Behavioral Health Management and Policy Summit Welcomes Top Thought Leaders from Across the Country

World Congress in partnership with ABHW continues to empower and connect leaders in health care transformation.

WASHINGTON--()--Executives from the American Psychological Association (APA), Anthem, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW), Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cigna, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, The National Council for Behavioral Health, U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and more will convene at the highly anticipated 6th Annual Payers’ Behavioral Health Management and Policy Summit on November 6 – 8, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Co-organized by World Congress and ABHW, this innovative Summit features an unprecedented lineup of speakers from Health Plans, Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations, Medicaid, and Government Entities. Speakers and thought leaders will provide insights on policy, operations, management of behavioral health strategies, and innovative technologies to advance health care. Attendees will learn strategies to address mass violence, the opioid epidemic, and suicide risk in order to integrate care and improve access to care.

“We could not be more thrilled to collaborate with ABHW again to bring you this comprehensive agenda and stellar lineup of behavioral health thought leaders. This event is the perfect confluence of behavioral health, policy, and innovation,” said Gina Glendening, Vice President of Product Development, World Congress.

Featured Speakers Include:

Doug Nemecek, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer - Behavioral Health; National Medical Officer - Coverage Policy and Affordability

Yener Balan, MD, DFAPA
Executive Director, Behavioral Health
Kaiser Permanente

Robert Krebbs
Staff Vice President, Payment Innovation

Matthew O. Hurford, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
UPMC Insurance Services Division

Mark Steffen, MD, MPH
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

James Scott Holder, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Associate Vice President, Behavioral Health, Clinical Operations
Health Care Service Corporation

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Julio Colon
Marketing Associate
World Congress

Release Summary

Co-organized with the ABHW, this innovative summit provides insights on policy, operations, and management of behavioral health strategies.


Julio Colon
Marketing Associate
World Congress