How Digital Mental Health is Making an Impact
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June 8, 2023 12:00 pm ET

How Digital Mental Health is Making an Impact

With the rising demand for mental health services and the need for innovative and accessible solutions, health plans are recognizing the value of incorporating digital mental health tools and platforms into their offerings.

Digital mental health services can also improve outcomes for individuals seeking mental health care. For health plans, the inclusion of digital mental health services can also result in cost savings. By offering less expensive digital services, health plans can reduce the overall cost of mental health care for both themselves and their members.

Overall, digital mental health represents a valuable addition to health plans, offering a range of benefits for both insurers and individuals seeking mental health care. Discussion topics include:
– Accessibility
– Personalization
– Best Practices



Yavar Moghimi, MD

Chief Psychiatric Medical Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas DC

Dr. Yavar Moghimi is the Chief Psychiatric Medical Officer at AmeriHealth Caritas DC where he has  extensive experience working with Medicaid populations in Washington DC as a managed care executive and community psychiatrist. He has a track record of innovation when it comes to bridging gaps between behavioral health, physical health, and social services.  He is intimately familiar with the current challenges that our fragmented health system faces as an administrator and clinician and has implemented multiple interventions that address the social drivers of health, complex populations with comorbid substance use conditions, and improved transitions of care.

Lauren Roncevic

Senior Director of Healthcare Research, Corporate Insight

Lauren Roncevic is the Senior Director of Healthcare Research for Corporate Insight’s Health Plan Monitor, Health System Monitor, Medicare Monitor and Pharmacy Monitor research services. She has conducted extensive research and competitive benchmarking on the healthcare industries, examining the digital platforms, technological innovations and user journeys that leading organizations offer customers and prospects. She has previous experience in the Property & Casualty Insurance, Asset Management, Life Insurance and Annuity industries. Lauren graduated from The George Washington University in 2010 with a major in Business Economics & Public Policy and has been at Corporate Insight since 2011.

Sam Nordberg, PhD

Chief of Behavioral Health Reliant Medical Group

Dr. Nordberg received his PhD at Penn State University in University Park, PA. He then completed his internship at Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology in Boston, MA, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research at the Boston VA. He is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology and currently serves as Chief of Integrated Behavioral Health at Reliant Medical Group (RMG). Prior to his current career, Dr. Nordberg worked as a senior equity analyst on Wall St.

In his academic work, Dr. Nordberg has focused on using computational models to assess, stratify, and predict patient outcomes in treatment-as-usual. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, and deployed measurement based care systems in four treatment delivery organizations. Dr. Nordberg has led the development of a Practice Research Network (PRN) at RMG to speed the development and initiation of practice-based research on innovative treatments and technologies.

Dr. Nordberg came to RMG from Atrius Health, where he was Medical Director for Informatics and Innovation. While at Atrius Health, Dr. Nordberg co-led a team that won the Massachusetts Hospital Association’s Accountable Care COMPASS award for innovation in behavioral health care delivery. At Reliant, Dr. Nordberg is focused on implementing an integrated primary care/behavioral health model and developing focused specialty behavioral health services for specific patient populations. Over the last 18 months, the department has grown from less than 20 to roughly 80 licensed clinicians operating within primary care alongside a practice research network of 8 researchers, implementation scientists and statisticians who conduct and publish research focused on behavioral health innovation. Chief among current projects is an initiative to test digital applications for mental health in a real-world primary care setting.

William M. Lopez, MD, CPE

National Medical Director-Virtual Care Cigna Healthcare / Evernorth

As the National Medical Director for Virtual Care Dr. Will Lopez is the clinical leader in the implementation of Evernorth and Cigna Healthcare’s national virtual care strategy. In this role he is directly involved in coverage policy development, reimbursement, government affairs issues, and assessing new technologies coming to market. In addition he oversees a medical director’s team responsible for medical necessity reviews, case management, and claims activities.  He provides clinical expertise to Cigna’s sales and marketing teams during client and stakeholder meetings.

Prior to joining Cigna in 2006, Dr. Lopez was a staff psychiatrist and Medical Director for psychiatric services at Snowden at Fredericksburg, a private behavioral health center in Virginia.  Dr. Lopez was a captain in the U.S. Air Force where he practiced aerospace medicine.  As a veteran of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, he is passionate about supporting and leading veteran related initiatives.

Dr. Lopez lives in Asheville, NC with his wife and youngest daughter who is a senior at NC State University. When not at work, he enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and whitewater rafting.

Demetrios C. Marousis, MA, MBA, LPC

Director Behavioral Health, Highmark

Demetrios Marousis is a creative solution-focused executive leader and clinician with experience providing strategic clinical, operational, compliance and quality leadership.

As director of Behavioral Health, for Highmark, he leads a team of licensed mental health professionals, nurse and BH Coaches to perform utilization management activities and case management for Highmark’s  insured lives. He is a contributor to Highmark’s parity compliance objectives.   He is responsible for the creation and execution of strategies related to the Highmark response to the opiate epidemic, for designing and implementing processes and changes in response to legislative activities, and for coordinating and supporting enterprise behavioral health integration activities in the areas of provider relations, provider contracting, compliance quality, fraud/waste/abuse, and value-based reimbursement.

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