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Gary Larcenaire, CEO Valley Behavioral Health

Gary Larcenaire, CEO Valley Behavioral Health

 

Public behavioral health is a poorly understood and complicated field; every aspect really. The way
we communicate about the benefits of investing in our service array can’t be. There is too much at
stake.
Effective behavioral health service systems prevent very expensive things from happening.
Our systems of care keep behavioral health patients out of expensive places where the benefits to
patient and society are questionable: emergency rooms, jails, court rooms, inpatient hospitals.
Of course we ease suffering and improve peoples lives, but those things are very difficult to quantify
and may hurt our credibility when negotiating, if emphasized too heavily.
The reduction of strain on those resources listed, IS the ultimate measure of our value when it comes
to appropriations, and managed-care contracting.
A clinical dash board that ignores the relative strain of those resources is incomplete and weakens
our ability to quantify our value.
I look forward to meeting and discussing the ways that we can improve the marketing of our
cost-savings outcomes together at our next meeting!
Best,
Gary Larcenaire

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