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Event Details

Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT. Doors open at 8:00 AM

Location
Convene, 311 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60606

Behavioral Health Business (BHB) presents the inaugural Autism & Addiction Treatment Forum, a single-day, two-track event highlighting current trends shaping these two distinct areas of behavioral health. 

This fast-paced education and networking conference will bring together BHB’s community of health care providers and industry professionals.

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2024 Conference Agenda 

Breakfast & Networking

Opening Remarks

Panel Sponsored by The Braff Group

Networking Break

C-Suite Outlook for Substance Use Disorder

Lunch & Networking

Track A - Value Based Care & Mental Health

Track B - Addiction Treatments

Track C - Specialized Care

Inside At-Risk Addiction Treatment Models

Breakout Sessions

8:00 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 9:10 AM

9:15 - 9:40 AM

10:20 - 11:00 AM

9:50 - 10:20 AM

11:00 - 11:30 AM

12:00 - 1:00 PM

After a record-breaking year in behavioral health M&A in 2021, the question going into 2022 was could it possibly last. Especially with inflation, rising interest rates, and the unrest In Ukraine. Tapping into our proprietary transaction database and in-depth conversations with strategic and financial buyers alike, we’ll answer this question and discuss which segments may be hot, which ones may be cooling, and what we expect over the next 6-12 months.

Networking Break

2:00 - 2:30 PM

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Dexter Braff
President
The Braff Group

SUD providers have had to adapt to new regulations, payment challenges and persistent workforce pressures. All the while, their patients are becoming more complex. This panel will examine the trends, challenges and opportunities that are at the forefront for today’s operators.

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Mark Shalvarjian
CEO
Gracent

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Past Attendees

Here's a sample of past BHB VALUE attendees:

Companies

Anthem, Inc.
Arise Recovery Centers of America
Aware Recovery Care
Beacon Health Options
BMO Harris Bank
Center for Medicaid Medicare Innovation

Consonance Capital Partners
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Discovery Behavioral Health
Eleanor Health

Epic Behavioral Health Group
Landmark Recovery
Meadows Behavioral Healthcare
Meridian Capital
Mind 24-7

New Day Recovery
Optum Behavioral Care

Titles

Associate Vice President, Value Based Care
CEO & Co-Founder
Chief Development Officer
Chief Impact Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Director of Clinical Services
Government and Public Affairs Director
Group Director, State and Population Health
SVP Telehealth and Innovation
VP Behavioral Health Business Intelligence
VP Finance & Business Development
VP of Behavioral Health Services
VP of Clinical Strategy
VP Payor Relations
VP Sales and Marketing
VP Strategic Partnerships

Your Company Name Here

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Dr. Nasser Khan
CEO 
Acadia Healthcare

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Mark Friedlander
Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health 
Universal Health Services

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Shana Hoffman
President & CEO
Lucet

Value-Based Managed Care Strategies

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Yusuf Sherwani
Co-Founder & CEO
Quit Genius

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Samir Malik
CEO
firsthand

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Sonia Garcia
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Amae Health

*Executive Connect

Executive Connect

As part of the Executive Connect program, qualified executives from behavioral health providers or operators may register for free and participate in a set number of meetings with pre-screened vendors at the event. *A refundable deposit is required to register and is refunded if you attend the required meetings at the event. No show or cancellations will forfeit the deposit, no exceptions.

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Emerging Serious Mental Illness Models

Track A

Track B

Breakout Sessions

11:30 - 12:00 PM

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dr. Benjamin Zaniello
Chief Medical Officer PointClickCare

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Ben Dittman
SVP Partnerships
Kipu Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dan Hilferty Jr.
CEO 
Project Manifesto

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Eric Gremminger
CEO
ERPHealth

Track A

Track B

Breaking into the Competitive Autism Treatment Market – and Scaling Fast

Breakout Sessions

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Incentive programs. Psychedelics. Emerging medications and treatment plans. This panel will take a look at several measurement-backed innovations helping SUD providers achieve better outcomes – in turn, boosting their business.

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Brett Blevins
Founder & CEO Commonwealth ABA

Outcomes-Backed Innovations in SUD

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Eric Meier
CEO
Owl

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Pamela Greenberg 
CEO
ABHW

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Natalie Johnston
Executive Director, Behavioral Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina

Chris Gay
Co-Founder & CEO
Evry Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

SUD Payment Landscape: Emerging Revenue Opportunities

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Suzanne Goh
Co-Founder & CMO
Cortica

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Christina Mainelli
President & CEO
Quartet

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Cooper Zelnick
Chief Revenue Officer
Groups Recover Together

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Jake Schwartz
Co-founder & Executive Chairman
Brave Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Networking Reception
March 15, 2023
5 – 7 PM EST
JW Marriott Washington, DC - Pennsylvania Ave Terrace (located on lobby floor)

Ling Shao
Founder & CEO
SpectrumAi

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dr. Samit Desai
Chief Medical Information Officer
 Ascension

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Solome Tibebu
Founder & Host 
Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Robert Capobianco
CMO & Payer Market President
NOCD

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Justin Funches
President
LEARN Behavioral Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Edie Calamia
Chief Medical Officer
Aetna Medicaid

July 18, 2024 • Chicago, IL

Executive Connect

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will  the Autism & Addiction Treatment Forum be held?
The event will be held on July 18, 2024 at Convene, 311 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60606.

Which ticket type should I purchase?
Provider tickets are for owner, operators, and providers of behavioral health services. Vendor tickets are for vendors and professional firms providing products, services and capital to the behavioral health industry. 

What is the refund policy?
We will refund up to 45-days out from the event. 

My company or organization owns or is an active investor in a provider. Which ticket type can I purchase?
If your organization owns or invests in a provider or providers in this space, your firm is classified as a private equity investor. If you wish to get the provider pricing, you would need to use that organization's email system/domain to register for the ticket to qualify as a provider. No exceptions.

How do I contact the organizer?
Email us at [email protected]

Track A

Track B

Track C

Right-Sizing Autism Care: Aligning Outcomes with Payment

Breakout Sessions

9:30 - 10:00 AM

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Christopher Wolfington
Founder & Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer
FinPay

Investment Perspectives on Value-Based Care in Behavioral Health


Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Yusuf Sherwani
Co-Founder & CEO
Quit Genius

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Samir Malik
CEO
firsthand

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Jeff Richardson
COO & VP, Community Services
Sheppard Pratt Health Systems

Katie DiPerna Cook
SVP, Partnerships
Headspace Health

Melissa Reilly
Chief Growth Officer
Evernorth Behavioral Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
mark lamb cio caretrust

Candace Richardson
Principal 
General Catalyst

mark lamb cio caretrust

 Value-based care is shaping the health care investment strategies of venture capital and private equity firms alike. This panel will look out how and why that’s the case, with a focus on behavioral health.

Successful value-based care models are able to respond and adapt to patient needs. In this panel, attendees will hear from providers on how they’ve built fully integrated care delivery models to thrive in value-based care frameworks.

Several industry challenges have slowed value-based care adoption within the autism treatment space. Some providers and payers have made progress, however.

Becoming a One-Stop Shop: Service Diversification as a Value-Based Care Pillar

March 12, 2024

March 13, 2024

Program Concludes

3:30 PM

Track A

Track B

A New Kind of Care: How Technology, Diagnostic Advancements Are Transforming the Autism Industry

Breakout Sessions

3:00 - 3:30 PM

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Christopher Wolfington
Founder & Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer
FinPay

What’s New: Service Line Diversification Strategies for the Next-Gen SUD Business

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Yusuf Sherwani
Co-Founder & CEO
Quit Genius

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Samir Malik
CEO
firsthand

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Jeff Richardson
COO & VP, Community Services
Sheppard Pratt Health Systems

Katie DiPerna Cook
SVP, Partnerships
Headspace Health

Melissa Reilly
Chief Growth Officer
Evernorth Behavioral Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
mark lamb cio caretrust

Candace Richardson
Principal 
General Catalyst

mark lamb cio caretrust

From telehealth and gambling-addiction services, to eating disorder treatment and more, many SUD providers have expanded their offerings. In this panel, providers will share what works, what hasn’t – and what’s to come. The goal of this discussion: Figure out what it takes to become a “next-generation” SUD business.

Technology advancements and digital health trends are reshaping how autism treatment services are delivered. They’re also helping individuals and families better understand autism, opening up new doors for providers.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

Track B

Autism C-Suite Outlook

In this 30-minute panel conversation, C-suite executives from three autism treatment providers will discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the field. The goal: to give attendees the understanding of what it will take to thrive as a business in autism in 2024 – and beyond.

From government programs to commercial payers and cash-pay, this 30-minute panel will explore the latest SUD payment trends (including value-based care developments) among providers and payers.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

Track B

Whole-person care as a trend has defined health care over the last several years. That’s increasingly true in the autism industry as well. In this panel, providers and payers will speak to how fully integrated, multi-channel care models are shaping today’s cutting-edge autism programs.

Delivering Whole-Person Autism Care Strategies

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

The autism treatment space has drawn significant interest from a variety of investors, from venture capital firms and private equity groups, to dedicated funds and more. In turn, the field has become more crowded for existing players and upstarts alike. This panel will break down the market and examine what it takes to successfully scale.

Track A

Track B

Breakout Sessions

1:30 - 2:00 PM

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dr. Benjamin Zaniello
Chief Medical Officer PointClickCare

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Ben Dittman
SVP Partnerships
Kipu Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dan Hilferty Jr.
CEO 
Project Manifesto

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Eric Gremminger
CEO
ERPHealth

Ling Shao
Founder & CEO
SpectrumAi

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dr. Samit Desai
Chief Medical Information Officer
 Ascension

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Justin Funches
President
LEARN Behavioral Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Edie Calamia
Chief Medical Officer
Aetna Medicaid

As part of the Biden administration’s health care goals, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has steadily carved more behavioral health services into the Medicare program – or proposed action to do so in the not-so-distant future. In this conversation, three Medicare experts will provide an overview of behavioral health within Medicare, including what’s likely to happen next.

While behavioral health providers and payers both say they’re eager to move toward value-based care, the two parties aren’t always on the same page. During this panel, attendees will hear about the biggest dos and don’ts for value-based care contracting.

Behavioral health is increasingly being woven into primary care models, and the provider groups at the leading edge of value-based care are placing it front and center within their risk-taking strategies

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Track A

Track B

Breakout Sessions

2:30 - 3:00 PM

As M&A in behavioral health continues to accelerate, Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group will discuss some of the top legal issues that can make or break your next behavioral health transaction.  Drawn from some of the most prominent behavioral health transactions over the past year, this is a session you will not want to miss!

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dr. Benjamin Zaniello
Chief Medical Officer PointClickCare

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Ben Dittman
SVP Partnerships
Kipu Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dan Hilferty Jr.
CEO 
Project Manifesto

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Eric Gremminger
CEO
ERPHealth

Ling Shao
Founder & CEO
SpectrumAi

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Dr. Samit Desai
Chief Medical Information Officer
 Ascension

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Justin Funches
President
LEARN Behavioral Health

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

Edie Calamia
Chief Medical Officer
Aetna Medicaid

As part of the Biden administration’s health care goals, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has steadily carved more behavioral health services into the Medicare program – or proposed action to do so in the not-so-distant future. In this conversation, three Medicare experts will provide an overview of behavioral health within Medicare, including what’s likely to happen next.

While behavioral health providers and payers both say they’re eager to move toward value-based care, the two parties aren’t always on the same page. During this panel, attendees will hear about the biggest dos and don’ts for value-based care contracting.

Behavioral health is increasingly being woven into primary care models, and the provider groups at the leading edge of value-based care are placing it front and center within their risk-taking strategies

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Who Attends
Providers, vendors, investors, insurers, and other professionals in behavioral health care.

Ticket Prices
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CSO
I Am Boundless

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Chief Scientific Officer Pelago

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Chief Operating Officer Boulder Care

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Chief Executive Officer NeurAbilities

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Chief Executive Officer Defining Wellness Centers