273250 A National Perspective on Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know to Effectively Collaborate with New Partners and Make A Difference

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Ronald Manderscheid, PhD , National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, Washington, DC
Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D. is currently Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, an organization that represents county and local authorities in Washington, D.C., Dr. Manderscheid is also an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Mental Health. He is currently the President of ACMHA–The College for Behavioral Health Leadership and write the Manderscheid Report, a monthly commentary for Behavioral Healthcare.

Dr. Manderscheid was a senior policy advisor on national healthcare reform in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Manderscheid is a former member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020; and a former branch chief of the Survey and Analysis Branch of CMHS, SAMHSA. He has held a variety of positions within the National Institutes of Mental Health, including chief of the Statistical Research Branch. Principal Editor for eight editions of Mental Health, United States, Dr. Manderscheid has authored numerous scientific and professional publications on services to persons with mental illnesses. He has received numerous Federal and professional awards.

Learning Areas:
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify Affordable Care Act (ACA) components that impact the local integration of mental health and substance use services with primary care under the Medicaid Expansion: Health Insurance Exchanges; essential health benefits; accountable care organizations; health home option. 2. Identify how these ACA "building blocks" will inform your efforts to implement local programs, influence policy and research new integrated service delivery models.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am President of the ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership and Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.