Learnings Shared at Recent Behavioral Health Event

March 28, 2017   |  Tags: Blog   |  Tags: Behavioral Health Integration , OHA Transformation Center , Training , Leadership , Learning Session
Natalya Seibel

On March 17, 2017 the Institute partnered with the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center to host Sustaining Integrated Care for Persons with Serious Behavioral Health Conditions, a full-day learning and networking event for behavioral and mental health leaders and innovators. Attendees shared innovative behavioral and mental health initiatives happening around Oregon, and discussed sustainability and payment models for integrated behavioral health care.

The event featured Dale Jarvis, CPA – a health care consultant who has spent 25 years working with governments, health plans and providers to design and implement accountable payment models and service delivery redesigns to support transformation from a model that pays for volume to one that pays for value. Since 2010, Dale has worked on health reform projects in 21 states and counting, and was able to share valuable information.

The event also featured Lynnea Lindsey, PhD, MSCP - a primary care psychologist with experience practicing in both medical homes and specialty behavioral health. As the owner of HealthThink, Dr. Lindsey provides consulting services to payers, including CCOs, as well as physical health and behavioral health clinics. Her vast expertise in integrated care across Oregon was demonstrated in her discussion on metrics and measurement across care. 

The event also included breakout sessions from leaders in the field on the U.S. Department of Justice agreement, integrating peer support roles into care, findings from the Behavioral Health Collaborative shared through the 21st Century Oregon Behavioral Health Action Plan, best practices in integrated care for persons with substance use disorder, and using telehealth in integrated care.

The end of the event featured a great activity to share offers, requests and commitments from attendees to further the learnings from the event. It was a valuable opportunity to find out more about the great work going on around integrated behavioral health care in Oregon.

Slides and information shared at this informative event can be found at the Transformation Center’s website.

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Natalya Seibel, MPA is a Program Coordinator for the Q Corp program team and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute. She joined Q Corp in early 2015 and is proud to have worked various Institute projects, including Clinician and Organizational Vitality and the Behavioral Health Integration Resource Library. For the past ten years, Natalya has worked in different roles in health care, cultivating a passion and focus on quality improvement. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and a Masters’ in Health Administration from Portland State University.