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Telepsychiatry 101: Ask the Experts

Is telepsychiatry secure? What are the telepsychiatry regulations like in my state? How can telepsychiatry help solve our psychiatric shortage? Get answers to these and all of your telepsychiatry-related questions during this live Q&A-style webinar. Dr. McCray Ashby, child and adolescent psychiatrist at innovaTel Telepsychiatry, and Shauna Reitmeier, CEO of Northwestern Mental Health Center, will lead a discussion on the issues, opportunities and benefits of telepsychiatry implementation, then you’ll have the opportunity to ask Shauna and Dr. Ashby all of YOUR questions about telepsychiatry so you can get clear on how telemedicine technology could help solve some of the problems your clinic has been facing.

Turning Challenges into Dollars: Enhancing Tobacco Cessation Billing in your Organization

Are you billing Medicaid for your tobacco cessation services but experiencing challenges in reimbursements? When community behavioral health providers deliver tobacco cessation services, a vital part of mental health and addiction treatment, they look to Medicaid to reimburse these services. Unfortunately, billing Medicaid is not always simple, and often challenges arise navigating complex codes that vary by state. Join the National Behavioral Health Network, the American Lung Association and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center for this co-hosted webinar, Turning Challenges into Dollars: Addressing Tobacco Cessation Billing Challenges in your Organization to learn how to improve reimbursement for your tobacco cessation services with state Medicaid programs. View tobacco cessation billing guide:

Ending Organizational Dysfunction – Part 2

In this two-part webinar, Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services revisits his popular NatCon18 presentation and addresses questions from the audience. In Part 2, he talks about implementing change concepts that get results, including Collaborative Documentation, Same Day Access and Centralized Scheduling. If your organization is struggling to end dysfunction and implement transformational change, you don’t want to miss this webinar!

Ending Organizational Dysfunction – Part 1

In this two-part webinar, Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services revisits his popular NatCon18 presentation and addresses questions from the audience. In Part 1, he discusses different types of dysfunctional leadership styles - from authoritarian to crisis leadership, from apologetic to inconsistent leadership. And how to move to assertive, consistent leadership where objective decisions are made based on data. Download the Unrealized Service Capacity Calculator here:

Month of the Military Caregiver: Expert Panel on Caregivers

A diverse panel of experts in the field of caregivers will lead a dynamic and engaging discussion around the multiple and complex roles of caregivers and how this role relates to mental health.

Considerations for Placement in Recovery Housing for Individuals Living with Severe Mental Illness

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar: Peer-Operated Services: Deep Dive into Two Models

Peer-operated services can help individuals living with extensive physical health, behavioral health and social needs manage or avert crisis, prevent relapse and readmission, and provide an alternative to homelessness and re-incarceration. Join the National Council to explore two peer-operated service models. Hands Across Long Island has effectively engaged homeless individuals and successfully promoted re-entry from prison. The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) created the peer bridger model which has successfully engaged and assisted thousands of New Yorkers in their transition from state and local hospitals into the community and reduced avoidable emergency room and inpatient service use.

Medicaid and SBIRT – Funding a Crucial Substance Use Prevention Model

Multiple addiction crises have challenged the way states, health systems and providers treat individuals with substance use disorders. As addiction crises persist, it’s crucial for health care professionals to have the best strategies to screen and assess patients for risky substance use behavior early and consistently. As a Medicaid director or staff member, you are central to the promotion of these effective models. Stay informed on evidence-based practices by learning about Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and its utility in preventing substance use disorders. Join Joe Parks, M.D., medical director at the National Council for Behavioral Health, to understand the value of this model and how state Medicaid departments can play a vital role in its implementation through reimbursement policy improvements that support its use. Learn from experience – listen to examples of SBIRT program outcomes in states like Missouri that have applied innovative payment models through their Medicaid programs.

Program to Achieve Wellness for a Webinar on Physical Health and Well-Being for Transition-Age Youth

On their path to adulthood, transition-age youth (ages 16-25 years old) are presented with many opportunities and challenges, particularly for those living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. At 18, individuals move from the children’s mental health system into one designed for adults, a system that often fails to meet the unique needs of this age group. Learn more about the needs of transition-age youth, as well as how to engage in support and service provision that can help motivate youth to take control of their physical health and well-being.

Clarifying HIPAA Privacy Rules for Mental Health and Addiction Crises

In a continued effort to clarify the rules and regulations surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has created and distributed new guidance making clear the circumstances in which covered health care providers can share certain patient information. To further this effort, the National Council is teaming up with OCR to highlight these efforts and bring this important information to our members. Join Peyton Isaac from OCR to hear more about OCR’s new guidance surrounding the opioid epidemic, get clarity on HIPAA’s rules on sharing patient information with friends, family and other providers and how providers can help empower consumers and family members to exercise their rights. Join us and gain valuable insight into one of health care’s most important, yet widely misunderstood protections.

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