MAP hosts webinars and participates in other media on topics related to the fields of population health, addiction, recovery, and behavioral health. Information regarding upcoming webinars and the recordings of each past event can be found on this page.
On January 18th, MAP and Aetna Behavioral Health hosted a webinar to discuss how payers and providers are changing the face of behavioral health through collaborative long-term care models. Jacob Levenson, Founder and CEO, MAP Health Management, Antonio “Tony” Rocchino, Sr., Director Network Management, Aetna Behavioral Health, and Mary I. Anderson, M.D., Medical Director, Aetna discussed why payer-provider collaboration in the form of value-based care is critical for improving clinical and financial outcomes for behavioral health and addiction treatment.
The disease of addiction is one of the largest domestic epidemics that our great nation faces, annually killing over 125,000 people and costing our nation $650 billion per year. Every day 350 Americans die from addiction, 100 of those die from overdose, and large numbers are under the age of 25. One in 14 hospitals stays involve addiction. Many people suffering from this disease have a high risk of comorbidity and re-admission.
Substance Use Disorder, like other chronic diseases, requires an extended, chronic care management model rather than an acute care model. Extending the care continuum for individuals treated for addiction may initially appear to be a costlier endeavor, however, in all actuality it is more cost-effective for providers and payers over time and leads to the successful sustainability of long-term recovery. Insurance payers are starting to agree with these preventative and chronic care models that improve long-term addiction treatment outcomes and have begun to implement pilot studies and reimbursement plans to extend the care continuum for these populations.
On August 2nd, two premiere addiction treatment and behavioral health data and technology experts, MAP Health Management, partnering with YPR, Young People in Recovery, hosted an exclusive webinar event.
This one-hour discussion tackled the hard-hitting topics regarding the needs for outcomes data in order to effectively extend the care continuum and maximize the opportunity for long-term recovery.
We had the pleasure of welcoming Justin Luke Riley, President & CEO of YPR and Jacob Levenson, CEO of MAP, as speakers as well as Greg Williams, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis, as our respected and experienced facilitator.
Watch the webinar recap below:
Overview and Topic of Webinar
We focused on the importance of extending the continuum of care for those in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. The unique opportunities and challenges experienced by counselors providing recovery support services were articulated and discussed. In addition to these areas, the need for longitudinal outcome data within the addiction recovery field was addressed as well the role telehealth and technology can play in providing recovery support while simultaneously gathering longitudinal outcome data.
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Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT, is the George C. Miller Family Regents Professor at Texas Tech University and the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities. Dr. Kimball has received numerous teaching awards for his courses on families, addiction & recovery. He is the author of several peer reviewed articles on addiction and recovery and has consulted and presented on recovery related issues across the nation. He is the co-author of the book, Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery, Hazelden Press.
MAP Health Management, AETNA, AMHCA (American Mental Health Counselors Association), Texas Tech University's Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities
In this webinar we discussed the recent trends and the path forward to improving the fight against the chronic disease of addiction. We also released the results of a recent omnibus survey conducted by MAP and The Mellman Group, a national survey research firm. The survey of 1,007 Americans aged 18-plus, measured the prevalence of substance abuse in the United States and the opinions of Americans about addiction.
MAP Health Management, Facing Addiction and TPAS (Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services)
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