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Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program

Medicaid IAP Information Session (March 14, 2018)
New Technical Support Opportunity for States: Value-Based Payment and Financial Simulations

The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program’s Value-Based Payment (VBP) and Financial Simulation functional area is launching an 12-month technical support opportunity for up to 10 states seeking to design, develop, and implement Value-Based Payment approaches (i.e. payment models that range from rewarding for performance in Fee-for-Service to capitation, including alternative payment models and comprehensive population-based payments). Interested states are encouraged to attend the information session Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET.

During the information session, participants will learn about the goals, structure, and technical support approach for working with states on VBP and financial simulations. Selected states will have the opportunity to work with VBP and financial simulation experts through individualized technical support and state-to-state learning activities. This technical support opportunity is open to states at all levels of experience and progress in developing a VBP approach. 

Register Now: Medicaid IAP National Learning Webinar (March 26, 2018)
Addressing Administrative and Regulatory Barriers to Physical and Mental Health Integration

CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Physical and Mental Health Integration program area is hosting a national learning webinar on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET about addressing administrative and regulatory barriers to physical and mental health integration.

The webinar will feature speakers from two state Medicaid agencies, Arizona and New York, who will share how they are developing and improving current administrative and reimbursement strategies that promote integration. Speakers include Tom Betlach, Medicaid Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System; Keith McCarthy, Director, Bureau of Inspection and Certification, New York State Office of Mental Health; Trisha Shell-Guy, Deputy Counsel, New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services; and Shaymaa Mousa, MD, MPH, Empire State Fellow, Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management, New York State Department of Health.

Participants will also learn about key policy, financial, and operational building blocks for integration at the state level. The strategies presented on this webinar will be applicable to a variety of states interested in planning and implementing a physical and mental health integration approach, and working to better align administrative functions to support these efforts.

Upcoming Calls and Webinars

Assisting Providers in Ensuring Settings Facilitate Community Inclusion

The objective of this training is to identify systems/methods to support providers in long-term system transformation; reinforce the person-centered thinking model as a cornerstone for community inclusion and stimulate discussion on creative approaches to initiate and sustain community inclusion. New Editions is currently the training lead through the Home & Community-Based Settings (HCB Settings) Contract overseen by the Division of Long Term Services & Supports (DLTSS) and will present the training. Ralph Lollar, DLTSS Division Director will support the training and lead the Q&A Session.

Wednesday, March 14 2018 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Audio Option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Your WebEx Meeting Number: 904 774 495

Audio Option #2 and webinar 

MACPro User Management Overview and In-System Demonstration

This session will demonstrate user management functions in MACPro and highlight new functionality, including task reassignment and role removal. This training is intended for MACPro users with role administration capabilities, including CMS System Administrators, CMS Role Approvers, Central Office Administrators, Senior Reviewers, and State System Administrators.

Thursday, March 15 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

Audio option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Participant Code: 904 432 454

Audio option #2 and webinar 

2018 Disability Competent Care Webinar Series

Time/Date: Weekly on Wednesdays from 2-3pm ET, March 14, 2018- April 4, 2018

This series is intended to aid providers and health care professionals in improving the delivery of care to persons with disabilities.  Individuals with disabilities enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid are at higher risk for poor health outcomes when compared to individuals without disabilities.1  This seven-part series will explore key concepts of the Disability-Competent Care (DCC) model and how organizations can best implement these concepts to empower providers and participants with disabilities to best meet their care needs.

Supporting Participants with Complex Behavioral Health Needs, March 14, 2018

This webinar will provide background on the needs of adults with disabilities with complex or co-occurring behavioral health needs. These challenges range from highly variable to severe mental health issues, commonly co-occurring with substance use disorders or other functional limitations. This webinar will examine the innovative approach the Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) health plan developed to address the needs of its population. CCA partnered with a local community provider to create a structured living setting as an alternative to institutionalization. This is just one example of a flexible approach to care aimed at improving the accessibility, quality, and care experience for participants and providers.

Interdisciplinary Team Building, Management, and Communication, March 21, 2018

This webinar will explore the value of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) in supporting and empowering participants with disabilities. Presenters will provide concrete and innovative strategies to improve the management and communication within the IDT, including meeting execution, agenda setting, and facilitating communication when in-person meetings are not practical. Refining or designing new IDT processes/procedures is a crucial step to improving the participant experience and promoting participant-centered care.

Managing Transitions with Adults with Disabilities, March 28, 2018

This webinar will describe the challenges participants with disabilities experience as they face care settings transitions and steps that providers can take to help empower participants to make informed decisions and improve care outcomes during these transitions. The presentation will help health plans and health systems prepare for successful transitions using innovative approaches to improve the participant experience, increase the quality of care, and build relationships with local and community-based care settings.

Building Partnerships: Health Plans and Community-based Organizations, April 4, 2018

This webinar will explore the benefits of partnerships between health plans and community-based organizations to establish a network with local leadership and support community integration for persons with disabilities. This webinar will highlight how one Center for Independent Living has created such a partnership program in Southern Colorado, with services to engage participants and improve their integration in the local community.

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