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HMAIS Webinar to Focus on Sustainable Funding for Asthma-Related Home Interventions

Sustainable Funding for Asthma-Related Home Interventions 

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT

There is a growing understanding that the environment in which people live can have a profound effect on their health, wellness and utilization of the healthcare system. The quality and safety of the home environment are part of the social determinants of health. Including home assessments and repairs in a care plan for asthma patients clearly demonstrates the importance of transcending the walls of the traditional health care delivery system to obtain better health outcomes and lower total spending.

Home interventions aimed at eliminating key drivers of asthma attacks like mold, dust, pests and tobacco smoke can improve the lives of those with asthma and dramatically reduce the cost of this chronic disease. Unfortunately, not all asthma-related home interventions are reimbursed by payers, despite the well-documented return on investment.

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to make the business case for asthma-related home interventions and build a sustainable stream of funding for these initiatives.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to obtain coverage of asthma-related home interventions by working with Medicaid through a variety of mechanisms, including targeted case management, state plan amendments, innovation grants and 1115 waivers.
  • Assess the cost savings potential of asthma home visits, including reductions in emergency care, hospitalizations and school and work absenteeism.
  • Understand the various payment models and how they might be leveraged to fund asthma-related home interventions, including fee-for-service, fixed fee per visit and bundled payments.
  • Find out how to make the business case for asthma-related home interventions to Medicaid managed care plans, with an emphasis on improving outcomes and lowering the cost of chronic disease.
  • Understand the importance of in-depth community needs assessments in making the business case for asthma-related home interventions.

Jack Meyer, Managing Principal, Health Management Associates
Mike Nardone, Managing Principal, Health Management Associates
Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Who Should Attend
Executives of hospitals, health systems, and clinics serving Medicaid populations; regulators and healthcare policy analysts; Medicaid directors and staff; state officials for public health; executives of Medicaid managed care plans.