- Merger Readiness: What Behavioral Health Providers and CBOs Need to Know Before Considering a Merger with Another Health Care OrganizationMay 10, 2017Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Behavioral health providers and community-based organizations increasingly face an important decision. Can they continue to go it alone? Or is it time to consider merging with another entity to achieve the scale, scope and sophistication necessary to thrive in a healthcare system that continues to grow only more complex? The answer involves not only an honest assessment of your existing goals, values, market prospects, and potential partners, but a clear understanding of what’s required from a strategic and operational standpoint to make your organization “merger ready.” During this webinar, HMA Principals Josh Rubin and Meggan Schilkie will outline what behavioral providers and community-based organizations (CBOs) need to know when considering and ultimately pursuing a potential health care merger and the steps to take during each merger phase (Pre-Merger, Merger Execution, and Post-Merger).
- Building a Community Collaborative: Evidence-Based Interventions that Bring Together Healthcare Providers, Community-Based Organizations, and the Criminal Justice SystemApril 12, 2017Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Individuals with complex challenges arising from chronic health conditions, mental health and/or substance-abuse disorders, or involvement in the criminal justice system are among the highest-cost utilizers of the healthcare system. A multi-pronged Community Collaborative can ensure evidence-based interventions that identify and effectively treat high utilizers – helping to keep them out of the emergency room and out of jail. During this webinar, HMA Principal Bren Manaugh and Senior Consultant Amanda Ternan will provide a case study of a successful Community Collaborative in Bexar County, Texas. The webinar will offer practical considerations for building and operating a Community Collaborative, ensuring best practices, and creating a shared recognition of the need for trust and coordination among healthcare providers, community-based organizations (CBOs), and the criminal justice system.
- How Community-Based Organizations Contract and Receive Reimbursement for Home and Community-Based Services in Medicaid Arrangements – A Blueprint for SuccessMarch 1, 2017Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Community-based organizations (CBOs) have a long history of supporting people with disabilities and older adults to live and thrive in the community, through a variety of funding structures. States are increasingly realizing the value of these organizations as providers and partners in their Medicaid-funded programs. At the same time, many states are partnering with Medicaid managed care organizations to provide long-term services and supports (MLTSS) and considering value-based payment structures for LTSS. This creates both opportunities and challenges for CBOs who have had experience serving individuals who need assistance to be able to live independently in their own homes. During this webinar, a panel of experts will provide real-world strategies that CBOs can use to effectively expand access to their services, work with state Medicaid programs, contract with managed care, and ensure sufficient reimbursements.
- Relationship-Centered Care: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Patient Engagement, Shared Decision Making, and Improved OutcomesFebruary 16, 2017Tuesday, February 16, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Relationship-centered care is more than just a good bedside manner. It’s an entire primary and behavioral care construct designed to foster patient engagement, shared decision making, and a deep collaborative approach between healthcare providers and patients. During this webinar, HMA experts Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, Family Physician, and Jeffrey Ring, PhD, Health Psychologist, will provide a deep appreciation of the value of relationships in the provision of medical care, including data that illustrates the efficacy of the relationship-centered approach. The webinar will also provide a roadmap for provider organizations striving to enhance relationship-centered care initiatives that involve providers, patients, and the entire medical and administrative staff.
- Outlook for Medicare: An Assessment of Potential Healthcare Policy Changes that Could Impact Original Medicare and Medicare AdvantageFebruary 15, 2017Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Throughout his campaign, President Trump indicated he would not make cuts to the Medicare program. But the reality is that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have a significant impact on several important Medicare benefits. Furthermore, many Republican legislators are considering a number of reforms that could drastically change the Medicare program, including the potential transition of Medicare to a premium support program. During this webinar, HMA Principal Mary Hsieh and Senior Consultants Aimee Lashbrook and Jason Silva will outline some of the key Medicare reforms being considered, which – if any – are likely to make it to the President’s desk, and how healthcare organizations can best navigate the evolving Medicare business and regulatory environment.
- A Comprehensive Approach to Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Assessing Health Plan Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations to Serve Members Who Qualify for MLTSSDecember 7, 2016Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Health plans serving the market for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) have a unique opportunity to strengthen their relationships with existing and new community-based organizational partners to fill important gaps in care for elderly and disabled members. During this webinar, HMA Principals Karen Brodsky and Liddy Garcia-Bunuel will discuss how managed care organizations can assess their MLTSS-specific partnerships to better serve members and foster a comprehensive approach to meeting the long-term needs of some of the most vulnerable and high-cost members.