- February 13, 2019February 13, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT– This is the first webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. No one questions the terrible impact opioid abuse has had on America – a grim tally measured in overdoses, dependency, broken families, and soaring health care costs. Less understood is how we got here, and the best way forward. Even as the federal government prepares to invest billions of dollars in battling opioids, important questions remain concerning the most effective way of organizing a complete eco-system of care to tackle this problem. During this webinar, nationally recognized addiction expert and HMA Principal Corey Waller, MD, will discuss how the historical structure of the nation’s approach to addiction treatment hampers progress on opioid addition. Dr. Waller will also identify pathways at the state, provider, and health plan level for fostering an effective opioid treatment eco-system.
- February 11, 2019February 11, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT–The just-released 2020 Advance Notice Part II represents a net positive for Medicare Advantage plans, including another year of favorable Medicare rates and solid prospects for the growth and performance of the program. 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 to provide an overview and analysis of the proposal’s key aspects, including the level of rate increase, growing emphasis on opioids, and efforts to further integrate duals. Speakers will also address what these changes mean for Medicare Advantage plans’ existing strategies and opportunities.
- 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.