Leadership from the Innovation & Value Initiative, along with experts in mental health and a representative from 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 to provide high value care, and opportunities for collaboration among payers and other healthcare stakeholders.
The speakers highlighted common challenges for employers and payers regarding coverage for mental health care; discussed common definitions of value for payers, employers, and people with lived experience; shared strategies to incentivize high-value interventions for mental health care; and identified opportunities for future collaboration.
The speakers were:
- Schroeder Stribling, MSW, president and CEO, Mental Health America
- Michael Thompson, president and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
- Jennifer Bright, MPA, executive director, Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI)
- Kevin Ronneberg, MD, vice president and associate medical director, HealthPartners
In segment 4, they discussed IVI’s open source project in mental health.