- 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.
- What Matters Most: Essential Attributes of a High-Quality System of Care for Adults with Complex Care NeedsNovember 22, 2016Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — What are the Essential Attributes of a high-performing health care system for adults with complex care needs? The SCAN Foundation convened a working group of national experts that identified four “Essential Attributes,” based on person-centered care that serves the goals and needs of individuals, their families, and caregivers. During this webinar, representatives from Health Management Associates, The SCAN Foundation, and leading quality measurement organizations will discuss how a growing understanding of the Essential Attributes of high-performing health care systems will impact quality reporting and measurement in the future – fostering systems of care that support the independence, health, and well-being of adults with complex care needs in the least restrictive settings possible.
- What’s Next for Medicaid? An Inside Look at Findings from the 16th Annual Kaiser 50-State Medicaid Budget SurveyNovember 16, 2016Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — Medicaid enrollment and spending growth slowed considerably in fiscal 2016 following strong gains in 2015 driven by expansion under the Affordable Care Act, according to the 16th annual Medicaid budget survey from The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU). Still, states continue to push hard to further reform the Medicaid program, initiating a wide array of efforts to coordinate care, expand access, revamp payments, improve quality, and control costs. During this webinar, executives from Health Management Associates, which works with KCMU and the National Association of Medicaid Directors each year to conduct the survey, will outline key findings from the recently-released budget survey and discuss what it all means for the future of Medicaid.
- The Future of 1332 Waivers: Likely State Initiatives and the Potential Impact on Health Insurance Exchanges, Managed Care Plans and ProvidersOctober 25, 2016Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — What does the future hold for Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers? Only a handful of states have applied for State Innovation Waivers, which allow states to modify certain aspects of the health insurance Exchange program. Given recent concerns over the viability of Exchanges and calls for flexibility in the structuring of Exchange offerings, Section 1332 Waivers are an important policy lever to watch. During this webinar, HMA experts will discuss considerations for the future of Section 1332 Waivers, the types of modifications states may apply for in the context of a new presidency, and the potential impact on health plans, providers, regulators, and consumers. The webinar will also address federal guidance on what is and isn’t allowed under a 1332 Waiver.