- 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.
- March 22, 2018Thursday, March 22, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — As the primary payer for long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the U.S., Medicaid accounts for more than 50 percent of all public and private spending on LTSS. For states, paying for LTSS represents a steep financial commitment. Medicaid-funded LTSS accounts for more than 30 percent of state Medicaid program spending, which pays for more than 5 million people who receive home and community-based and institutional services. Adults and seniors represent about 85 percent of Medicaid-funded LTSS beneficiaries. Most are also covered under the Medicare program for their non-LTSS needs. It’s no wonder state Medicaid programs see LTSS as one of their greatest challenges, especially given rising demand for LTSS from the “age wave” and advances that help people with disabilities to live longer. During this webinar, HMA experts will cover an important set of data points to help participants assess the current and future state of the states concerning their LTSS trends and needs. Key data points about states will include demographic shifts, social determinants of health, LTSS spending, state economic environment, relationships with Medicare, and system readiness.