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Sessions & Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers at the 19th Annual Case Management Conference, Case Management: A Professional Career, co-sponsored by Behavioral Health Training & Education Network, Resources for Human Development, Inc., and Service Access and Management, Inc., include the following nationally acclaimed speakers. For biographical sketches of all the presenters please visit Sessions & Schedule: Speaker & Faculty List page.

Opening Address: Implementing the ACA: Insurance Enrollment and Coverage Initiation

Ron Manderscheid, PhD
National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
Washington, D.C.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is moving from the planning to the implementation phase. Enrollment will begin on October 1, 2013, and insurance through the optional Medicaid Expansion and the mandatory Affordable Insurance Marketplace will be initiated on January 1, 2014. This session will review the status of ACA implementation, as well as the steps that will occur over the next six months.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the status of the Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Insurance Marketplace.
  2. Describe the national insurance enrollment initiative and navigator program.
  3. Discuss Medicaid Health Home state plan amendment.

Plenary Address: Integrated Care

Steve Miccio, B.A.
PEOPLe, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY

With the shift in whole health care under the Affordable Care Act, the question is how will quality care affect the people we serve? Most Americans will have access to quality health care under the new “Patient’s Bill of Rights.” This new opportunity will open the door to developing new partnerships with a focus on whole health/wellness in our communities. New integrated structure/system of care will be realized. Steve will discuss a peer run organization of people with lived experience. This organization was successful in setting the stage to create urgency, re-creating a new culture of wellness and whole health intertwined into the social fabric of the community. He will discuss how he weaved his personal and professional experience/success together to bring traditional and non-traditional services in alignment to meet the triple aim of health care: better health, better care, and lower health care costs.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define integrated care from the perspective of caregivers.
  2. Identify why integrated care is vital to the success of improved quality of life outcomes.
  3. Describe how case managers can benefit from well-developed integrated care.

Closing Address: Trauma, Recovery, & Resilience

Sharon Wise, MHS, CPS
Washington, D.C.

The closing address will focus on Sharon’s personal story of tragedy to triumph and how bearing witness to her trauma helps to heal others. Sharon will weave her personal life, art, and recovery into a mosaic through an energetic and motivation medium that will leave the audience encouraged and enthused. Participants will be able to:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the road to recovery, hope, and resiliency.
  2. Identify the benefits of partnering and collaborating for successful outcomes.
  3. Define trauma and the effect it can have on person served.

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