Next-Generation Behavioral Health Care for Primary Care

  • June 05, 2018
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
  • online

Primary care providers are often inundated with patients who present for behavioral health in their practices. PCPs are reluctant to screen patients because there are very few treatment options once patients have been diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder. Those patients are in turn high-cost members with low adherence to medication and treatment plans and are frequent users of the emergency room and inpatient services.

The webinar will provide a solution for primary care providers that addresses the full continuum of care from diagnosing to treating behavioral health conditions. It addresses solutions that increase access to behavioral health while reducing total cost of care.

Attendees will learn:

  • Current state of behavioral health
  • Challenges in treating behavioral health conditions in the primary care setting
  • Solutions to improve treatment of Behavioral Health for patients who present in primary care


Lisa Sasko, Senior Vice President, Provider Solutions, Magellan Healthcare

Lisa Sasko has more than 18 years consulting and health care experience including specific expertise in value-based care, network expansion, accountable care, clinical integration, provider-led practice transformation and physician governance to support population health and value realization.

Dr. Caroline Carney, Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Healthcare

Dr. Caroline Carney serves as the senior vice president and national medical director. In this role, Carney is broadly responsible for supporting Magellan Healthcare in developing and supporting the clinical mission, vision, products and strategies—both behavioral and specialty—of the division. Carney was a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher and has won awards for teaching, research and clinical excellence. She is also a published author and co-author for over 100 peer and non-peer reviewed publications, including a wide array of topics from eating disorders, illness fears in the general population, receipt of clinical preventive medical services among psychiatric patients and post-traumatic stress disorder and physical health status among U.S. military personnel.