- August 25, 2016Thursday, August 25, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and mobile health can increase access to care for underserved populations, especially among mental health patients where demand for services is growing despite an unprecedented shortage of providers. Telemedicine also has the potential to ease the burden facing healthcare organizations as they make the transition to care delivery payment models that stress value over volume. The most effective programs in design and implementation are the ones that utilize certain core features that will be necessary for the highly anticipated new CPT codes for integrated care. During this webinar, HMA physicians Jean Glossa, MD, an internist; and Lori Raney, MD, a psychiatrist, will discuss the impact that telemedicine and other technologies can have on improving access and care for vulnerable mental health populations. They will also outline the most important elements of a telemedicine program with a special emphasis on the needs of patients and perspectives of the interdisciplinary teams serving them.
- Community-Based Participatory Research: How to Identify Social Determinants of Health and Engage Hard-to-Reach Populations in Your CommunityJune 28, 2016Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Many organizations, including health care and community based organizations, are working hard to address the impact of social, economic, and environmental factors that negatively affect the overall health of a community. These social determinants of health can be difficult to identify, disproportionately strike hard-to-reach populations, and require targeted responses that engage members and help them stay connected to appropriate services, treatments, and interventions. During this webinar, experts from HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) and the San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund will outline one such initiative to explore qualitatively what the most important needs of a specific population are, and the solutions that they suggest would be helpful. While targeted specifically to single, Jewish mothers in the San Francisco area, the initiative offers important lessons for other organizations attempting to learn more deeply about the needs of their populations, using a community-based participatory research model.
- Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Healthcare organizations are beginning to recognize the benefits of integrating Trauma Informed Care initiatives into clinical protocols and best practices. Trauma Informed Care is an approach that helps providers and staff identify and address adverse experiences in individuals’ lives. The return on investment (ROI) is measureable, and the costs can be minimal with the right type of training, organizational support, and leadership. During this webinar, HMA experts Laurie Lockert, Jeffrey Ring, and Karen Hill will discuss how organizations can best support the transformation to Trauma Informed Care and how these initiatives improve patients’ outcomes, improve job satisfaction, and reduce costs – consistent with the Triple Aim.
- Implementing the Final Medicaid Managed Care Rules: How to Drive Compliance and Delivery System Performance for States and Health PlansMay 24, 2016Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 3 to 4 p.m. EDT — The hard work of implementing the new Medicaid managed care regulations will fall squarely on the shoulders of states and health plans. For states, the changes come at a time when Medicaid staff are already stretched thin by budgetary constraints and the impact of the continual state and federal regulatory and innovation projects. Now states must drive and oversee new requirements, including a variety of tighter rules around encounter data quality and submission, provider network adequacy, quality rating systems, provider screenings, and program integrity. Medicaid managed care plans, meanwhile, must step up their operational, administrative, and reporting capabilities to accommodate new state oversight requirements across all aspects of the contract performance. During this webinar, experts from HMA and CNSI will demonstrate the value of using automated dashboard technology and data analytics to establish a single electronic data and reporting portal between states and Medicaid managed care plans for the submission of data and tracking of performance – creating an efficient and centralized compliance audit trail in real time.
- Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation: The Right Thing to Do for Patients and for Your OrganizationMay 18, 2016Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Physician practices and clinics have good reason to transform themselves into Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). While many of the care coordination services provided by PCMHs aren’t currently reimbursed, a growing number of payers are looking to reward providers for these services – and providers need to be ready to benefit from all payment opportunities. More importantly, PCMH transformation is the right thing to do for patients. PCMHs are positioned to provide the highest quality care to members, with improved outcomes, prevention and patient satisfaction. Even if there isn’t an immediate financial reward, practices benefit strategically by positioning themselves as care leaders in the local community and solidifying relationships with other healthcare institutions. During this webinar, HMA experts Linda Follenweider and Jodi Bitterman will outline the steps physician practices must take to transform into PCMHs and provide a list of lessons learned from various transformations to date.
- Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 3 to 4 p.m. EDT — After months of comment, discussion, and revision, CMS has released the final version of its new Medicaid managed care regulations, and now it’s up to health plans, states, and providers to comply. What’s required is not just an understanding of what’s in the final rule, but how it impacts your organization – specifically the procedures, processes, staffing, technology, and operational changes required to implement the regulations. During this webinar, HMA experts will provide a framework for assessing the final rule, analyzing your organizational needs, and implementing the operational and functional changes needed. HMA will provide an overview of the final rule and outline the HMA Impact Analysis and Implementation Tool, a rigorous process for identifying opportunities and challenges the new rules pose to managed care organizations.