Upcoming Webinars

    • 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.
    • Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EST — Federally Quality Health Centers (FQHCs) are an important part of the nation’s healthcare safety net, receiving a large share of community benefit funds from hospitals to provide primary, preventive and charity care to the poor and underserved. But the truth is FQHCs have the potential to do much more. Through a variety of new and innovative partnerships with hospitals, FQHCs are playing an expanded role in care coordination, behavioral health, team-based care, residency programs and risk-sharing arrangements. During this webinar, HMA Principals Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, and Margarita Pereyda, MD, will outline the ways in which FQHCs can bring additional value to hospitals, improving care and reducing costs. The webinar will feature guest presenter, Santina Wheat, MD, from Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park, a Teaching Health Center, and a partnership between Northwestern University, Erie Family Health FQHC, and Norwegian American Hospital.
    • Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — The importance of information technology continues to grow as healthcare providers venture into care coordination, accountable care, and risk sharing. A structured approach to IT planning is a critical step in any comprehensive effort to enable providers to move effectively along the risk-sharing continuum. This means developing a comprehensive IT capability assessment and planning framework specifically geared towards provider organizations engaging in accountable care. It also means identifying how IT can support each clinical and administrative function necessary to successfully manage risk and coordinate care for a population of patients. During this webinar, HMA experts Lynn Dierker, Juan Montanez and Greg Vachon will outline the steps provider organizations must take to develop a solid, actionable accountable care IT plan. The webinar will also feature case studies of provider organizations that have made IT the backbone of a successful, comprehensive approach to accountable care.