NYAPRS Note: Everyone’s saying they’ve never seen so many sweeping fast-paced changes and challenges presented to our broad community in their professional and personal lifetimes. Healthcare financing and programmatic reforms, unprecedented financial pressures, the move to integrate services and place them under the coordination of new health homes and fully capitated managed care systems, mounting legal actions requiring service in the most integrated settings and exciting advances in technology and in recovery focused models are all combining to form a perfect storm that is determined to fundamentally transform everything in its path.
For 30 years now, NYAPRS has been committed to trying to present and explain sweeping changes in clear terms, with follow up training, service advances, supports and advocacy aimed at advancing our recovery, rehabilitation and rights agenda.
Accordingly, we’re very pleased to share with you presenter and workshop details about our upcoming March 29-30 NYAPRS Annual Executive Seminar, The Change of a Lifetime. The program is packed with opportunities to learn breaking news about the great changes to come in our world and to give input to policy makers and to our broader community.
Seminar attendees will hear breaking news about:
- national trends from SAMHSA’s John O’Brien, ACMHA’s Ron Manderscheid and the National Council’s Chuck Ingoglia
- the latest in Medicaid reform and Olmstead policy changes from Jason Helgerson and Courtney Burke and a sense of how’ll they affect us from Mike Hogan
- NY’s health home program from key DOH and OMH officials and health home leaders
- NY’s plans and possibilities to advance sweeping reforms through the adoption of new federal waivers and state plan options
- how regional behavioral health organizations have been able to improve hospital discharge and community follow up practices for ‘high needs’ individuals
- how some leading managed care plans view the move to managed fully capitated systems starting in 2013
- OMH’s new First Break initiative from the program’s new leader, Dr. Lisa Dixon (schedule details pending)
- detailed analyses from leaders in our field about key trends including mergers and acquisitions; employment, peer services and housing; efforts to prepare services for the more flexible, accountable managed care environment and strategies to educate and support beneficiaries to exercise their rights in such changing and uncertain times.
Our team has worked especially hard to craft a program to best inform, prepare, connect and hopefully inspire our broader community to best deal with the unprecedented pace of change to come. Please don’t miss this event!
Program details are up at http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/executive-seminar-2012/ and NYAPRS and Crowne Plaza registration materials are now available at http://www.nyaprs.org/conferences/registration/index.cfm!
We’ll have workshop blurbs up by next week.
See you at the Seminar!