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National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

Webinars are offered in the following tracks:

  • Addiction Disorders
  • Clinical Practice Improvement
  • Workforce Development
  • Compliance
  • Integration
  • Health Reform & Other Delivery/Payment System Changes
  • Trauma-informed Behavioral Health
  • Health IT & Treatment Technologies

The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars. 

A recording and the PowerPoint will be be posted within 48 hours AFTER the event.

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SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: Engaging Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Through Faith-based Partnerships

Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3 p.m. ET

Faith-based organizations often serve as a trusted source of help and connection for many Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families (SMVF). An increasing number of faith-based organizations and leaders, not only assist with the spiritual needs of SMVF, but also provide support with many areas related to readjustment and strengthening resiliency, wellness, and recovery. They are often referred to as “force multipliers” due to their help and support to so many SMVF on the path to positive behavioral health and wellbeing.

This webinar will provide information that will help participants to engage, educate, inform, and partner with faith-based leaders, non-profit organizations, and communities in support of and responding to the behavioral health needs of SMVF. It will provide information about how to access some of the important tools and resources available to equip us all to better form partnerships and serve SMVF and their caregivers. A presentation from Chaplin Juliana M. Lesher, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) National Director of VA Chaplaincy, will discuss what the VA is doing to help establish and cultivate faith-based community partnerships and what is available as a resource and referral point. Reverend Monty Burks, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, will provide examples of how the Tennessee Faith-Based Initiative is building community capacity and helping SMVF to use their personal recovery to help other SMVF to connect with and sustain resilience and recovery.

Financial Focus: Eligibility, Authorization and Credentialing Best Practices

Monday, November 18, 3-3:50 p.m. ET

Constantly changing fee schedules, eligibility requirements and reimbursement regulations can make billing seem like a never-ending struggle. Their impact on an organization can include higher denial rates, longer processing times, delayed reimbursements and rising account receivables, impairing your ability to serve clients and fulfill your mission. In this 50-minute webinar, we will share five ways you can immediately maximize reimbursement in your organization, while teaching your staff how to become more efficient, effective and improved billers, resulting in increased net collections in the continuously changing ecosystem of behavioral health billing.