- April 9, 2020 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT- Behavioral health providers are increasing the use of telehealth and taking other action to respond to changes in regulations at the federal and state level to provide treatment and services for ongoing behavioral health needs during the COVD-19 pandemic. During this webinar, HMA behavioral health experts Dr. Lori Raney and Bren Manaugh will provide information to inform Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and other substance use disorder services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will address changes in requirements for take-home dosing schedules for methadone, in-home inductions of buprenorphine, prescribing via telehealth, and information specific to Texas Medicaid for behavioral health services via telehealth.
- April 7, 2020 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT- Behavioral health providers are increasing their use of telehealth under revised regulations to address ongoing behavioral health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this webinar, HMA behavioral health expert Bren Manaugh will outline the changes in requirements for counseling patients via telehealth, information specific to Texas Medicaid for behavioral health services via telehealth, updates on allowable technology, and revised Medicare rules.
- April 7, 2020 9 a.m. – 10 p.m MT – Around the country, telemedicine and telehealth have become key strategies for expanding access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency situation is accompanied by significant changes in regulations and policies to encourage adoption and use of technologies that support telemedicine and telehealth. With these rapid changes, providers are struggling to understand exactly how it will impact them, their patients, and decisions about the use of technology to support remote interactions with patients. During this webinar, HMA experts will focus on the needs of Colorado providers and clearly lay out the policy and reimbursement implications to date for changes regarding Medicare and Medicaid in the state. Speakers will also review the impacts on key provider decisions concerning selecting, implementing, and building a business case for new telemedicine and telehealth services to support patients in these challenging times.
- February 18, 2020 1 p.m to 2 p.m EST — On February 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Part II of the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2021 which includes proposed updates to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment rates. In a departure from previous years, the agency did not release a separate Call Letter which typically includes Part C and Part D policy guidance and bidding instructions. Instead, the agency released a proposed rule which includes proposed policy and technical changes, most of which are scheduled to go into effect in the 2022 plan year. CMS also issued separate bidding instructions for plans as they prepare their bids for CY2021. During this webinar, HMA Managing Principal Jonathan Blum will be joined by Principal Eric Hammelman, Principal Julie Faulhaber, and Senior Consultant Narda Ipakchi to present an overview of the payment rate updates and proposed policy changes included in the Advance Notice and Proposed Rule. They weill provide interested stakeholders with an overview and analysis of the proposed changes as well as what these changes mean for Medicare Advantage plans’ existing strategies and opportunities.
- Lessons from Colorado Community-Based Organizations Engaged in Provider Partnerships that Address Social Determinants of HealthJanuary 31, 2020Janauary 31, 2020, 12 to 1p.m. MT – HMA’s how-to session last year on development and implementation of social determinants of health (SDOH) partnerships for vulnerable Colorado populations was a tremendous success, offering frameworks and tools for effective SDOH initiatives among community-based organizations (CBOs), health systems, and other providers. As a follow-up to this discussion, HMA is hosting a “lessons learned” session, in which two CBOs who have implemented innovative SDOH partnerships will outline the results of their programs and provide insights on how to develop an effective SDOH collaboration.
- July 24, 2019July 24, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT– If your managed care organization or health system is considering joining the growing market for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, including Special Needs Plans (SNPs), or expanding your MA service area, now is the time to start planning for a 2021 launch. 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 and Principal Julie Faulhaber to discuss the strategic, operational, and planning considerations every organization must address before initiating a successful Medicare Advantage plan. Our experts will discuss regulatory concerns, operational readiness, benefit structure, marketing, risk management, and other key considerations.