Kanchana Madhavan, MD

Medical Director for Coordinated Behavioral Health

Company/Employment: Health Alliance Plan

Bio: Dr. Kanchana Madhavan is the medical director for Health Alliance Plan’s Coordinated Behavioral Health Management Dept. (HAP CBHM) in Michigan. HAP is unique in many ways, but most notably in its alliance with the Henry Ford Health System, with whom HAP has a close and dynamic partnership. This is Dr. Madhavan’s 5th year with HAP. Making care accessible to all, at the right time, and using population parameters to leverage the most appropriate model for care is her philosophy in health care. In her role, Dr. Madhavan provides clinical behavioral health leadership for all lines of business, including Commercial, Medicare Advantage and the dual eligible plans. She leads the quality behavioral health initiatives including accessibility, safety, appropriateness, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of care. She offers clinical leadership for a team of psychologists/social work professionals by incorporating teamwork, understanding of the latest research and innovative approaches to behavioral medicine. Dr. Madhavan is double boarded in Adult psychiatry and Child/Adolescent psychiatry, and holds a part-time clinical senior staff position at the Henry Ford Health System, which includes medical student and resident training. She splits her time between the practice of medicine and business of medicine, which gives her a holistic advantage in improving patient care and experience. Dr. Madhavan is passionate about teaching, being able to pass on her experience and the knowledge of her own teachers to the next generation of doctors and health care professionals.