Category Archives: Webinars

Exploring Medicare Advantage Plans as a New Business Strategy

August 6, 2020 1 to 2 p.m. EDT- The COVID-19 pandemic shed a spotlight on funding pressures on providers and systems that rely largely on fee-for-service payment. This, along with additional stressors brought on by the pandemic, has led many health systems and providers to consider revenue diversification and service expansion strategies. During this webinar, HMA Medicare Advantage experts will address the strategic option of using Medicare Advantage as a strategy to better manage care of patients and provide a steady stream of predictable revenues.

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Leveraging the Primary Care Team’s Strengths During Reopening: Part 3 – Payment and Documentation

July 29, 2020 1 to 1:30 pm EDT- In this webinar, HMA primary care experts will discuss current payment flexibilities that allow physician practices to maintain revenues while operating in a virtual environment. Given the likelihood that many patients will continue to receive care virtually even after the pandemic, HMA experts will explore mechanisms for alternative payment models that support virtual care and allow for efficient use of the care team. Speakers will also share necessary considerations for documentation to assure data capture and appropriate billing.

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Nursing Home Revenue Diversification and Care Options Series: Understanding the Impact of Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings

July 24, 2020 Noon to 1 pm EST- Even before COVID-19, nursing homes struggled with staffing shortages, inadequate reimbursement rates, and declining occupancy rates. The pandemic has amplified these challenges, forcing nursing homes to consider options for diversifying revenues and broadening services for both residents and individuals who qualify for institutional status but reside in the community. During this webinar (the second in a series), HMA quality experts will provide an overview of the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System and its impact on nursing homes.

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Leveraging the Primary Care Team’s Strengths During Reopening Part 2: Adapting the Environment

July 22, 2020 1 to 2 p.m EST- Before reopening for in-person visits, primary care practices must address a wide variety of safety considerations, including infection control protocols; modifications to offices, waiting areas, and exam rooms; staffing and workflow issues; and other strategies that minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for both patients and staff. During this 30-minute webinar, HMA primary care experts will discuss best practices for successfully reopening primary care practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nursing Home Revenue Diversification and Care Options Series: Exploring Medicare Advantage as an Alternative Revenue Source for Post Acute Providers Webinar

July 17, 2020 Noon to 1 p.m EST- Even before COVID-19, post-acute providers such as nursing homes struggled with inadequate reimbursement rates and declining occupancy rates. This along with additional stressors brought on by the pandemic has led many nursing homes to consider revenue diversification and service expansion strategies. During this webinar (the first in a series), HMA Medicare Advantage and long-term care experts will address two such options for nursing homes: Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNP) and Institutional-Equivalent Special Needs Plans (IE-SNP).

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HMA Community Health Worker Webinar Series Part 2: The Role of Community Health Workers as COVID-19 Contact Tracers

July 13, 2020 1 to 2:00 p.m EST- Aggressive COVID-19 contact tracing is key to state reopening strategies. During this webinar, HMA community health experts will address how community health workers can play a critical role in contact tracing, leveraging their trusted position in local communities and simultaneously furthering efforts to assist patients with multiple needs, including housing instability, food insecurity and co-morbidity. HMA experts will also outline best practices for establishing a contact tracing infrastructure and discuss how community health workers are positioned to emerge as the vanguard for COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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Federal COVID-19 Response: Medicare Advantage Policy Changes and Impacts

June 11, 2020 1 to 2:00 EST- In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have made significant policy changes to Medicare Advantage regulations, allowing for expanded benefits and other flexibilities designed to better serve the Medicare population.

During this webinar, HMA experts will address the impact of these changes, including a look at policies affecting cost sharing, telehealth, Star Ratings, prescription drugs, provider funding, appeals, and Special Needs Plans (SNP). Speakers will also address the likelihood that these policies remain in place even after the COVID-19 emergency ends.

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Tracking State Responses to COVID-19 for Home Health and Home Care Providers: Survey Results and Provider Perspectives

June 9, 2020 1 to 2 p.m EDT- With most federal COVID-19 funding going to hospitals and nursing homes, states are implementing various Medicaid authorities, legislation, and policies of their own to improve access to long-term services and supports, including home and community-based services. HMA home care experts have tracked these state efforts and will present the results during this informational session. They will be joined by home health and home care industry leaders, who will offer important perspectives on state actions as well as thoughts on additional steps that will be necessary over the long term.

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Supporting the Behavioral Health Workforce During the COVID-19 Response: Strategies for Providers to Sustain and Strengthen the Behavioral Health System

May 18, 2020 1 to 2:30 EDT- Even as behavioral health providers work tirelessly to respond to COVID-19, the most forward-looking organizations also recognize that the pandemic has laid bare the need to develop a wide variety of short- and long-term solutions to ongoing and emergent needs. The most pressing of these needs concern strategies to support and strengthen the behavioral health system workforce.

During this webinar, HMA experts will show how leading behavioral providers are using new regulatory flexibilities, emerging staffing models, and new delivery formats to develop and implement organizational changes and innovations that sustain workforce excellence.

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Health Equity and Enlightened Leadership in the Shadows of COVID-19: A Conversation with Jay Bhatt, D.O.

April 30, 2020 1 to 2 p.m. EDT- True health system innovation and transformation requires the type of enlightened leadership that understands the nature and role of health equity and social justice. That’s especially true in the shadows of COVID-19, when disparities are heightened, and a strong vision is needed to progress toward the elimination of health inequities.

During this webinar, Jay Bhatt, D.O., a practicing internist and past chief medical officer of the American Hospital Association, will engage in a spirited conversation with HMA health system transformation and leadership expert Jeffrey Ring about the role of strong leadership in health system transformation and healthcare justice.

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