- July 24, 2019July 24, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT– If your managed care organization or health system is considering joining the growing market for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, including Special Needs Plans (SNPs), or expanding your MA service area, now is the time to start planning for a 2021 launch. During this webinar, HMA Managing Principal and former CMS Deputy Administrator for Medicare Jonathan (Jon) Blum will be joined by HMA Managing Principal Mary Hsieh and Principal Julie Faulhaber to discuss the strategic, operational, and planning considerations every organization must address before initiating a successful Medicare Advantage plan. Our experts will discuss regulatory concerns, operational readiness, benefit structure, marketing, risk management, and other key considerations.
- Unpacking the MassHealth One Care Procurement Databook: Key Considerations for Strengthening the Program, Advancing Health EquityJuly 16, 2019July 16, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT–The Massachusetts One Care program, which went out to bid this year, is an 1115A Duals Demonstration (both a Financial Alignment Demonstration and a state demonstration) for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries age 21-64 at the time of enrollment and living with disabilities. To assist potential bidders, the state released a Databook containing historical demographic, cost and utilization information for individuals who are eligible for One Care but not currently enrolled. During this webinar, HMA experts will break down the One Care Databook and provide an eye-opening review of the data that can help regulators, health plans, providers and community-based organizations strengthen the program and advance health equity for the eligible population. Speakers will also use sophisticated geo-mapping software to illustrate geographic variation in the cost and utilization of both Medicare and Medicaid services.
- July 11, 2019July 11, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT– The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new Primary Care Initiative, offering primary care providers (PCPs) in 26 regions nationally the opportunity to participate in new Medicare payment models beginning January 2020: Primary Care First (PCF). During this webinar, experts from HMA will describe how this initiative builds on prior CMS innovation models in advancing primary care and will outline eligibility, payment models, and key considerations of the program. The PCF program includes an option to care for seriously ill patients who lack a primary care practitioner and opt to participate in this payment model option. It prioritizes the physician-patient relationship, reduces administrative burden, and financially incents improved health outcomes.
- Opioid Webinar Series Part 7: Medication Assisted Treatment: Are You Ready? Operational Considerations and Readiness Assessment for Providers in Outpatient SettingsJune 12, 2019This is the seventh webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. June 12, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT – Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has been proven to successfully treat opioid use disorder and can be offered in outpatient settings alongside treatment for other chronic medical and behavioral health conditions. However, many providers are unfamiliar with the nuances of providing this treatment in their practices. What’s needed is a systematic understanding of the various operational and regulatory issues that providers will face when providing MAT. During this webinar, HMA clinicians will address some of the key considerations for practices looking to offer MAT. They will also demonstrate how the use of a readiness assessment tool can help providers identify and work through a variety of potential problem areas, leading to implementation of a successful MAT program.
- Opioid Webinar Series Part 6: Creating Effective Health and Law Enforcement Partnerships to Combat Opioid EpidemicJune 5, 2019This is the sixth webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. June 5, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT- Multi-sector collaboration is a key strategy for reversing the upward trend in opioid-related deaths, and there are tremendous opportunities to develop solutions through health and law enforcement partnerships. Historically, these sectors held divergent viewpoints and practices to best address opioid use. But today, successful collaborations involving health and public safety leaders are emerging across the country in response to the opioid crisis. During this webinar, experts from HMA and the New York City Police Department will explore key elements in a multi-sector approach to address opioid use, built on a foundation of shared ownership of policies, system response, and programmatic interventions.
- June 4, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EST -It’s widely recognized that social determinants of health (SDOH) have a significant impact on mortality and morbidity. Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) play a significant role in addressing SDOH factors that drive health disparities and poor health outcomes. CBOs are directly connected to the populations they serve and commonly address an array of overlapping clinical and social service needs. However, CBOs face many challenges creating meaningful partnerships with health care organizations (HCOs) and health plans. Addressing these challenges is important so CBO contributions can be scaled through a more integrative and inclusive approach within the healthcare system. During this webinar, experts from the Disability Policy Consortium (DPC) and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) will join HMA to discuss the recent issue brief, which details lessons learned from CBOs in New York and Massachusetts.