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SAMHSA SMVF TA Center- Key Transitions: Supporting the Behavioral Health of Women Veterans

Throughout history, women have served in the military in many different roles and are the fastest growing population of veterans.  From nursing roles to combat positions, women have fought valiantly for our country. Thus, it is important for community providers to understand the unique challenges women face as they transition from military service to civilian life and throughout each stage of their lives. Women service members and veterans have higher rates of depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideation compared with their civilian counterparts – in fact, the suicide rate in 2016 was 1.8 times greater among women veterans than among non-veteran women. Providing community support that is sensitive to military culture, trauma, and gender is imperative. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is pleased to support this webinar focused on the unique behavioral health challenges facing women veterans and opportunities to implement best policies and practices for this growing population. This webinar will provide examples and resources to help participants better serve women veterans in their communities.

Improving Recovery Outcomes: Addressing Co-Occurring Tobacco and Opioid Use

Chad D. Morris, PhD and Jim Pavlik, MA, CTTS from the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program discuss addressing barriers and developing plans to treat the use of tobacco and opioids in clients.

Closing the Gap: Social Isolation and Older Adults

Jennifer Solomon from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) discusses social isolation and methods for addressing it, with an emphasis on SAMHSA’s Get Connected Toolkit, a resource created to help health and aging services providers learn more about substance use disorders and mental health conditions in older adults.

Major Update of SPQM Tool Can Help You Manage Cost and Measure Effectiveness

Today’s behavioral health providers know all too well that services can be viewed by payers and funders as merely a product with a price tag. Meanwhile, providers struggle to maintain a handle on costs while delivering quality services every day. The good news is that with reliable data, providers can do it with confidence – measure the effectiveness of management and clinical practices, identify meaningful opportunities to improve the delivery of care and demonstrate valuable outcomes to public and private payers. MTM Services is in the midst of finalizing a major update of its state-of-the-art analytical and management support tool – Service Process Quality Management ™ (SPQM ™). With SPQM as the technology backbone, MTM works with providers to turn data into insights that support management team action. Join the National Council and MTM to learn more about leveraging data to demonstrate the value of care, improve clinical outcomes and embrace systems learning. Scott Lloyd, president of MTM, previews the enhanced capabilities of SPQM and Mike Garrett, CEO of Horizons Mental Health Center in Kansas and MTM consultant, discusses his experience utilizing SPQM at his organization and as part of a statewide collaborative of 26 organizations.

State of the Union: Behavioral Health Webinar

Are you curious about the future of behavioral health care? Join the National Council and strategic partner, RELIAS, for the Behavioral Health State of the Union webinar. Recent changes in policy, financing mechanisms and evidence-based treatment options, providers across care settings – from hospitals and criminal justice organizations to mental health and substance use centers – are changing how they view and treat those with behavioral health needs. Chuck Ingoglia, MSW, senior vice president of public policy and practice improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health will share insights into the current landscape of behavioral health care and where it is headed in the future.

Help Your Community Afford Prescription Meds

Cost is the main reason people don’t take their prescription medications as prescribed. This can lead to immediate and long-term health concerns and even greater financial burdens on the individual, their families and their communities. Familywize’s free Prescription Savings Program makes prescription medication more affordable. By working with nearly 100,000 partners nationwide they are providing free prescription savings cards and health and wellness programs to those in need. Join the National Council and Familywize for a special webinar to learn how you can help those in your community afford prescription medications. You will learn how to easily implement the FamilyWize Prescription program in your current work

Partnering to Address Behavioral Health: A Deep Dive into Hospital/Health System Partnerships with Community Behavioral Health

People living with mental illnesses and addictions often have co-occurring physical health concerns and use emergency rooms at a higher rate. Community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs) are essential to the continuum, providing specialty care to those living with complex health conditions. Building partnerships with hospitals and health systems can help ensure CBHOs are able to provide comprehensive approaches and meet the needs of their clients. Join the National Council and the American Hospital Association and hear lessons learned from Atrium Health Systems, a large multi-health system, that undertook a series of initiatives to integrate behavioral health in emergency rooms and specialty clinics over the past six years.

“We Can’t Find Any Psychiatrists!” How Telepsychiatry is Solving the Psychiatric Shortage

With a growing demand for behavioral health services and a national shortage of psychiatric clinicians, providing timely access to care is a critical challenge for organizations. This webinar explores how telepsychiatry has proven to be effective in bridging this gap in care.

What Drug Monitoring Data Tells Us about the Current State of the Opioid Epidemic

Join the National Council and Quest Diagnostics* for the webinar to gain a better understanding of emerging trends in the opioid drug epidemic that could affect clinical practice and policy, the role of lab-based drug monitoring in reducing risks of drug use and disorders as well as how lab data can enhance the value of prescription drug monitoring programs. Attendees will also learn how to address and discuss recommendations around the use of drug monitoring data with policymakers, providers and patients.

No Money No Mission – 5 Keys to Maximizing Reimbursements

Are you struggling to manage – or just stay on top of the constantly changing fee schedules, eligibility requirements and reimbursement regulations in behavioral health? Falling behind can mean higher denial rates, longer processing time, delayed reimbursements and rising account receivables, all of which impact your ability to serve clients.. During this webinar, you will learn the five keys to immediately maximize your reimbursements. You will also leave with a better understanding of the requirements for your staff to be more efficient and effective billers. Finally, you will learn how to increase your net collections in the ever-changing behavioral health billing system.

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