2018 Agenda At-A-Glance
Keynote Address | September 18, 9:00 am
William Lopez, M.D., CPE
Senior Medical Director-Behavioral Health, Cigna Behavioral Health
Dr. William Lopez is a Lead Medical Director for Cigna Behavioral Health and manages a team of doctors responsible for medical necessity reviews, case management and claims activities. He also oversees the revision of CBH’s Medical Necessity Criteria, has a leading role in the integration of behavioral health services into Cigna's collaborative accountable care programs, and represents behavioral health on a companywide task force that is currently implementing a national tele-health strategy.
Prior to joining Cigna in 2006, Dr. Lopez was a staff psychiatrist and then Medical Director for psychiatry at Snowden at Fredericksburg, a private behavioral health center in Virginia, and staff psychiatrist and medical director at Memorial Healthcare System in Michigan. Dr. Lopez was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, where he practiced aerospace medicine, and is a veteran of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Dr. Lopez holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Puerto Rico and a medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. After completing an internship in internal medicine at Western Reserve Care System in Ohio, he completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of California San Diego.
Dr. Lopez is a certified physician executive through the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, is board certified in psychiatry, and is licensed in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Dr. Lopez is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the American College of Physician Executives and the National Hispanic Medical Association. ×
Keynote Address | September 19, 9:00 am
Sr. Vice President, Health Services, Sunshine Health
Ms. Smyers is Senior Vice President of Health Services,
Sunshine Health and serves as the executive clinical leader for the utilization management, care management, quality and pharmacy programs to improve the cost and quality of care for multiple populations, including Medicaid, Child Welfare and Special Needs products. Ms. Smyers uses a population management strategy based on integration of physical and behavioral health needs in a holistic manner with measurable outcomes. ×
Keynote Address | September 20, 3:45 pm
Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
Monica E. Oss, M.S., Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate, is the founder of OPEN MINDS. For the past two decades, Ms. Oss has led the OPEN MINDS team and its research on health and human service market trends and its national consulting practice. Ms. Oss is well known for her numerous books and articles focused on the strategic and marketing implications of the evolving health and human service field. She has unique expertise in payer financing models, provider rate setting, and service pricing. She has led numerous engagements with state Medicaid plans, county governments, private insurers, managed care programs, service provider organizations, technology vendors, neurotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations, and investment banking firms – with a focus on the implications of financing changes on delivery system design. ×
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