MCG Health’s Dr. Monique Yohanan to Speak at CCMC New World Symposium on Solutions to Address the Opioid Epidemic

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MCG expert in behavioral health will discuss how evidence-based care guidance can help address public health emergency

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This crisis has caused more than 165,000 overdose deaths from prescription opioids since 1999

MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network and a leading provider of informed care strategies, announces Monique Yohanan, MD, MPH, will be a speaker at the Commission for Case Manager Certification’s New World Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 20, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Dr. Yohanan will discuss how evidence-based care guidance can help address the national opioid addiction crisis. Dr. Yohanan brings an extensive background bridging the gap between psychiatry and internal medicine in her role as a State Government Relations Director and behavioral health expert at MCG Health.

“This crisis has caused more than 165,000 overdose deaths from prescription opioids since 1999,” said Dr. Yohanan. “In addition, health and societal costs related to prescription opioid abuse have been estimated at over $55 billion annually. Up until now, there has been a lack of comprehensive guidance addressing chronic opioid use across a patient’s entire care journey and which can offer solutions to address its root causes in a systematic way.”

The CCMC’s New World Symposium is an annual event that brings case managers from all walks of the industry to one place where new ideas are discussed and innovative resources are made known. The biggest benefit of this event is the forum offered for idea-sharing, ensuring everyone leaves with real-world takeaways and superior knowledge to apply to your practice setting. “This event brings together individuals who are driving change and implementing the highest standards of care across the continuum,” said Dr. Yohanan. “CCMC's New World Symposium provides the most cutting-edge content in the case management field.”

About CCMC
The Vision of CCMC is to be the global leader committed to the advancement and evolution of case management. CCMC represents the largest community of Board Certified Case Managers (CCMs) with over 42,000 active CCMs and is recognized by employers as a global thought leader “committed to the advancement and evolution of case management.” Through the development and management of a comprehensive professional certification for qualified case managers, CCMC will promote, advance and advocate for consumer protection, quality case management practice, ethical standards and behavior, and scientific knowledge development and dissemination.

About MCG
MCG, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move people toward health. MCG’s transparent assessment of the latest research and scholarly articles, along with our own data analysis, gives patients, providers and payers the vetted information they need to feel confident in every care decision, in every moment. For more information visit or follow our Twitter handle at @MCG_Health.

About Hearst Health
The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health International, Hearst Health Ventures, and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab ( The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 177 million insured individuals, 60 million home health visits, and 3.1 billion dispensed prescriptions.

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