Developing Strategies to Drive Value in Mental Health Care, Part 4

Innovation and Value Initiative leadership, along with mental health experts and a representative from the employer purchasing group, discuss strategies for creating value-based decisions in mental health coverage.

In the latest Matters in Managed Care webinar, experts discussed the current state of mental health care, including the growing consensus on the need for change, strategies for delivering high-value care, and opportunities for collaboration between payers and other health care stakeholders.

Speakers highlighted common challenges for employers and payers regarding mental health care coverage; discussed common definitions of value for payers, employers, and people with lived experience; shared strategies to encourage high-value interventions for mental health care; and identified opportunities for future collaborations.

The speakers were:

  • Schroeder Stribling, MSW, President and CEO, Mental Health America
  • Michael Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Health Care Buyers Coalitions
  • Jennifer Bright, MPA, Executive Director, Value and Innovation Initiative (IVI)
  • Kevin Ronneberg, MD, Vice President and Associate Medical Director, HealthPartners

In segment 4, they talked about IVI’s open source project in mental health.

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