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Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Cross-cutting Working Group Meeting

2015-09-18, 10:00am to 3:00pm, 630 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560

Summary

Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Cross-cutting Working Group Meeting

Detail

10:00 - 10:10 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME TO THE TASK FORCE

Our Task Force co-chairs will bring the meeting to order and facilitate member introductions. We ask that each Task Force member introduce him/herself with name, title, and organization.

10:10 – 10:20 CONSUMER PERSPECTIVE

Goal: A principal and school nurse from Chatham County Schools will share their experiences helping children and their families get connected to North Carolina’s behavioral health system to help us focus on consumers' experiences.

Chatham County School

10:20 – 10:50 TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH AS ALTERNATIVE ACCESS POINT

Goal: Dr. Santopietro will provide an overview of why and how telebehavioral health is being utilized by Carolinas Health Care System as well as directions they may go in the future.

John Santopietro, MD, FAPA
Chief Clinical Officer of Behavioral Health
Carolinas Health System

10:50 – 11:10 TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Goal: Provide an overview of what technology is required for telebehavioral health services to comply with HIPAA standards.

Alex Obert
Information Services
Carolinas Health System

11:10 – 11:45 TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH BILLING OPTIONS

Goal: Understand current Medicaid billing policies around telebehavioral health.

Beth Osbourne
Division of Medical Assistance

Nancy S. Henley, MPH, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Division of Medical Assistance
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

11:45 – 12:00 PROVIDER PROSPECTIVE: BARRIERS TO EXPANDING THE USE OF TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

Keith McCoy, MD
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions
Acting Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director
12:00 – 12:30 DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL RECOMMENDATIONS

12:30 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45 TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH ON THE GROUND: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Goal: Understand existing systems in North Carolina

NC STEP
Sy Atezaz Saeed, M.D., M.S., FACPsych
Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Director
North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP)

Outpatient Telebehavioral Health Services
Billy R. West, Jr., MSW, LCSW

Executive Director
DAYMARK Recovery Services, Inc.

1:45 – 2:15 DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL RECOMMENDATIONS

2:15 – 3:00 DISCUSSION OF DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM 8/14 MEETING

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