- August 18, 2021, 3-4 p.m EDT- This is the ninth webinar in the series “Exploring the Landscape of Behavioral Healthcare,” covering the growing impact of behavioral healthcare on clinical outcomes and cost. Winning a SAMHSA’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) grant is just the beginning. Now the real work beings. During this webinar, SAMHSA grant experts and a previous grant winner will provide a step-by-step guide to implementing and leveraging CCBHC grants for maximum results. Speakers will address the key steps to achieving CCBHC certification, meeting SAMHSA grantee requirements, and strategically building toward sustainability beyond the two-year grant period.
- The Growing Role of Business Intelligence and Information Technology in State Medicaid Population Health Management ProgramsAugust 5, 2021August 5, 2021, 2-3 p.m. EDT- State Medicaid agencies (SMAs) are increasingly relying on business intelligence platforms and other information technology (IT) solutions to provide the type of robust analytics needed for successful population health management programs. During this webinar, experts from Health Management Associates (HMA) and Cerner will discuss the business intelligence and related IT needs of SMAs specific to population health management, based in part on the results of a recent, proprietary survey of SMAs. Speakers will also discuss how modern IT solutions can be leveraged to address these needs, especially in a world in which modularity and interoperability are king.
- June 3, 2021, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT- People who use stimulants may experience a range of negative health outcomes, including cardiovascular events, increased risk of acquiring or spreading HIV and Hepatitis C, dental problems, violent behavior, psychotic symptoms, and overdose. Fortunately, an impressive array of evidence-based treatments and harm reduction strategies are available to help individuals address stimulant use and addiction. During this webinar, HMA behavioral health experts will outline proven interventions, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, contingency management, and community reinforcement therapy. Speakers will also discuss recent HIV outbreak clusters and harm reduction efforts.
- May 19, 2021, 3 to 4 p.m. EDT – (This is the third webinar in the series “Exploring the Landscape of Behavioral Healthcare,” covering the growing impact of behavioral healthcare on clinical outcomes and cost.) COVID-19 has exposed deep fissures in our national and local healthcare systems, which comes as no surprise to mental health providers already accustomed to treating behavioral health needs rooted in systemic racial and economic disparities. Addressing these needs requires targeted outreach and robust community engagement efforts aligned with the principles of trauma-informed care. During this webinar, behavioral health experts will focus on organizations, networks, partnerships, and protocols that ensure access to supportive, integrated behavioral healthcare for underserved individuals.
- May 19, 2021 1 to 2 p.m EDT- Member experience measures from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey play a growing role in the quality rankings of Medicaid and Medicare health plans, with the difference between high and low plan scores often amounting to a few percentage points. During this webinar, HMA quality expert David Wedemeyer will delve into how Medicaid and Medicare plans can improve their CAHPS scores and thereby benefit from incentive payments tied to high quality performance.
- May 13, 2021, 12 to 1 EDT: This is the second webinar in the series “Exploring the Landscape of Behavioral Healthcare,” covering the growing impact of behavioral healthcare on clinical outcomes and cost. Behavioral health professionals who have cared for their own family members have firsthand knowledge of the effects of depression, schizophrenia, and substance use disorder on individuals and families. While the experience informs their work in many positive ways, it can also make them susceptible to strong emotional reactions that may cloud their judgment. During this webinar, HMA clinical psychologist, consultant, and family caregiving expert Barry Jacobs explores strategies that behavioral health professionals can employ to manage their emotions in professional situations, ensuring the most effective and constructive interactions with family members and treatment teams as well as the best possible outcomes for patients.