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MACPro Health Homes Quality Measure, 2018 Disability Competent Care Webinar Series plus More

Upcoming Calls and Webinars

Updates to MACPro Health Homes Quality Measure FFY 2017

This session walks state users through the process of submitting Health Homes Quality Measures in MACPro, as well as highlights changes implemented for FFY 2017. Individuals who are involved with the creation and submission of Health Homes Quality Measures report in MACPro (State Editor, State Point of Contact, and State Director roles). This may also include primary points of contact, policy staff members, and managers.

Wednesday, February 21 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Audio option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Participant Code: 903 959 371

Audio option #2 and Webinar 

2018 Disability Competent Care Webinar Series

Time/Date: Weekly on Wednesdays from 2-3pm ET, 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.

Improving Accessibility of Provider Settings, February 21, 2018

This webinar will focus on medical office accessibility, including physical and communication barriers that may impede participants with disabilities from receiving care. Representatives from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and CMS Office of Minority Health will discuss issues related to the ADA and provider accessibility, and the experience of developing and implementing a primary care clinic site survey.

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.

Webinars Spotlight Local, State, & National Partners’ Responses to Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Epidemic | HIV.gov

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy is hosting two webinars to continue to explore the relationship between the opioid epidemic and infectious diseases, particularly hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. The webinars will shine some light on the roles of various national, state, and local stakeholders.

Panelists will describe the use of existing federal guidance, policies, and resources that support their efforts–at the local, state, and national levels–to respond to the opioid epidemic and its infectious disease consequences. Each session will include discussion of the impact of the opioid epidemic on infectious diseases, burdens and challenges, innovative steps being taken to address the intertwined problems, and opportunities to further strengthen these efforts by both nonfederal as well as federal partners.

Please visit HIV.gov  to register and for additional information, including participating organizations.

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program

New Technical Support Opportunities for States: Reducing Substance Use Disorders
Expressions of Interest Forms due February 28, 2018 for the Opioid Data Analytics Cohort

The CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program’s (IAP) Reducing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program area is launching new technical support opportunities for state Medicaid agencies. All interested states are encouraged to review the Program Overview for the technical support opportunities available to states in 2018. Additional information can be found in the Information Session slides.

The Program Overview describes state-to-state learning collaborative and individualized technical support opportunities offered through the Medicaid IAP SUD, including an Opioid Data Analytics Cohort. The Opioid Data Analytics Cohort (April 2018-September 2018) is designed to support states that are in the early stages of conducting analyses to:

  • Size and stratify their opioid problem,
  • Assess the distribution and availability of medication-assisted treatment, and
  • Understand the size and characteristics of neo-natal abstinence syndrome and opioid-related maternity care in Medicaid.
    Expression of Interest forms are due February 28, 2018 for the Opioid Data Analytics Cohort.

The Program Overview also describes additional opportunities available to states, such as a Data Dashboards Flash Track, Rapid Response on Best Practices, Medication-Assisted Treatment Model/Payment Design, and 1115 SUD Strategic Design Support.

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 (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 on 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. 

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