Upcoming Calls and Webinars
An Introduction to Understanding the Basics of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 in State Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Programs
Navigating the complex data sharing issues surrounding SUD/OUD treatment programs can be challenging. State attendees who wish to gain a basic understanding of the role that HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 play in sharing patient data and making available patient information to appropriate persons should register for this webinar. This session will also involve specific state examples addressing the issue of patient “consent” so that sharing patient data is compliant with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
February 7, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Combining & Targeting Populations under 1915(c)
The objective of this training is to provide an overview of the provision of the 2014 1915(c) HCBS Final Regulation which permits states to serve multiple target groups under one 1915(c) waiver. New Editions is currently the training lead through the Home & Community-Based Services Technical Assistance (HCBS TA) 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, February 14, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Audio Option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Your WebEx Meeting Number: 907 626 064
Audio Option #2 and Webinar
Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program
Comment Period Due February 14, 2018: Medicaid IAP Quality Measures
CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) is working on a multi-year measurement development contract with Mathematica Policy Research, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services’ Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group. The IAP portion of the contract entails the development or refinement of a small number of measures in key gap areas related to the IAP program areas. IAP is seeking public comment on the following two quality measure concept currently under development:
- Follow-up after hospitalization or residential treatment for substance use disorder
- All-cause emergency department utilization rate for Medicaid beneficiaries who may benefit from integrated physical and behavioral health care
The anticipated comment period is January 25, 2018 to February 14, 2018. We ask that you submit comments to SUDQualMeasures@mathematica-mpr.com.
Learn more about these measure concepts . On this page you will find separate memos for each measure listing the questions on which we request public comment, as well as zip files with Measure Information Forms (MIF) and Measure Justification Forms (MJF).
New Technical Support Opportunity for States: Value-Based Payment for Home and Community-Based Services
Expression of Interest Forms due February 15, 2018
The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP)’s Community-Integration through Long-Term Service and Supports (CI-LTSS) Program Area is launching an 11-month long technical support opportunity for up to 10 states seeking to design Value-Based Payment (VBP) strategies for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Selected states will have the opportunity to work with HCBS industry experts through their 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 strategy for HCBS. States that have previously participated in the Medicaid IAP CI-LTSS Incentivizing Quality and Outcomes (IQO) tracks are welcome to submit an expression of interest for this technical support opportunity.
Review the VBP HCBS Program Overview (PDF, 177 KB) (PDF 177 KB) and Information Session Slides (PDF, 1.57 MB) (PDF 1.57 MB). Interested states are asked to complete and email the Expression of Interest form by February 15, 2018.
New Technical Support Opportunities for States: Reducing Substance Use Disorders
Expressions of Interest Forms due February 23, 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 (PDF, 161.62 KB) (PDF 161.62 KB) for the technical support opportunities available to states in 2018. Additional information can be found in the Information Session slides (PDF, 1.5 MB) (PDF 1.5 MB).
The Program Overview (PDF, 161.62 KB) (PDF 161.62 KB) 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 (DOCX, 48.21 KB) (MS Word 48.21 KB) 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.
Register Now: Medicaid IAP Information Session (February 8, 2018)
New Opportunity for States: Data Analytic Technical Support for State Medicaid Agencies
CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) 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. All interested states are encouraged to attend the information session on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET to learn more.
During this information session, states will hear about the technical support opportunity, have an opportunity to ask questions, and learn about the state selection process. Webinar participants will also learn about the types of technical support that IAP has provided to states interested in building their data analytic capacity, such as developing an analytic plan, designing an approach to integrate non-Medicare datasets, interpreting statistical output, or developing statistical programs to analyze and monitor their Medicaid programs.