In the first years of the program, LifeWorks and Virginia Garcia have found success in reducing ER usage and inpatient hospital visits.

Marketplace Innovation

Presenters: ncgCare CEO Frank Viera, VP of Corporate Development and General Counsel Nick Riehl, and COO Sean Blair LPC

ncgCARE, the first for-profit organization to join mhca, will discuss three key elements of M&A: 1) Finding the right partner; 2) Getting the deal done; and 3) Post-deal integration from both the perspective of the entity being acquired and the one acquiring.
 

 3 pm

 Afternoon Break

 3:15 - 4:45 pm

 Breakout Sessions

ViewPoint / PEER Collaboration  Follow-Up

Facilitator: Dale Shreve, mhca President & CEO

Member CEOs interested in forming PEER Collaboration groups are invited to this special session where they can ask questions about other members' experiences with such groups, get help finding a group that's right for them, and get tips for getting their group up and running. A great follow-up for CEOs who attended Wednesday's Lunch & Learn, or CEOs who are interested in joining a PEER group but aren't sure where to start.
 

 5:30 - 7 pm

 Reception
 Hosted by:  MHRRG & Negley Associates

Friday, August 19

 8 - 10 am

 mhca Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair:  Dale K. Klatzker PhD
 

 10 am - 2 pm  MHRRG Board of Directors Meeting
 Chair:  Margarita Labarta PhD
 

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