CANCELLED - Get Ahead of the Curve: Building Best Behavioral Health Practices to Prepare for Value-Based Payor Reform

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The way in which healthcare providers in the U.S. get paid is changing. Based on the bi-partisan federal MACRA
law of 2015, “value-based care” soon will impact how behavioral healthcare services are reimbursed. This will
impact how clinical practices provide care, and how their clinicians are compensated. If you are a clinician, this
means you may soon be incentivized financially to change how you provide care. This is not the Affordable Care
Act, and it is not the same thing as “Managed Care.” The most significant shift on the horizon is from the current
fee-for-service model (i.e., payment from Medicare or other payors based on the frequency and type of clinic
visit) to future fee-for-value payment models (i.e., payment based on “quality” and “value”). This shift in how we
are paid will emphasize greater access to care, improved patient/client/consumer experience, reduced costs,
and improvements in demonstrated health outcomes. Beginning with Medicare, value-based care models are
expected to subsequently be adopted by others, including both federal and commercial payors.
In these value-based care models, annual bonuses or penalties can be given by payors to clinicians based on
the quality and value of care provided. But how will quality and value be defined, and by whom? What are the
challenges ahead, and what unique opportunities are there for clinicians? Few clinicians are aware or prepared
for these changes.
The primary goal of this workshop is to begin learning about ways to plan for a successful shift into providing
healthcare services in the context of payor reform and value-based care. Specifically, this is a clinician-friendly,
practical introduction to this topic, with minimal jargon and a clear focus on the challenges ahead for clinicians
and clinician practices. By the end of the workshop, attendees should be able to identify several key problems
associated with this shift into value-based care, as well as strategies and solutions that can begin being
implemented in an effort to build best practices.

M. Zachary Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Duke University Medical Center
Director, Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program
Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatric and Behavioral Services

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


  • Develop the ability to compare and contrast “fee-for-service” and “fee-for-value” payor models for behavioral health services;
  • Identify several key challenges for behavioral health clinicians and clinician practices that may need to be overcome to be successful in value-based care models; and
  • Identify several ways to successfully prepare a behavioral health practice for the transition to value-based models of service delivery.
  • Apply and integrate cultural understanding into therapeutic practice with clients.


Kimberly Jester, BS, 704-512-6528


Dr. Mark Z Rosenthal, PhD
Oct 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
6.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - NBCC Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Oct 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Registration Fee. Breakfast and Lunch Provided.
Contact Hours
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
NBCC Hours