- Marrying Strategic, Operational and Information Technology Planning: Two Separate Frameworks in Support of Common Goals for Healthcare Organizational Efficiency and EffectivenessMay 17, 2016Thursday, May 17, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Strategic planning and operations needs assessment go hand-in-hand. That’s especially true for healthcare organizations in an emerging world of risk-sharing, population health management, and integrated care. During this webinar, HMA and Day Health Strategies will outline two complementary frameworks designed to help healthcare organizations achieve higher levels of performance by marrying strategic planning with a clear assessment of the operational and information technology (IT) investments needed to achieve long-term goals. The frameworks include tools that help diagnose critical areas of organizational performance which, if improved, can drive significant efficiency gains across your organization.
- Using a Policy Framework to Foster Provider Practice Transformation: How the District of Columbia Launched Major Delivery System Change through its Medicaid Health Home Program for Individuals with Serious Mental IllnessMay 12, 2016Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. EDT — Many states are looking to health homes to coordinate care and reduce costs for individuals with complex physical and behavioral health needs as well as for individuals with serious and persistent mental health conditions. The District of Columbia is a unique urban environment facing challenges to serve a large Medicaid population with a high prevalence of behavioral health issues. Yet, DC has been a leader in leveraging its health home strategy to drive widespread delivery system transformation – aligning a vision for improved health with policy, payments, and a real-world understanding of the needs and capabilities of providers. During this webinar, leaders from the DC Departments of Behavioral Health and Health Care Finance will describe how they set a course toward integrated care with the structure of the DC health homes, and provide important lessons learned for other states. The webinar will also address how providers can play an important role during the policy planning process to ensure the effectiveness and feasibility of state initiatives and requirements.
- May 11, 2016Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3 to 4 p.m. EDT — The long awaited final regulations for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act are out, with important implications for Medicaid managed care plans, behavioral health providers, and other stakeholders serving vulnerable patient populations. The new federal rules have a broad reach, with the intention of improving ease of access to behavioral care, benefit levels, service classifications, coverage decisions, treatment protocols, and billing procedures. The rules also clarify the relationship between payers, providers and federal and state regulators. During this webinar, HMA experts Barbara Leadholm, Don Novo, and Rich VandenHeuvel will summarize key components of the final regulations, with a special focus on opportunities and challenges facing states and Medicaid managed care plans working to comply with the rules and government regulators monitoring their progress.
- ‘Business Associates’ Redefined: What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know to Comply with Strengthened HIPAA RegulationsApril 26, 2016Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 3 to 4 p.m. EDT — Attention healthcare providers, managed care plans and other entities that are covered by HIPAA regulations pertaining to patient data. Your relationship with third-party contractors and other outside “business associates” is coming under increased regulatory scrutiny from the federal government. Revised HIPAA rules have created important new responsibilities and instituted new penalties related to “business associates” who handle personal health information or personal health records for covered entities. During this webinar, HMA experts Heidi Robbins Brown and Margarita Pereyda, MD will outline the new regulations, provide a framework for protecting patient data, and present a set of best practices your organization and business associates can use in efforts to ensure HIPAA compliance.
- Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — More than three-quarters of Medicaid recipients report experiences of trauma and violence during their childhoods. These experiences may include verbal, physical or sexual abuse; living in poverty or violent surroundings, including war zones; or living with family members who struggle with substance abuse, mental illness or extreme disability. Research demonstrates that there is a direct correlation between traumatic experiences and the 10 most common causes of death in the United States. The U.S. healthcare system continues to struggle to reach this high-risk population, many whom also have multiple comorbid chronic health conditions. It is imperative that today’s patient-centered and whole-person healthcare teams take a proactive trauma-informed approach to care delivery. Trauma-informed care begins by first understanding the problem and then identifying patients who have endured or witnessed over the course of their lives any number of adverse or traumatic experiences. During this webinar, HMA experts Karen Hill, PhD, MSN, ANP-C; Laurie Lockert, MS, LPC; and Jeffrey Ring, PhD, will provide information about the biopsychosocial impact of adverse and traumatic experiences; identify screening tools; and explore how provider practices can support this at-risk population.
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — The emerging transformation of healthcare delivery for safety net populations is forcing clinical and administrative leaders into unfamiliar territory. Successful leadership requires an enhanced set of skills, combining the traditional emphasis on clinical proficiency with the kind of non-traditional leadership qualities necessary to engage teams, impact delivery system transformation, and respond to community, social, and clinical needs. During this webinar, experts from Rush University Medical Center and Health Management Associates will outline strategies for developing a deep bench of collaborative leaders and empowered providers – the kind necessary to prepare your organization for the challenges of a changing healthcare environment.