Nashville Roundtable: Combating the Opioid Epidemic in the United States.

Aug 10, 2022

Thanks to everyone who made it to the Nashville panel discussion, Innovative Strategies for Combating the Opioid Epidemic in the United States.

A special thanks to our Moderator and Panelists:

Kevin Lee (Moderator), CEO, Recovery Club America

Hon. James “Jim” Carroll – Former Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Eric Gremminger – CEO, ERPHealth

Siobhan Morse – Divisional Director of Clinical Services/Special Project & Research at UHS

Dr. Brian Wind – Chief Clinical Officer, Regard Recovery

It was a lively, solution focused discussion in which we covered a range of topics. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Expect a continued move towards value-based care in the behavioral health space. Government and commercial insurers will continue to pivot away from the traditional fee-for-service model.
  • If providers are going to remain viable in the coming years, they will have to have a way to verify outcomes via a third party source.
  • Establishing broad consensus on effective outcomes is one of the more challenging tasks for payers and providers across the behavioral health spectrum.
  • Providers who are tracking outcomes in a multitude of domains will be at an advantage in negotiating value-based care deals as well as better in-network rates.
  • Third party outcome data will promote health equity by offering verified results as it relates to specific demographic groups in the United States
  • Identifying culturally appropriate recovery resources will improve population health at scale.

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