Conference

Improving Access to Mental Health Services: New Employer Solutions

This educational program qualifies for up to 3.5 hours of CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for more information and to self-report credits.

Access to services for employees needing mental health and substance misuse help is a problem – we all know it. 

So what can you do?

Hear what innovative employers are putting in place to create better access – and how top experts are approaching the issue.

Don’t miss this important morning, featuring a “who’s who” of influential speakers on:

  • In-Network Access
  • Mental Health Tech Platforms
  • Substance Misuse Rehab
  • Mental Health Medications

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

8:30 am

Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

Speaker

Candice Sherman

CEO
NEBGH
8:45 am

Expanding In-Network Access through Innovative Contracting

Facilitator

Mark Cunningham-Hill, M.D.

Medical Director
NEBGH

Panelists

Michelle Martin

Vice President, Employee Engagement
CBS Corporation

Charles Lattarulo, PhD

Director, Healthy Minds
American Express

David Ginsberg, MD

Chief of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center

Karim Habibi, FHFMA, MPH, MS

Senior Vice President and Chief of Managed Care and Payment Reform Officer
NYU Langone Medical Center

Access to in-network mental health services is a significant issue for most employers, especially in certain geographic regions. Hear about pilots two employers have started with a major NYC health system and learnings thus far.

9:30 am

Mental Health AI and Tech Innovation: Where Does It Fit?

Facilitator

Chris Kim

Global Head of Benefits
KKR

Panelists

Karan Singh

Co-founder, Head of Clinical Operations & Strategy
Ginger.io

Jeff Dobro, MD

Partner, H&B Strategy & Clinical Services Leader
Mercer

Hyong Un, MD

Head of EAP & Chief Psychiatric Officer
Aetna

Employers are implementing new technology platforms for everything from stress reduction to cognitive behavioral therapy. What gaps do they fill and what are the limitations and caveats employers need to be aware of?

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Rehab for Substance Misuse: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Facilitator

Sandi Stein

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Benefits
Brown Brothers Harriman

Panelists

Timothy Brennan, MD

Director of the Addiction Institute
Mount Sinai West & Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospitals

J. David Stiffler, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center

Debra Nussbaum

Director, Behavioral Product
Optum

Treatment for substance misuse is complicated, and an area in which out-of-network claims are common. How can employers get employees and their family members to the right kind of help at the right type of facility?

11:15 am

Targeting Mental Health Medications via Genomics: Hope vs. Hype

Moderator

Mark Cunningham-Hill, M.D.

Medical Director
NEBGH

Speakers

Dan Iosifescu, MD

Director of Clinical Research
The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

Todd Lencz, PhD

Professor, The Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, The Feinstein Insitute for Medical Research
Northwell Health

What role can genomics play in improving the effectiveness of mental health medications? What do employers need to know? A conversation with NEBGH’s Medical Director.

12:00 pm

Tour of NYU’s New Hospital of the Future “The Kimmel Pavilion” for Those Interested

Tour Leader

Kathy Huang, MD

Director, Benign Gynecological Surgery and Endometriosis Center & Co-Director, Robotic Surgery Center
NYU Langone Health