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2018 Disability Competent Care, Providers Ensuring Community Inclusion, Plus IAP Webinars

2018 Disability Competent Care Webinar Series

Weekly on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST, February 21, 2018-April 4, 2018

The 2018 Disability-Competent Care Webinar 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. This seven-part series will explore key concepts of the Disability-Competent Care (DCC) model and how providers and organizations can best implement these concepts to empower providers and participants with disabilities to best meet their care needs. The first three webinars of the series will be February 21st, February 28th and March 7th.

Serving Adults with Disabilities on the Autism Spectrum, February 28, 2018

This webinar will provide a basic understanding of the autism spectrum and will examine the unique care management needs of adults with disabilities who are on the autism spectrum. The discussion will highlight the experience of being autistic and the disparities and barriers these participants experience in obtaining care.

Palliative and Hospice Care for Adults with Disabilities, March 7, 2018

This webinar will discuss palliative and hospice care services and the delivery of these services to participants with disabilities. Discussion will address advanced care planning and strategies for empowering participants and their providers to initiate these discussions.

Assisting Providers in Ensuring Settings Facilitate Community Inclusion:

Wednesday, March 14 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET

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.

Audio Option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Your WebEx Meeting Number: 907 626 064

Audio Option #2 and Webinar 

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program

Data Analytic Technical Support for State Medicaid Agencies
Expression of Interest Forms Due March 5, 2018

The Medicaid IAP’s Data Analytics functional area is launching a new technical support opportunity for state Medicaid agencies to assist in building their data analytic capacity as they design and implement delivery system reforms. This opportunity is open to states at all levels of expertise and experience in data analytics. States will collaborate with IAP to receive this one-on-one data analytic technical support in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing a data analytic strategy for analyzing a state’s Medicaid program Examples include: Identifying and understanding various data sources related to a state’s Medicaid population (e.g., enrollment, utilization rates, and costs by beneficiary type or subpopulations) and how they can be best utilized.
  • Using data to drive programmatic decision-making Examples include: Developing and executing strategies to identify key data sources, summarize data, and create reports with data visualization for decision makers.
  • Improving statistical programming and data modeling skills Examples include: Improving efficiencies in data management, support in choosing statistical software, selecting statistical tests and data models through state coaching and code review.
  • Integrating Medicaid data with other data sets (excluding Medicare) Examples include: Linking Medicaid claims with housing records or public health data, reviewing data dictionaries and manuals to offer recommendations.
  • Developing transfer protocols for sharing data with stakeholders Examples include: Designing dashboards that allow for data manipulation and visualization while maintaining data security.

Review the Data Analytic Technical Support Program Overview and Information Session Slides. Interested states are asked to complete and email the Expression of Interest form by March 5, 2018.

Register Now: Medicaid IAP Information Session
New Technical Support Opportunity for States: Value-Based Payment and Financial Simulations

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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). 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 Addressing Administrative and Regulatory Barriers to Physical and Mental Health Integration

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm EST

CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Physical and Mental Health Integration program area is hosting a national learning webinar 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.

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