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Blog

30-plus Speakers Slated for HMA Conference on Integrated Care Delivery

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HMA’s inaugural conference “The Future of Publicly Sponsored Healthcare: Building Integrated Delivery Systems for Vulnerable Populations” is slated for October 10-12 in Chicago. This premier event, presented by HMA and HMA’s Accountable Care Institute, will address key issues facing health systems, hospitals, clinics and provider practices seeking to integrate care in an environment of rising quality and cost expectations. More than 30 speakers have been confirmed to date. Early Bird registration is now open. Click here for complete conference details.

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Webinar Replay: Trauma Informed Care

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On June 8, 2016, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Trauma Informed Care: The Benefits of Clinical Integration and Organizational Buy-In.”

Healthcare organizations are beginning to recognize the benefits of integrating Trauma Informed Care initiatives into clinical protocols and best practices. Trauma Informed Care is an approach that helps providers and staff identify and address adverse experiences in individual’s lives. The return on investment is measurable, and the costs can be minimal with the right type of training, organizational support, and leadership.

During this webinar, HMA experts Laurie Lockert, Jeffrey Ring, and Karen Hill discuss how organizations can best support the transformation to Trauma Informed Care and how these initiatives improve patients’ outcomes, improve job satisfaction, and reduce costs – consistent with the Triple Aim. Listen to the replay and:

  • Understand the organizational imperative to explore trauma informed approaches to care delivery.
  • Explore how Trauma Informed Care dovetails with broader culturally responsive care management efforts.
  • Appreciate the ROI for embracing trauma informed approaches regarding patient attrition and staff productivity, absenteeism, and job satisfaction.
  • Learn how to provide training and support for Trauma Informed Care initiatives, helping health care teams to better identify trauma symptoms and open up a dialog with patients.

The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.

Webinar

How to Identify Social Determinants of Health, Engage Hard-to-Reach Populations

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This webinar was held on June 28, 2016. 

Many organizations, including health care and community based organizations, are working hard to address the impact of social, economic, and environmental factors that negatively affect the overall health of a community. These social determinants of health can be difficult to identify, disproportionately strike hard-to-reach populations, and require targeted responses that engage members and help them stay connected to appropriate services, treatments, and interventions. During this webinar, experts from HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) and the San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund will outline one such initiative to explore qualitatively what the most important needs of a specific population are, and the solutions that they suggest would be helpful.

While targeted specifically to single, Jewish mothers in the San Francisco area, the initiative offers important lessons for other organizations attempting to learn more deeply about the needs of their populations, using a community-based participatory research model.

Speakers

Marci Eads, HMACS Managing Principal, Denver
Robyn Odendahl, HMACS Associate, Denver
Sue Schwartzman, Director of Philanthropic Education, San Francisco Jewish Community Federation

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the philosophy and methods of community-based participatory research, including the type of interviews, focus groups, and outreach initiatives required to identify community needs.
  2. Learn how to identify and engage hard-to-reach, underserved populations in authentic and participatory ways.
  3. Understand the best model for connecting underserved populations with childcare, food services, transportation, and other community-based services.
  4. Assess efforts by the San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund to identify and engage low-income, single Jewish mothers and help them foster relationships and build connections rooted in the local community.

Who Should Attend

Leaders of community-based organizations, healthcare funds, social services organizations, state and local governments, Medicaid managed care plans, health systems, integrated delivery systems, accountable care organizations, hospitals, health homes, clinics and public health agencies.

Blog

HMA Authors Explore New Models of Care in Correctional Health

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HMA Principals Donna Strugar-Fritsch and Linda Follenweider are featured authors in the spring edition of CorrectCare, the magazine of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

Based on a presentation at the NCCHC’s 2015 Leadership Institutes, “A Call for New Models of Care in Correctional Health” takes a look at components of new primary care models, how they’ve advanced care – and how they can be used in correctional settings.

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Webinar

Webinar Replay: Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation

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On May 18, 2016, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation: The Right Thing to Do for Patients and for Your Organization.”

Physician practices and clinics have good reason to transform themselves into Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). While many of the care coordination services provided by PCMHs aren’t currently reimbursed, a growing number of payers are looking to reward providers for these services – and providers need to be ready to benefit from all payment opportunities. More importantly, PCMH transformation is the right thing to do for patients. PCMHs are positioned to provide the highest quality care to members, with improved outcomes, prevention and patient satisfaction. Even if there isn’t an immediate financial reward, practices benefit strategically by positioning themselves as care leaders in the local community and solidifying relationships with other healthcare institutions.

During this webinar, HMA experts Linda Follenweider and Jodi Bitterman outlined the steps physician practices must take to transform into PCMHs and provided a list of lessons learned from various transformations to date. Listen to the recording and:

  • Understand the resource requirements necessary for implementing a PCMH transformation and find out about cost-effective tools, technologies and transformation strategies.
  • Learn how to best position your practice to benefit from emerging value-based payment models.
  • Obtain HMA’s list of 10 lessons learned from PCMH transformations, including a run-down of common challenges and pitfalls.
  • Understand the importance of involving the “C-Suite” in any transformation initiatives and learn how to get their support and buy-in.

The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.

Webinar

Webinar Replay: Preparing for the New Medicaid Managed Care Regulations

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On May 17, 2016, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Preparing Your Organization for the New Medicaid Managed Care Regulations.”

After months of comment, discussion, and revision, CMS has released the final version of its new Medicaid managed care regulations, and now it’s up to health plans, states, and providers to comply. What’s required is not just an understanding of what’s in the final rule, but how it impacts your organization – specifically the procedures, processes, staffing, technology, and operational changes required to implement the regulations.

During this webinar, HMA experts provide a framework for assessing the final rule, analyzing your organizational needs, and implementing the operational and functional changes needed.  Hear HMA experts Debby McNamara and Kathleen Nolan provide an overview of the final rule and outline the HMA Impact Analysis and Implementation Tool, a rigorous process for identifying opportunities and challenges the new rules pose to managed care organizations. Listen to the recording and:

  • Understand the impact of the final rule on Medicaid managed care plans, providers who serve vulnerable populations, and state Medicaid programs.
  • Find out how the final rule differs from earlier versions, including information on member plan selection and enrollment, fraud and abuse, and other requirements.
  • Identify operational and process changes needed to implement the new regulations through a rigorous analysis based on HMA’s Impact Analysis and Implementation Tool.

The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.