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Webinar Replay: Veterans – Benefits and V.A. System Access

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On Nov. 12, 2014, HMA hosted the webinar, “Medicaid in an Era of Health and Delivery System Reform.”

Bill Allman, Veteran’s Program Manager, Washington State Health Care Authority, and HMA Principal Doug Porter presented. They highlighted Washington’s Veterans Benefit Enhancement project which is viewed as a model that could be expanded nationwide and explored how other states have successfully helped veterans get the benefits they are eligible for through the V.A.

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

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Webinar Replay: Medicaid in an Era of Health and Delivery System Reform

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On Nov. 7, 2014, HMA hosted the webinar, “Medicaid in an Era of Health and Delivery System Reform.”

HMA Managing Principals Vern Smith, Kathy Gifford and Eileen Ellis talked about the findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s (KFF) 14th annual 50-state Medicaid budget survey, which they co-authored along with KFF’s Robin Rudowitz and Laura Snyder. The survey was conducted with the cooperation of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

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

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Webinar Replay: Managed Care and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Innovative Approaches to Care Coordination

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On Nov. 4, 2014 HMA hosted a webinar by Principal Shane Spotts, “Managed Care and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Innovative Approaches to Care Coordination.”

Shane is a leading expert on trends in managed care and I/DD. During the webinar he provided an overview of the most recent initiatives and strategies, including an assessment of what’s working and why.

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

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Webinar Replay: The Value Proposition of Medicare ACOs

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On June 18, 2014 HMA’s Healthcare Transformation Institute, formally the Accountable Care Institute, presented “Medicare Accountable Care Organizations: The Value Proposition,” the third in a three-part webinar series.

HMA Principal Dr. Art Jones, MD, a pioneer in the accountable care movement, explored the financial considerations for establishing a Medicare ACO.

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

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Webinar Replay: ACOs and Effective Care Management

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On May 28, 2014 HMA’s Healthcare Transformation Institute, formally the Accountable Care Institute, presented “The Medicare ACO: Effective Care Management and its Anticipated Impact,” the second in a three-part webinar series.

HMA Principals Lynne Fagnani, Dr. Art Jones, MD, and Nancy Jaeckels offered lessons learned from the latest Medicare demonstrations and talked about the importance of effective care management and its return on investment. Webinar highlights include characteristics of successful programs, population management and workflow, and building blocks for care management success.

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

The third and final webinar in the series will focus on Finances of the Medicare ACO and is slated for 2 p.m. EDT June 18.

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Webinar Replay: Lessons Learned from ACA Early Implementation: Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion and System Transformation

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On April 30, 2014 HMA leveraged the vast expertise of our national consulting team to explore the early takeaways from ACA implementation and offer insights about what we can expect to see as implementation continues.

The HMA Expert Roundtable “Lessons Learned from ACA Early Implementation: Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion and System Transformation” featured:

  • Moderator Vern Smith, Managing Principal, Lansing
  • Panelist Barbara Markham Smith, Principal, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist Kathy Gifford, Managing Principal, Indianapolis
  • Panelist Dr. Art Jones, MD, Principal, Chicago

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Webinar Replay: Becoming a Medicare ACO

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On April 29, 2014 HMA’s Healthcare Transformation Institute, formally the Accountable Care Institute, presented “Becoming a Medicare ACO,” the first in a three-part webinar series.

HMA Principals Lynne Fagnani, Denise Soffel and Dr. Art Jones, MD, provided background information about the Medicare shared savings program and reviewed the Medicare ACO application process.

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

The next two webinars are slated for 2 p.m. EDT May 28 and June 18.

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Webinar Replay – New Faces in the Expansion Population: Parolees and Ex-Offenders

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On March 25, 2013 HMA hosted a webinar by Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch, “New Faces in the Expansion Population: Parolees and Ex-Offenders.” Donna, who has a BSN with a master’s in public administration and is a certified correctional health care professional, talked about the challenges and opportunities of covering this special (and large) population.

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

Additional resources mentioned during the webinar include a study posted by SAMHSA, a presentation about parolee success in Iowa, and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Service Delivery Innovation profile of the Michigan Pathways Program.

 

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Webinar Replay: The Economics of the Medicaid Expansion

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On November 30, 2012, HMA hosted a webinar by leading independent Medicaid policy and financing experts Jack Meyer, Vern Smith, and Kathy Gifford.  They offered an objective perspective on the direct and indirect fiscal considerations of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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

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Webinar Replay: Empanelment in an Accountable Care Environment

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Empanelment is the process of creating and maintaining an association between each patient and a primary care provider, and extends that continuity relationship to a team including a nurse, medical assistant and clerical staff. It is a critical first step in the transformation of primary care delivery to a Patient Centered Medical Home model of care. This presentation outlines a specific vision for empanelment that will not only support an organization in providing continuity of care, but develop a foundation for accountable care.

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Webinar Replay: What the Court Did and What’s Next for Health Reform

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On July 17, 2012, HMA hosted a webinar moderated by Jennifer Kent, a principal in our Sacramento office, and featuring Joan Henneberry, a principal in our Denver office, Jack Meyer, a managing principal in our Washington, DC office, and Kathy Gifford, a principal in our Indianapolis office. The three panelists shared their thoughts on the outcome of the ACA Supreme Court decision, the expected timing for changes to current reform planning, and the connections between the court ruling, elections and 2013 legislation.

 

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Webinar Replay: Medicaid Game Changer – Health Information Technology

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New legislation has created new expectations for Medicaid to speed adoption and meaningful use of a range of technology services and deliver a 21st century customer service experience.  Watch this webinar to learn from HMA’s Renee’ Bostick how health information technology is a “game changer,” transforming Medicaid to improve health and the delivery of care and to lower per capita costs.