Upcoming Webinars

    • Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — CCOs, RCOs, ACOs, Medicaid managed care, 1115 Waivers, 1332 Waivers, block grants, DSRIP, consumerism, integrated care, managed long-term care, patient-centered medical homes, duals demonstrations, evidence-based care. Let’s face it. There is a wide variety of economic and service delivery models emerging to serve the nation’s rapidly growing Medicaid population. While the use of Medicaid managed care continues to increase, other models are vying for relevance – and attracting interest and attention. During this webinar, HMA managing principal Tina Edlund and principals Barbara Coulter Edwards and Steve Fitton will provide a high-level, strategic look at trends in state Medicaid programs – with an emphasis on how innovations in payment reform, service integration, and coordinated care models may impact the future of Medicaid. They have decades of government policy experience – Fitton as former Michigan Medicaid director; Edlund as chief of policy for the Oregon Health Authority; and Edwards as director of CMS’s Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group.
    • Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) continue to struggle with dramatic changes in the way in which healthcare is financed in a post-ACA world. The shift to value-based payments is the latest test. The question is whether FQHCs are equipped to accept value-based payments while remaining financially sustainable. During this webinar, HMA experts will outline a step-by-step readiness assessment that FQHCs can implement to measure their ability to successfully take on risk under a value-based payment model. The webinar will also provide case studies of FQHCs that have successfully entered into a variety of risk-sharing arrangements, providing important lessons about how FQHCs are adapting to new funding mechanisms.
    • Thursday, November 12, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Oregon is host to the nation’s biggest experiment in Medicaid managed care. Unlike most states, which rely on Medicaid managed care plans, Oregon has enrolled 90% of its Medicaid population in newly formed Coordinated Care Organizations. These CCOs are networks of local providers who care for a population of Medicaid members under a fixed global budget – with an emphasis on care coordination, integrated care, wellness, and chronic disease management. During this webinar, HMA Managing Principal Tina Edlund and Principals Cathy Kaufmann and Sean Kolmer, will provide a status report on the Oregon initiative, including key components of the model, initial quality and cost results, and the likelihood that CCOs represent the Medicaid managed care model of the future.
    • Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — America is aging. By 2030, approximately one in five Americans will be 65 or older. This age wave will have dramatic implications for the financing and delivery of government-sponsored social programs, including Medicaid and Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles. During this webinar, our experts will outline the challenges that an aging population poses for Medicaid health plans, state Medicaid programs, and dual eligibles initiatives. They will also provide a roadmap to the type of innovative partnerships required among payers, providers and policy makers to better serve this population.
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3 to 4 p.m. EST — Community behavioral health has never been more relevant. Not only have the costs of caring for those with behavioral health needs become a focal point of delivery system reform, but the medical system has also come to value the type of person-centered healthcare and social supports that the community behavioral health sector provides. Leading healthcare organizations are already taking advantage of the significant opportunities for advancing behavioral health within delivery system redesign. Their success is instructive in an array of areas, including managing organizational change, strategically building out the continuum of care, and pursuing the partnerships, mergers and acquisitions that provide scale, capacity and leverage. During this webinar, HMA behavioral health experts will highlight opportunities available to community behavioral health providers and offer a roadmap for success.
    • Monday, November 9, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Residency programs are about to change dramatically, driven by healthcare reform, Medicaid expansion, the pressing need for more primary care physicians, and the implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Homes and other population health management initiatives. The future impact of these initiatives on residency training remains unclear, but there is no shortage of ideas and proposals. During this webinar, HMA medical education experts Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, Maurice Lemon, MD, and Jeffrey Ring, PhD, will provide a status report on Graduate Medical Education (GME), outline various proposals and policy initiatives, and discuss mandated imperatives for residency training programs to directly address health disparities.
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