Understanding Cost of Care to Drive Value-Based Payment Arrangements – Cost of Care Part 3

Understanding Cost of Care to Drive Value-Based Payment Arrangements – Cost of Care Part 3

Description: It is important for healthcare providers to understand the cost of the services they provide and compare that to reimbursement rates. In value-based care arrangements, they should also anticipate the impact of their care models on patient outcomes and...
Decoding Healthcare Finances Understanding Costs And Indirect Allocation Strategies Cost of Care Part 2

Decoding Healthcare Finances Understanding Costs And Indirect Allocation Strategies Cost of Care Part 2

  Description: With the District of Columbia’s movement to a reimbursement system with services defined and paid through a procedure code, health care leadership must understand the costs that are directly provided and those that indirectly support the service....
Determining Cost of Provider Care – A Useful Business Management Tool – Cost of Care Part 1

Determining Cost of Provider Care – A Useful Business Management Tool – Cost of Care Part 1

Measuring the cost of providing services is critical for making informed business decisions. With the updated District of Columbia Medicaid Fee Schedule moving reimbursement of procedure codes for key behavioral health services from a per-occurrence basis to codes allowing reimbursement based on the amount of time spent providing these services, health care leadership must understand the costs that directly and indirectly support service delivery. This learning session will provide key decision makers, financial analysts, and practice management staff with an understanding of how to determine cost of care and how to compare cost of care with reimbursement rates to inform decision making.
Developing Your Value Based Payment (VBP) Value Proposition

Developing Your Value Based Payment (VBP) Value Proposition

In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, crafting a compelling value proposition involves a strategic blend of audience understanding, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs of payers, community partners and other stakeholders. This short take describes the steps to creating a strong value proposition.
Developing Your Value Based Payment (VBP) Value Proposition

VBP 101 (Teaching to the Tools) – VBP Foundations Part 5

The transition to Value-Based Payment (VBP) represents a multifaceted process, encompassing significant system-level adjustments in healthcare delivery and reimbursement. Effectively implementing these changes requires a methodical and developmental approach. To facilitate this transition, a comprehensive toolkit has been designed, empowering healthcare providers to evaluate their existing readiness and access resources essential for enhancing their capabilities to operate within a value-based payment framework. In this webinar, we will introduce providers to this invaluable toolkit and guide them on how to navigate it seamlessly.
Value-Based Payment (VBP) Virtual Learning Collaborative

Value-Based Payment (VBP) Virtual Learning Collaborative

Transitioning to payment models that support value-based care means doing business differently. Many District healthcare providers are requesting assistance preparing for and implementing this important change. This virtual learning collaborative focused on legal agreements, contracting, and financial topics, including revenue cycle management and assessing risk. Presenters shared scenarios, assessments, and tools to advance capacity and understanding.
How to Negotiate Your Share with Payers

How to Negotiate Your Share with Payers

This short take video will outline the elements of shared savings contract and where the “share” fits in. It will outline some of the key considerations to think about when trying to negotiate your share of savings with a payer for a value-based contract (including downside risk v. upside potential, contract structure, and other value-based care funding), as well as touch on internal considerations for providers when negotiating a share of savings (i.e. is the share enough to cover the provider’s investment to perform in the contract).
Key Considerations for Value-Based Payment (VBP) Arrangements

Key Considerations for Value-Based Payment (VBP) Arrangements

Value-Based Payment (VBP) arrangements with MCOs are generally described in a separate exhibit to a provider's managed care contract. This session will help participants assess the opportunities and risks of participating in VBP arrangements by evaluating legal terms associated with pay-for-performance programs, total cost of care programs, and capitation payment arrangements. Finally, the session will offer participants practice pointers for evaluating contract terms and examples of favorable and unfavorable VBP contract terms.
VBP Medicaid Managed Care Term Sheet

VBP Medicaid Managed Care Term Sheet

This tool helps FQHCs understand all of the various VBC elements that are encompassed in a model or program and can impact performance and hence are important consideration in the contract analysis. It provides the considerations, but also guidance on how to approach them and what may be favorable or unfavorable terms within a contract, depending on the scenario and LAN category.
VBP Terminology 101

VBP Terminology 101

VBP comes with lots of new vocabulary (and a deluge of new acronyms - including "VBP"). Come learn some of the key words, concepts, and constructs with which to understand VBP.
VBP Levels

VBP Levels

Different states (and the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network) define different types of value-based contracts in different ways. Gain an understanding of the different types of VBPs and the path to them.
Primary Care Integration

Primary Care Integration

Studies have shown that $1 invested in integrating primary and behavioral healthcare will yield $4.50 in savings…and clients and providers both like integrated care better. Learn about the promises and pitfalls of primary and behavioral health integration.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

One of the core concepts for VBP is attribution. Come learn about this critical component of the contracting process.
Attribution

Attribution

One of the core concepts for VBP is attribution. Come learn about this critical component of the contracting process.
Risk Adjustment

Risk Adjustment

CMS has signaled its intent to move from strict fee-for-service reimbursement to value-based payment for Medicaid as it has been actively doing for Medicare over the past decade. A few FQHCs are pursuing advanced alternative payment models on their own but most are choosing to clinically integrate with others, especially other FQHCs. This session will share national experiences from these initiatives and provide a framework for evaluating strategic options for DC FQHCs to progress in their pursuit of advanced alternative payment models.
Value-Based Payment: Is it Disrupting Health Care for the Better? Role of a Clinically Integrated Network – FQHC Part 3

Value-Based Payment: Is it Disrupting Health Care for the Better? Role of a Clinically Integrated Network – FQHC Part 3

Medicare, state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, and commercial insurers are increasingly adopting value-based payment (VBP) models. Community Health Centers (CHCs) are uniquely positioned to deliver on that high expectation by offering enhanced access to high quality primary care, coordinating the care delivered by specialists, hospitals and other institutions and care managing the most complex individuals. This requires CHCs to transform their care delivery to efficiently deliver optimal patient- and population-level health outcomes and successfully manage costs. Many CHCs are forming clinically integrated Networks to create contracting leverage, make joint investments in data analytics and collaborate to develop complex care management and clinical models of care.
Managing Expectations Related to Behavioral Health Carve-In

Managing Expectations Related to Behavioral Health Carve-In

https://www.integratedcaredc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Managing-Expectations-Related-to-Behavioral-Health-Carve-In.mp4   Description: Basic overview of legal requirements for DC’s Medicaid MCOs and how these requirements intersect with behavioral...
RAG Tool for Quality Measures and Contracts

RAG Tool for Quality Measures and Contracts

https://www.integratedcaredc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/RAG-Tool-for-Quality-Measures-and-Contracts.mp4   Description: RAG is a tool designed to assess the viability of expectations related to quality metrics and reporting requirements providers may encounter...
Managing High Cost High Need Individuals – Behavioral Health VBP Part 4

Managing High Cost High Need Individuals – Behavioral Health VBP Part 4

High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients often face multiple challenges including high disease burden, behavioral health comorbidity, functional limitations and social barriers to treatment plan compliance. They typically make up just 5 percent of the population, but account for 50 percent of health care costs. This webinar will discuss taking a tailored approach to care in order to improve their outcomes.
Allocation of Value-Based Payment Incentive Payments to Optimize Performance – VBP Foundations Part 3

Allocation of Value-Based Payment Incentive Payments to Optimize Performance – VBP Foundations Part 3

One of the greatest threats to success for clinically integrated networks is an uneven commitment from disparate providers to improve patient outcomes and reduce avoidable, low-value healthcare costs. Success depends on providers investing time and other resources to achieve performance targets. Although the distribution of value-based payments should certainly take into consideration the number of patients either attributed or served, it must also recognize the contribution each entity made to generate the incentive payments. This webinar will explore principles and examples of distribution methodologies aimed at fairly allocating those dollars.
Risk Mitigation and Risk Reserves

Risk Mitigation and Risk Reserves

https://www.integratedcaredc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Risk-Mitigation-and-Risk-Reserves.mp4   Description: Once health care providers have demonstrated the ability to reach quality performance targets and generate surplus in a shared savings pool, they may...
Developing Your Value Based Payment (VBP) Value Proposition

Data-Driven Insights to Advance Behavioral Health Quality – VBP Foundations Part 2

Advances in digital technologies and data analytics have created unparalleled opportunities to assess health data accelerating the ability of science to understand and contribute to improved health behavior and health outcomes. Additionally, behavioral health in the United States is being challenged to address persistent health inequities while improving the quality and value of the care delivered. As regulators, payors, and policies push behavioral health toward data-driven performance, the pressure for behavioral health providers to measure and monitor outcomes increases. This training will introduce providers to the key facets of using data to drive performance including metric selection, diagnosing performance issues and acting on data, driving innovation, and making data analytics a central part of the behavioral health quality strategy.

Where Quality Meets Legal – VBP Legal Training Part 3

This session will provide an orientation to quality initiatives implemented by MCOs in their managed care contracts. The session will explain the importance of these quality initiatives, the associated performance measurement reporting, and the contract terms that implement those quality initiatives. In addition, participants will be introduced to the VBP pathway so that regardless of current state of readiness, participants can understand the expectations of quality and be prepared to meaningfully assess these expectations in a VBP contract.
Measurement Based Care for VBP – Behavioral Health VBP Part 2

Measurement Based Care for VBP – Behavioral Health VBP Part 2

https://www.integratedcaredc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Measurement-Based-Care-for-VBP-–-Behavioral-Health-VBP-Part-2.mp4   Description: The use of measurement-based care (MBC) centers on the use of regular patient-reported outcome measures throughout their...
Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Fundamentals

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Fundamentals

A basic overview of the structure and function of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) as well as an exploration of their challenges and opportunities in advancing value based care contracts with the government and private payers.
Understanding Key Terms in Managed Care Contracts – VBP Legal Training Part 2

Understanding Key Terms in Managed Care Contracts – VBP Legal Training Part 2

Managed care contracts, like many legal contracts, are challenging to understand. This session will provide a roadmap to key terms commonly found in managed care contracts. The session will explain what these terms mean in plain language and offer examples of favorable and unfavorable terms. In addition, the session will offer pointers for evaluating the favorability of contract terms and describe potential changes to standard terms that participants may wish to address during negotiations.
Health Care Provider Checklist for Entering into Managed Care Contracts

Health Care Provider Checklist for Entering into Managed Care Contracts

This is a self-assessment tool intended to help health care providers plan for negotiations around proposed managed care contracts. The tool can be used for internal conversations to analyze key terms, develop strategic direction, and set priorities for approaching negotiations. This tool can help providers determine if they are ready to contract, what level of risk they can tolerate, and what areas to focus on in negotiations.
Promise and Perils of Value Based Purchasing VBP – Behavioral Health VBP Part 1

Promise and Perils of Value Based Purchasing VBP – Behavioral Health VBP Part 1

Value is a function of impact and cost. BH providers provide a very high-impact, relatively low-cost service. As such, payment methodologies that reward value should be an opportunity for them to increase their revenue. But that's a theory that only plays out in practice sometimes. Come learn what BH providers need to do to be successful in a value-based environment.
Clinically Integrated Networks: Build, Buy or Stay on the Sidelines – FQHC Part 1

Clinically Integrated Networks: Build, Buy or Stay on the Sidelines – FQHC Part 1

CMS has signaled its intent to move from strict fee-for-service reimbursement to value-based payment for Medicaid as it has been actively doing for Medicare over the past decade. A few FQHCs are pursuing advanced alternative payment models on their own but most are choosing to clinically integrate with others, especially other FQHCs. This session will share national experiences from these initiatives and provide a framework for evaluating strategic options for DC FQHCs to progress in their pursuit of advanced alternative payment models.
Strategies for Negotiating Managed Care Contracts – VBP Legal Training Part 1

Strategies for Negotiating Managed Care Contracts – VBP Legal Training Part 1

This is a self-assessment tool intended to help healthcare providers plan for negotiations around proposed managed care contracts.  The tool can be used for internal conversations to analyze key terms, develop strategic direction, and set priorities for approaching negotiations.  This tool can help providers determine if they are ready to contract, what level of risk they can tolerate, and what areas to focus on in negotiations.
Engaging Families In Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH  Series Part 12)

Engaging Families In Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH Series Part 12)

PCBH services not only facilitate change at the individual level but impact the family system. Conversely, family engagement in PCBH services can expedite the achievement and sustainability of an individual’s health goals. Strategies will be discussed that can help enhance family engagement within the PCBH model of care.
LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training – Part 2

LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training – Part 2

https://www.integratedcaredc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/LGBTQ-Cultural-Competency-Training-Part-2.mp4   Description: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ+) individuals are frequently underserved and experience significant...
Integrated Care DC Managed Care Readiness Workshop

Integrated Care DC Managed Care Readiness Workshop

View materials from this event hosted by Department of Health Care Finance, DBH Training Institute, & Integrated Care DC on May 9, 2023. The in-person workshop was designed for behavioral health providers and other organizations seeking to prepare for the integration of behavioral health into the District’s Medicaid Managed Care Program. Presenters shared information and facilitated exercises to help leadership, clinical and operational staff, and other stakeholders develop the organizational competencies needed to succeed in managed care, including an understanding of managed care principles, how to communicate effectively with managed care partners, and how to effectively demonstrate the value of care through quality measurement and population health.

New Diagnosis of a Chronic Medical Condition (PCBH Series Part 11)

The diagnosis of a long-term health condition can be frightening and overwhelming for many people. Behavioral health professionals working in integrated care settings have the unique opportunity to intervene early to assist individuals with adjusting and adapting to the new demands for behavior change that accompany a new diagnosis.
LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training Part 1

LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training Part 1

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ+) individuals are frequently underserved and experience significant disparities in health outcomes and accessing preventive and ongoing healthcare. Sexual and gender minorities (SGM) often experience discrimination and bias in health care settings and may delay or avoid medical and preventive care. Developing safe, culturally competent healthcare environments and practices for LGBTQ+ patients is critical and closely related to individuals’ willingness to openly share their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression (SOGIE). Capturing SOGIE data is critical as it allows providers to have a more comprehensive picture of key factors that influence care. This session will start with a brief discussion of SOGIE terminology and a compilation of what is known about medical and behavioral health needs and disparities among the LGBTQ+ community. We will highlight the critical need for creating environments that improve patients’ psychological safety and increase their willingness to share SOGIE characteristics. We will share examples of how this data could be utilized to improve care and patient satisfaction, including capturing a patient’s preferred name and pronouns, and ways to engage in respectful conversations that could reveal key aspects of their medical history that could otherwise go unnoticed.
Dosing and Titrating Care (PCBH Series Part 10)

Dosing and Titrating Care (PCBH Series Part 10)

A core skill in caring for patients in primary care is the ability to dose and titrate care for individual patients in a way that produces quality outcomes for the patient and allows a provider to care for populations of patients effectively. This session will increase the mindfulness and skills clinicians employ for dosing and titrating care from within the PCBH model.

Addressing Grief in PCBH (PCBH Series Part 9)

Loss and grief are common and often come up during primary care encounters. Grief can be caused by separations, incapacity, bereavement, migration, job loss, birth, retirement, or professional loss. We will focus on addressing grief related to the loss of a loved one in this webinar. One-third of people affected by loss can experience physical or mental health problems, such as increased risk of heart disease, suicide, psychosomatic disorders, and psychiatric issues. However, loss can also lead to personal growth. Behavioral Health Consultants can help PCPs and patients prepare for grief and build coping skills for better health outcomes.
Treatment Planning (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 2)

Treatment Planning (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 2)

We often think of the treatment plan as a document to complete. However, it can be a tool to engage and empower the person served in their own recovery process. In this interactive webinar we will learn the core components of the treatment planning process from a person-centered and engagement-focused lens.
Guiding: Using Motivational Interviewing Skills to Guide Conversations (Motivational Interviewing Series, Part 2)

Guiding: Using Motivational Interviewing Skills to Guide Conversations (Motivational Interviewing Series, Part 2)

There are three main approaches to helping people make a change, directing, following, and a middle-of-the-road approach of guiding. Motivational Interviewing (MI) promotes guiding as an approach to discovering and uncovering an individual’s motivations, concerns, values, and options. This refresher workshop will provide the opportunity to directly practice using MI skills to build discrepancy and move conversations towards enhancing commitment to change.
Quality Measurement Basics: And Why it Matters (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 1)

Quality Measurement Basics: And Why it Matters (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 1)

Understanding, measuring, working to improve quality performance are critical to ensuring that patients have positive outcomes and providers are satisfied—they’re also critical to ensure your practice is meeting its regulatory requirements and maximizing payment opportunities. As the District of Columbia carves in behavioral health care to managed care arrangements and requires more providers to be in value-based care arrangements, it is even more imperative that quality measurement and improvement is understood and infused across your organization—from providers, to leaders, to auxiliary staff. This two-part series will describe the quality measurement basics and why it matters, and then treatment planning for population health. In Part 1, we will explore why we need to infuse a culture of quality within healthcare organizations, including an understanding of what we value, who we serve, and who we are accountable to. Presenters will emphasize the importance of all staff understanding quality and its impact on our patients, staff and organization. We will review the basics of measurement and key measures in quality focused on integrated care.

Is a 20-minute consultation realistic? (PCBH Series Part 8)

In making the transition from practicing outpatient behavioral health to primary care behavioral health, clinicians often wonder, how can I do my work in 20 minutes, and is it really possible to make a meaningful difference in this amount of time? This training answers this question directly by simulating a 20 minute behavioral health consultation and discussing as a group each stage of the encounter, best practices, and the strengths and challenges that arise.

Sustainable Trauma Treatment: How Accelerated Resolution Therapy can be Utilized in a PCBH Setting to Effectively Treat Trauma (PCBH Part 7)

Evidence-based modalities developed to treat trauma are commonplace in outpatient behavioral health practices, but we often struggle to adapt these therapies to the integrated care setting where brief intervention is common. In this session, we will present Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) as a useful tool for treating trauma in an integrated setting. Accelerated Resolution Therapy has been shown to achieve benefits rapidly, usually within 1-5 sessions, and is effective in treating PTSD and complex trauma as well as other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, chronic pain, and relationship issues. We will explore the basics of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, highlight examples of how it has been used effectively in the primary care setting, and discuss both benefits and barriers to implementing this modality. We will focus on the compatibility of this therapy as a brief intervention within the PCBH model and the particular benefit of sustainability as Accelerated Resolution Therapy reduces exposure to vicarious trauma – critical to clinician self-care and preservation in these trying times.

Allowing Data to Tell a Story: Relevant Metrics to Help Reflect the Infinite Values of Integrated Healthcare (PCBH Part 6)

As healthcare centers around the country further embrace data and metrics, integrated primary care behavioral health programs must incorporate data to reflect the value of work being done. In this webinar, attendees will learn about primary data and metric points and the importance of ensuring that data tells a story and reflects the infinite values of health systems, rather than becoming finite goals.