Evolution of Re-Integrated Psychiatric Care: A Critical Issue for Health Care Reform

Indiana Psychiatric Society9s 2008 Spring Symposium

Program Description

As the nation’s healthcare expenditures continue to mount, policy-makers and payers repeatedly push for increased efficiency and value-added systems to control costs and improve outcomes. Mental health and substance abuse assessments and interventions are separated from general medical care by the payment mechanics of health plans and government programs. It is well known that psychiatric and emotional issues have a significant impact on the physical health of individuals, yet little is done to coordinate total care needs and improve overall health outcomes. This conference will provide a discussion of the dynamics of our current broken system and why change is difficult and evolutionary. Our featured speakers will advance the call for a reorganization of our healthcare system to re-integrate psychiatric care into the world of general medical care.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the historical context about the separated care of mental health and physical care.
  2. Assess the challenges of change and evolution of psychiatric and mental health care of the future.
  3. Recognize the interaction between physical and mental health.
  4. Describe the process changes needed to create an effective integrated system of the future.

This event has been approved for 4 CME by the Indiana University School of Medicine.


  • Indiana Psychiatric Society Members--n/c
  • Students--n/c
  • Physicians--$100 before 2/1, $125 2/1 - 3/22
  • PhD, AMP/RN--$75 before 2/1, $100 2/1 - 3/22
  • LCSW,Therapist--$50 before 2/1, $75 2/1 - 3/22
  • Group Discount -- 25% for groups of ten or more
    • Use Discount Code "Group25" for the Group Discount

Event Schedule:

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
*food and drink are prohibited in auditorium

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Donald P. Hay, MD. – President, Indiana Psychiatric Society
Moderator Chris Bojrab, MD – President, Indiana Health Group

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Greg Sipes, PhD – Senior Partner, Indiana Health Group
A Lesson Learned on the Verge of Too Late – Behavioral Health Care’s Essential Contribution
to Health Care

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
John J. Wernert, MD., MHA – Chief Medical Officer, MDwise, Inc.
Current Trends in Psychiatric Reimbursement
and Impact on Care Models

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break and view exhibits
*food and drink are prohibited in auditorium

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Roger Kathol, MD - President, Cartesian Solutions, Inc. & Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
Bringing Value to Psychiatric Patients thru Physical Health and MH/SUD Integration

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana Psychiatric Society. Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
Indiana University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an IUSM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Name Sales End Price
Indiana Psychiatric Society Members Ended Free
Student Ended Free
Physicians -- (Feb 1 and after) Ended $125
PhD, AMP/RN -- (Feb 1 and after) Ended $100
LCSW,Therapist -- (Feb 1 and after) Ended $50

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