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myStrength Digital Tools for Moving Beyond Trauma and PTSD

Trauma and PTSD is a new digital behavioral health focus area offered by our partners at myStrength. The program helps normalize and validate thoughts, feelings and experiences—including what can be done to manage discomfort and distress—and provides actionable coping skills and insights to manage daily symptoms. This new focus area is an excellent resource to support trauma-informed care, providing stories of hope and solutions that offer a unique lens to understanding traumas and behaviors.

Center of Excellence Launch: Resources and Tools for Enhancing Integrated Care

The National Council for Behavioral Health, through the National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the launch of the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions. The Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions will provide ongoing education and provider training on different models of integrated care.

Through this initiative, we are committed to advancing the implementation of high-quality, evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health conditions, including substance use disorders. A core focus of the Center is to coordinate with SAMHSA’s other TA Centers, including the Mental Health, Prevention, and Addiction Technology Transfer Centers, Privacy Center of Excellence and the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness to expand the ease of access of healthcare practitioners to technical assistance and training on a wide array of pertinent topics in addressing mental and substance use disorders.

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the Center and to discuss ways to collaborate on the dissemination of training and technical assistance.

Center of Excellence Launch: Resources and Tools for Enhancing Integrated Care

The National Council for Behavioral Health, through the National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the launch of the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions. The Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions will provide ongoing education and provider training on different models of integrated care.

Through this initiative, we are committed to advancing the implementation of high-quality, evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health conditions, including substance use disorders. A core focus of the Center is to coordinate with SAMHSA’s other TA Centers, including the Mental Health, Prevention, and Addiction Technology Transfer Centers, Privacy Center of Excellence and the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness to expand the ease of access of healthcare practitioners to technical assistance and training on a wide array of pertinent topics in addressing mental and substance use disorders.

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the Center and to discuss ways to collaborate on the dissemination of training and technical assistance.

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.

American Hospitals Association (AHA) Webinar Series

The National Council for Behavioral Health recently partnered with American Hospitals Association (AHA) to co-host a three-part webinar series on integration in health care. The webinars spotlighted organizations and hospitals across the country – from North Carolina to Oregon – and touched on such topics as technical assistance and implementing trauma-informed care services with support from the National Council.

View the webinars here:

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.

innovaTel – Telepsychiatry: A Year in Review and What’s to Come in 2020

Join innovaTel Telepsychiatry as they take a look at telepsychiatry progress in 2019 and what the industry is looking forward to in 2020. This webinar will cover regulatory updates as well as success stories from National Council members that have deployed telepsychiatry within their community mental health centers.

Financial Focus: Insights into Accounts Receivable and Denial Management

Monday, October 21, 3-3:50 p.m. ET

Denied claims and aging accounts receivable (A/R)—they’re some of the most common problems plaguing behavioral health organizations today. So, how we do we get around them? Clean claim submission is integral to healthy revenue cycles and prompt revenue collection; claims requiring multiple touches impede productivity and unnecessarily increase days in A/R. By improving your claim-submission processes to decrease A/R days and future denials, and by benchmarking your organization to behavioral health A/R and denial standards, you can create KPIs for denial management and A/R that increases your organization’s cash flow. During this 50-minute webinar, we’ll teach you how to decrease denials and shorten A/R days in your organization, leading to improved efficiencies and increased success.

 

Involving Families in Community Mental Health, A Win-Win Proposition

The National Council have partnered with the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) to showcase Viewpoint Health – a community-based organization that has been integrating parent/family peer support into behavioral health service delivery for more than 10 years – and the Georgia Parent Support Network – a grassroots, family-run organization that works to create a network of support for parents of children living with behavioral health needs. This webinar will highlight the importance of parent/family peer support and the on-the-ground perspective of communities putting it into practice for those they serve.

myStrength: The Real-World Impact of Integrated Medical-Behavioral Healthcare

Integrated care, the systematic coordination of general physical and behavioral healthcare, promotes improved outcomes and offers an effective approach to helping people with co-occurring healthcare conditions. To learn more, join this expert panel discussion on the current state of integrated care and its impact on population health, including case studies on how digital solutions can reduce costs, enhance care quality and extend access. This engaging conversation will go beyond theoretical benefits of digital, evidence-based applications to focus on real-world results and impacts. This presentation will include Dr. Manuel Castro, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Atrium Health; Julia Hoffman, Psy.D., VP of Behavioral Health Strategy at Livongo and the former National Director of Mental Health Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Dr. Joe Parks, Medical Director for the National Council for Behavioral Health. The expert panel will share their experiences and perspectives related to the importance of integrating behavioral and primary healthcare into individual treatment plans. Dr. Hoffman will also highlight Livongo’s solutions that empower people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives.

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