- Military Competency Among Health Care Providers: Best Practices for Screening, Treating and Coordinating Care of VeteransFebruary 28, 2019February 28, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — The unique health care needs of veterans pose significant challenges for providers. What’s required can best be called “military competency,” which is a set of tools and strategies aimed at successfully identifying, screening, and treating veterans. Military competency also means the ability to coordinate care across provider groups and health care facilities for specific medical conditions most prevalent in the veteran community. During this webinar, HMA Principal Uche Uchendu, M.D., who also served as chief officer for health equity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will outline best practices for providers hoping to achieve military cultural health competency. She will also offer a variety of hands-on strategies for immediately improving care to patients who are veterans.
- Evolving Integrated Managed Care Models for Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: Key Considerations for Health PlansJanuary 8, 2019January 8, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Managed care plans face significant strategic and operational questions when it comes to serving individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. That’s because existing managed care models and state and federal policies are evolving in ways that will dramatically impact the roles and responsibilities of participating plans. What’s more, no single model has emerged as preeminent – whether it involves variations on the Capitated Financial Alignment Demonstrations (aka dual demonstrations), Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (FIDE SNPs), or even provider-led initiatives. During this webinar, HMA experts will provide an overview of the complex landscape for integrated Medicare-Medicaid managed care and assess what state and federal changes mean for health plans. Speakers will also provide insights into how health plans can best develop the expertise needed to effectively serve this population and successfully compete no matter which models emerge.
- October 30, 2018October 30, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Health Homes have been implemented in at least 22 states under the federal Medicaid Health Home state plan option, and initial results illustrate the potential for meaningful improvements in the quality and cost of care associated with serving individuals with chronic physical, mental, or behavioral conditions. During this webinar, HMA experts will discuss some of the key lessons learned in these early Health Home initiatives, with a special emphasis on the experience in New York and the District of Columbia. The webinar will also provide practical solutions for the successful development, implementation, and refinement of Health Home care models.
- June 7, 2018Thursday, June 7, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Medicaid managed care plans, health systems, and states are teaming up with community-based organizations and housing authorities to consider a wide variety of supportive housing initiatives. Research indicates that doing so not only improves health outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness, mental health, and/or substance use disorders, but also reduces utilization of emergency room services, inpatient bed days, and community justice involvement. During this webinar, leading Medicaid and supportive housing consultants from HMA will outline nationally recognized evidence-based practice supportive housing models used to bend the healthcare cost curve, citing specific programs and outcomes.
- Electronic Visit Verification for Personal Care Services, Home Health: Understanding and Implementing New Requirements of the 21st Century Cures ActMay 24, 2018Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — The 21st Century Cures Act requires state Medicaid programs to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) for personal care services in 2019 and home health care in 2023. While the aims are noble – reducing fraud and improving quality of care – the practical considerations of understanding and implementing EVV will pose a tremendous challenge for many states. During this webinar, healthcare experts from HMA and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) will provide a blueprint for effective implementation of EVV requirements as well as a deeper understanding of the implications of the new rules. Speakers will provide an update on existing EVV programs at the state level as well as a look at best practices and lessons learned.
- May 17, 2018Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — A growing number of state Medicaid agencies are developing initiatives aimed at achieving broader social goals not previously emphasized in Medicaid, including most notably the introduction of community engagement requirements. Personal responsibility initiatives in Medicaid are not new, but today there is intense state and national focus on leveraging these initiatives as a component of coverage for the non-disabled adult Medicaid expansion population. During this webinar, state policy experts from HMA Medicaid Market Solutions will provide an overview of existing Medicaid personal responsibility initiatives and discuss what tools state and industry leaders need to navigate implementation and operation of these unique programs.
- Technology Refresh: Assessing, Updating Health Insurance Exchange Platforms to Improve Marketplace Functionality and Enhance the User ExperienceApril 11, 2018Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — With nearly five years of health insurance Exchange experience under their belts, states are now in a unique position to update technology to improve functionality and enhance the user experience. During this webinar, technology experts from WEX Health and Health Management Associates will discuss key lessons learned from the rough-and-tumble early rollout of the Affordable Care Act Exchanges and provide a framework for determining whether existing exchange technologies require a refresh, including a review of the features and functions consumers value most. The webinar will also address how a technology refresh can dramatically improve back end efficiency and provide states with improved access to timely enrollment, eligibility, and demographic data.