Thank you for visiting the online home of the NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.
The New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (“The Council”) is a statewide non-profit membership association representing the interests of 90 behavioral health (mental health and substance use) prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across New York. Our members include free standing community-based agencies, general hospitals and counties that operate direct services.
Check out the latest information regarding federal and state policy initiatives as well as new reports and articles of interest to behavioral health providers. Take a look at our members list. We update on an almost-daily basis so there is always something new to consider.
Read about our upcoming Annual Business Meeting 10/25 and 10/26 in Albany (below).
If you would like more information regarding the NYS Council, call Lauri Cole, Executive Director at (518) 445-2642.
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
October 25-26, 2012
Albany Airport, Terminal Building, 3rd floor Observation deck
We Mean Business!
Join State officials and Industry experts in discussions regarding the significant changes occurring in behavioral health policy, financing, and programming!
Get expert guidance on how you can make the decisions and develop the strategies to provide high-quality and valued services and remain viable in these challenging times.
Featured Speakers include:
Dr. Michael F. Hogan, Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health
Karin Moran, Director of Public Policy, NASW-NYS & NYC regarding Social Work Licensing Issue and recently circulated Compromise Position Paper
Ilene Margolin, Consultant; former executive at Emblem Health; Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services (during Mario Cuomo’s administration)
Sandra Forquer, Ph.D. Senior Vice President, State Government Programs, OptumHealth Public Sector
NYS Council government relations consultants Marcy Savage, Bob Reid and Shauneen McNally from Weingarten, Reid and McNally regarding upcoming state budget negotiations, OMIG activities and promised audit protocols, legislative session and more.
YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS THIS MEETING!
In today’s health and human service market, there are truly just two options for your organization – innovate or watch your organization languish to the point of destruction. The competitive advantage of most service provider organizations will hinge on:
* the ability of leadership to synthesize information and make smart decisions based on (often) incomplete information and constant fiscal pressures.
*the ability of leaders to communicate and empower middle managers and staff to implement and operate programs within the new paradigm.
So, how do you make sure your organization has a strategy to succeed?
Now is the time to look ahead at our market and the proposed shifts in financing – and what it means for your consumer base, your competition, and your market position.
For 2012, the New York State Council Annual Business Meeting is designed to provide you and your key staff with the information and expertise you need to face down an increasingly complex service delivery environment. Recently promulgated Medicaid Redesign Phase II Plans mean behavioral health care providers will soon be expected to provide services in a more aggressively- managed system of care.
This meeting will review trends shaping the current landscape for organizations treating high-cost complex consumers – and discuss how to position your agency for success.
Guest speakers Ilene Margolin and Sandra Forquer will discuss contracting, credentialing, costing and marketing of services, to new payers. They will comment on the socio-political environment impacting choices being made here in NY, and discuss their views regarding the future of specialty behavioral health services in New York. We will discuss how to differentiate your services, and choose partnerships / acquisitions / mergers that make sense going forward.
We will talk with state agency leaders about ongoing SDOH/OMH/OASAS projects designed to integrate and co-locate primary and behavioral health services, and the State’s increased interest and investment in evidence-based models including Collaborative Care (for integrating Behavioral and Primary Care).
Here’s the Schedule:
Day 1: October 25, 1:00 – 5:30
Albany Airport, Observation Deck (3rd Floor Terminal Building with complimentary parking in short term lot)
1:00 – Election to seat NYS Council Board of Directors, 2012-2014
1:45 – Brief Business Meeting to review association operations and discuss proposals pertaining to future priorities of the Association
3:00 – Meetings with State Agency Leaders and Guest Speakers
4:00 – Meeting with our government relations consultants from the firm of Weingarten, Reid and McNally
Day 2: October 26, 9:00 – 1:00
Location: Albany Airport, Observation Deck located on 3rd floor, Terminal Building with complimentary parking in short-term
Presentations from featured speakers including Ilene Margolin and Sandra Forquer discussing how to prepare your agency for implementation of Phase II (movement of behavioral healthcare recipients and providers to a more assertively managed care delivery system).
How to Register:
There is a $40/pp. fee to attend this meeting (either day or both days). Payment will be accepted at the door. Checks or cash only.
Send your RSVP to: Lauri Cole at NYSCouncil@albany.twcbc.com
Questions? Call Lauri at 518 461 8200 at your convenience or send us a note to: NYSCouncil@albany.twcbc.com