Foley Partner Chris Donovan, Co-Chair of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team, will be moderating “Dissolving the Stigma around Behavioral Health” webinar during the HLTH Matters GoLIVE Webinar Series on Thursday, October 29, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Although the mental & behavioral crisis is ballooning at an alarming rate, even before the pandemic hit, one silver lining is that the stigma around these issues is disappearing. Behavioral health is getting more integrated into whole health. Payers specifically are realizing that a truly integrated approach to care delivery does not exclude behavioral health. By providing this “whole health” approach, costs are ultimately saved and providers are empowered to intervene earlier with their patients.
On top of payer’s getting on board, patients now have a great variety of therapies at their disposal through digital health modalities such as telemedicine and AI-powered chatbots. Behavioral health’s stigma has been lifted and patient care is now more accessible, convenient and reliable than ever before.
Chris will be joined by the following panelists:
- Sarah Ahmad, Senior Vice President of Product Innovation and Head of Magellan Health Studio, Magellan
- Rob Marsh, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kindred Behavioral Health
- Dr. Justin Hunt, Medical Director and Head of Psychiatry, Ginger