Back to School Healthcare Reform Webinar Series

by Rebecca Farley on September 23, 2011

Managed Care Options and RequirementsIt’s September 2011. If you want to ace those Healthcare Reform SATs for admission to new payment and delivery systems by 2014, you must start preparing NOW. Increased access, increased accountability, new payers, health homes…every section requires intense study and strategic planning. Get up to speed with the industry’s most advanced prep service, delivered through three important reports and discussions from the National Council.

Start with the National Council’s Increasing Access to Behavioral Healthcare: Managed Care Options and Requirements report and webinar, to be held Nov. 9 from 2:00-3:30pm eastern time. The National Council report on managed care provides answers to questions such as:

  • Should you carve in with managed care organizations or carve out with managed behavioral health organizations?
  • What type of services are MCOs and MBHOs looking to contract for and what makes your organization appealing as a contractor?
  • What type of quality and cost outcomes are managed care entities looking for?
  • What do managed care contractual obligations and plan offerings look like?

Don’t forget to discover the secrets to zero wait times, zero no-shows, reduced staff time, and millions in cost savings — in the second in this series, the Access Redesign Project Summary Report The report explains how 45 community behavioral health organizations in three states, cut consumer wait times by more than half (53 percent), reduced staff time by 40 percent, and saved an average of $222,000 annually. Some of the efficiencies used by the centers included:

  • Implementing walk-in policies to decrease no-shows and cancellations
  • Using reminder programs to encourage patients to keep their appointments
  • Streamlining the documentation process by removing redundant information and simplifying forms used to capture patient data
  • Spending more time with patients to involve them in their recovery plans and less time with post-session paperwork

Stay tuned for an upcoming National Council LIVE webinar on access redesign.

Finally, the National Council’s new Mental Health and Substance Use Provider Readiness Assessment report describes 23 important competencies and strategies necessary to succeed in the new “healthcare ecosystem.” The tool is organized around five areas that address a range of internal and external issues. It points to how you can assess and redesign internal operations to better align with healthcare reform and demonstrate to consumers, healthcare providers, and state policymakers that your organization is high-performing, quality-focused, and efficient.

Start by downloading the high-level Mental Health and Substance Use Provider Readiness Assessment report. To purchase an online readiness assessment survey customized to your organization (National Council member price: $100, Guest price: $150), go to our online store.  

Then join us for a National Council LIVE webinar on Provider Readiness Assessment, customized to your organization on September 30, 2 – 3:30 pm eastern, by David Lloyd, Founder, MTM Services. Register now


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