With the opioid epidemic now responsible for killing more than 100 Americans every day, it’s become a moral imperative for healthcare organizations to do their part to end the crisis. Like their provider peers, many health insurers are answering that call. What will it take to solve this public health crisis? We’ll share real-world strategies and best practices for health insurance leaders on the front lines and explore what’s working and how to overcome common challenges.

Topics for discussion may include:

  • Piloting pharmacy management programs to reduce opioid prescriptions
  • Increasing awareness and dispelling stigma among populations
  • Removing barriers to medication-assisted treatment
  • Using technology to identify and educate overprescribers

Featured Speakers

Dr. Caesar A. DeLeo

Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Strategic Initiatives
Highmark Inc.

Dr. Caesar A. DeLeo is vice president and executive medical director of strategic initiatives for Highmark Inc. In this position, he leads innovative projects related to behavioral health, addiction and telemedicine. A third-generation physician, Dr. DeLeo began his career by making house calls with his father and developed a lifelong passion for equitable health and wellness. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading departments, managing physicians and creating programs that enhance care quality and accessibility. He has experience in all aspects of health plan operations.

Eric Bailly

Business Solutions Director

Eric Bailly is currently a Business Solutions Director at Anthem, Inc. In his 12th year at Anthem, Eric’s role is focused on the enterprise substance use disorder strategy, with recent emphasis on the enterprise opioid strategy. Eric is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of ND and CO, and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of MN. Eric has worked as a behavioral health clinician in several settings including Outpatient Substance Use Disorder treatment services at both Kaiser Permanente and the Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment, both in the Denver, CO metro area.

Megan Jones-Guido

Senior Director of Product Demonstration
MHK (Formerly MedHOK)

Megan Jones-Guido is senior director of product demonstrations for MHK and has extensive industry and subject matter expertise, with 17 years’ of experience in the healthcare industry and 8 years with MHK. Prior to joining MHK, Megan served in leadership roles with managed care organizations with a focus on medical and pharmaceutical management, care management and member support for Medicare, Medicaid and commercial lines of business. Megan is a graduate of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL and is Board-certified as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (PTCB).


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