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Behavioral Health SWAT: The Evolving Landscape of New York's Behavioral Health System

September 30, 2014
Tarrytown, NY

The Evolving Landscape of New York’s Behavioral Health System

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel Tarrytown
455 South Broadway

Please note, when you register you will also be given the opportunity to register for HANYS' SWAT VIII: Confronting the Practical Challenges Caused by Reform, at either the Doubletree Tarrytown on November 5, or the Doubletree Syracuse on November 13, at a discounted rate of $275 for both programs (a savings of $50).

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Who Should Attend

  • Behavioral Health Directors
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Directors of Managed Care
  • Directors of Reimbursement
  • Directors of Patient Accounts
  • Legal Counsel


8:30 a.m - 9 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Jeffrey Gold, Healthcare Association of New York State

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Enforcement of State and Federal Mental Health Parity Requirements
Faculty: Lisa Landau, Bureau Chief, Health Care Bureau, State of New York Office of the Attorney General

10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. - Noon
Panel Discussion: Coordination of Mental Health and Substance Use Agencies: Opportunities to Work Better with Hospital-Based Providers
Faculty: Jeff Wise, Executive Director, New York State Justice Center
Dr. Anne M. Sullivan, Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, M.S., L.M.S.W., Commissioner, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch Discussion: Difficulty Discharging Permanent Patients

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
DSRIP and Beyond: Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
Faculty: Adrian Bishop, Director, eHealth and Organizational Development, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Heather Brown, Assistant Executive Director of Programs, The Resource Center

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Update on Managed Care Transition for Adults and Children with Behavioral Health Conditions
Faculty: Bob Myers, Senior Deputy Commissioner & Division Director, Adult Services, State Hospitals, and Managed Care, New York State Office of Mental Health
Rob Kent, General Counsel, Office of Counsel and Internal Controls, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Donna Bradbury, Associate Commissioner, Division of Integrated Community Services for Children & Families, New York State Office of Mental Health


A block of rooms has been reserved for the night of September 29 at the DoubleTree Hotel Tarrytown. The room rate is $154. The cutoff date for reservations in order to receive this rate is August 30. Please call (914) 631-5700 to make your reservations, and reference HANYS to receive the discounted rate.

Continuing Education Credits

There are no continuing education credits available with this program.

Registration Information

All registrations for this Conference must be done online. To save time and ensure a smooth process during registration, please have the following information ready before you begin:

  • Registrant's e-mail address
  • Registrant's HANYS password
  • Credit card information to process payment

If you have questions or experience any difficulties during registration, please contact learning@hanys.org or call (518) 431-7846.

Registration Deadline and Cancellation Policy

The registration deadline for this program is September 24.

Registrations cancelled after September 24 are subject to a $50 administrative charge. Registration fees for those canceling on the day of the program or failing to attend are forfeited. Substitutions are permitted and encouraged, but should be indicated either before or at the Conference.


Program materials will be available at the meeting.

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