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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.

CCBHCs & Data: Meeting Requirements, Mastering Systems and Getting the Most Out of Your Data

New CCBHC grantees will be required to meet a diverse and complex set of data reporting requirements. Those reports, however, are only as good as an organization’s data collection process.  From the people and tools gathering the information to the software and analysis — everything needs to work together in order to provide not only compliant data, but also meaningful results, both in terms of clinical outcomes as well as business analytics. Rebecca Farley David, vice president for policy and advocacy at the National Council for Behavioral Health, knows more than almost anyone about the nuances of the CCBHC reporting requirements. And Charlie Grantham, IT and process optimization consultant at MTM Services, knows what it takes to build the systems – human, software and hardware – to make it data a strategic tool and not just a compliance headache. Together, they shared their insights and recommendations for building a highly effective system to ensure CCBHC can use data to drive business decision-making, collaborate with partners and achieve optimal client outcomes.

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