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Demystifying Mental Health and Annual Meeting of the Membership

May 21, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Demystifying Mental Health: The Ins and Outs of Understanding and Accessing this Complicated Benefit

Join us on May 21st to participate in an engaging panel discussion with the top experts from Sharp Health Plan, along with Sharp Mesa Vista inpatient and outpatient centers and Psychiatric Centers of San Diego to demystify the mental health benefit. We will be challenging the panelists with a series of questions to related to how patients can access care in San Diego, how diagnoses are provided to insurance companies, what insurance companies look for in diagnosis to approve/deny claims, the referral process as it relates to HMO, how mental health relates to alcohol and drug abuse claims, etc. You’ll walk away from this luncheon with a better understanding of how this benefit works from both the carrier standpoint and the provider standpoint, and be able to relay thisinformation to your clients.

Our Panel Experts Are:

Christina Paul
Director of Outpatient Services
Sharp Mesa Vista

Scott Carruthers
Manager of Inpatient Services
Sharp Mesa Vista

Cary Shames, D.O.
Chief Medical Officer
Sharp Health Plan

Sabah N. Chammas, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.
President & CEO
Psychiatric Centers at San Diego

Speaker Sponsor

Lunch sponsorships available

Handlery Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego 92108

Registration: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
SDAHU Business: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Speaker Presentation: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM


May 21, 2015
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Handlery Hotel