MCG Health’s Dr. Monique Yohanan to Join Panel Discussion on the Opioid Crisis at 2018 Medicare Advantage Summit

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MCG expert in behavioral health will join healthcare industry leaders to discuss ways to address public health emergency

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In our panel discussion at the Medicare Advantage Summit, we will address how evidence-based practice is providing potential solutions to the Opioid Crisis.

MCG, part of the Hearst Health network and a leading provider of informed care solutions, announces Monique Yohanan, MD, MPH, will take part in a panel discussion at the Second National Medicare Advantage Summit in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Dr. Yohanan will be joined by industry experts including Eric Bailly, Business Solutions Director, Anthem; Pamela Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW); and panel moderator Mesfin Tegenu, President, PerformRx. The discussion will cover the current progress being made on the national Opioid Crisis, including how it has specifically affected Medicare Advantage populations. In addition, they will address how health plans are taking an active role, what state and Federal legislation is being proposed, and what types of treatment are showing improved outcomes for people suffering from opioid addiction. The group will discuss the barriers faced by healthcare professionals overseeing opioid management, and they will also take questions from the audience.

“This crisis has caused more than 350,000 overdose deaths from opioids since 1999,” said Dr. Yohanan. “Also, health and societal costs related to prescription opioid abuse have been estimated at over $55 billion annually. Recent evidence has shown that medication-assisted treatment can improve patient outcomes while simultaneously controlling costs. In our panel discussion at the Medicare Advantage Summit, we will address how evidence-based practice is providing potential solutions to the Opioid Crisis.” Dr. Yohanan brings an extensive clinical background encompassing psychiatry and internal medicine in her role as a State Government Relations Director and behavioral health expert at MCG.

The National Medicare Advantage Summit is an annual event bringing together health plans, providers, patients, and government with the focus to improve quality, costs, and access to Medicare Advantage. The panel discussion, Managing the Opioid Challenge, will run 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018. To learn more and register for this event, visit the Medicare Advantage Summit website at http://www.medicareadvantagesummit.com.

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 http://www.mcg.com 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 Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (http://www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. 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 Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 70 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions.

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