- July 11, 2019July 11, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT– The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new Primary Care Initiative, offering primary care providers (PCPs) in 26 regions nationally the opportunity to participate in new Medicare payment models beginning January 2020: Primary Care First (PCF). During this webinar, experts from HMA will describe how this initiative builds on prior CMS innovation models in advancing primary care and will outline eligibility, payment models, and key considerations of the program. The PCF program includes an option to care for seriously ill patients who lack a primary care practitioner and opt to participate in this payment model option. It prioritizes the physician-patient relationship, reduces administrative burden, and financially incents improved health outcomes.
- Opioid Webinar Series Part 7: Medication Assisted Treatment: Are You Ready? Operational Considerations and Readiness Assessment for Providers in Outpatient SettingsJune 12, 2019This is the seventh webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. June 12, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT – Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has been proven to successfully treat opioid use disorder and can be offered in outpatient settings alongside treatment for other chronic medical and behavioral health conditions. However, many providers are unfamiliar with the nuances of providing this treatment in their practices. What’s needed is a systematic understanding of the various operational and regulatory issues that providers will face when providing MAT. During this webinar, HMA clinicians will address some of the key considerations for practices looking to offer MAT. They will also demonstrate how the use of a readiness assessment tool can help providers identify and work through a variety of potential problem areas, leading to implementation of a successful MAT program.
- Opioid Webinar Series Part 6: Creating Effective Health and Law Enforcement Partnerships to Combat Opioid EpidemicJune 5, 2019This is the sixth webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. June 5, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT- Multi-sector collaboration is a key strategy for reversing the upward trend in opioid-related deaths, and there are tremendous opportunities to develop solutions through health and law enforcement partnerships. Historically, these sectors held divergent viewpoints and practices to best address opioid use. But today, successful collaborations involving health and public safety leaders are emerging across the country in response to the opioid crisis. During this webinar, experts from HMA and the New York City Police Department will explore key elements in a multi-sector approach to address opioid use, built on a foundation of shared ownership of policies, system response, and programmatic interventions.
- June 4, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EST -It’s widely recognized that social determinants of health (SDOH) have a significant impact on mortality and morbidity. Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) play a significant role in addressing SDOH factors that drive health disparities and poor health outcomes. CBOs are directly connected to the populations they serve and commonly address an array of overlapping clinical and social service needs. However, CBOs face many challenges creating meaningful partnerships with health care organizations (HCOs) and health plans. Addressing these challenges is important so CBO contributions can be scaled through a more integrative and inclusive approach within the healthcare system. During this webinar, experts from the Disability Policy Consortium (DPC) and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) will join HMA to discuss the recent issue brief, which details lessons learned from CBOs in New York and Massachusetts.
- Pathways HUB: A Population Health Model that Activates the Community Response to Social DeterminantsMay 9, 2019May 9, 2019, 12 to 1 p.m. EST -One of the most successful approaches to addressing social determinants of health involves the coordination of local community-based services through a community-led hub funded by performance-based managed care payments. This webinar will feature the co-developer of The Pathways Community HUB model, an approach designed to help coordinate outreach by specialized community health workers who are incentivized to engage high-need populations. Speakers will also discuss how community hubs can be adapted to address broader community needs for an array of populations.
- Opioid Webinar Series Part 5: Activating Local Communities to Successfully Address Opioid Addiction and RecoveryApril 17, 2019April 17, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EST – This is the fifth webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. Local communities are organizing to battle opioid use disorder, based on the growing understanding that addiction and treatment happen at the community level. Successful efforts include tracking spikes in opioid use, effectively targeting high-burden areas, conducting community-based research on needs and resources, and deploying community-based resources in a meaningful and coordinated fashion. During this webinar, HMA public health, prevention, and research experts will explore how to activate local communities in the battle to prevent the rise of opioid use disorder and how to respond to the needs of community members for wraparound services. Speakers will also address how the engagement of those most impacted by opioids can improve the availability and effectiveness of recovery and prevention options and solutions.