Integrated Care DC March 2022 Newsletter

In this edition…

  • National Social Work Month
  • Integrated Care DC now offers CME credits for social workers
  • Upcoming Events
  • Staff Picks: What we’re reading
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Featured Resource: Revenue Cycle Foundations
  • Survey: We still want to hear from you

It’s National Social Work Month!

Integrated Care DC is celebrating this year’s National Social Work Month with the theme “The Time is Right for Social Work” to highlight how social workers have enriched our society for more than a century.

Social workers touch millions of lives each day through their work in hospitals, mental health centers, schools, social service agencies, community centers and in politics. The important services they provide are needed now more than ever as our nation addresses economic inequality, systemic racism, the need for improved health and mental health care, Covid-19 and other issues. Check out more information on National Social Work Month here:

Thank you, social workers for your service and dedication to DC and beyond.

Now Offering CME Credits for Social Workers

We have exciting news. Starting with our upcoming lunch and learn session on March 22, Integrated Care DC, though our partners at Health Management Associates (HMA), will begin offering social work continuing education credits.

Health Management Associates, #1780, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Health Management Associates maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2022. To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation.

Upcoming Events

SOON: March 22 @ 12:00 pm
Behavioral Health Providers’ Responsibility in Managing Medical Conditions: Making Clinical Improvements and Meeting Quality Metrics

REGISTER NOW: April 5 @ 12:00 pm
Perinatal Substance Use: Everything You Wanted to Know

REGISTER NOW: April 13 @ 12:00 pm
Harm Reduction & Naloxone in the Community

More Events


Funding Opportunities

Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Using a holistic approach, grant funds also support required activities for minor children and partners of the women, and other extended family members of the women and children, as requested by the women. Fundamental to this program is ensuring access to services for low-income women, including providing these services in locations accessible to low-income women.
>>Apply Now!

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants
The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD).
>>Apply Now! (Check back soon for an upcoming short take video on CCHBC grants)

Harm Reduction Grant Program
Funding will be used to enhance overdose and other types of prevention activities to help control the spread of infectious diseases and the consequences of such diseases for individuals with, or at risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD), support distribution of opioid overdose reversal medication to individuals at risk of overdose, build connections for individuals at risk for, or with, a SUD to overdose education, counseling, and more.
>>Apply Now!

Featured Resource | Revenue

The Integrated Care DC survey results showed that practices want more resources on ways to maximize revenue. This month, we feature Revenue Cycle Foundations sessions provided by DHCF to help DC Medicaid Behavioral Health practices prepare to transition to participating in the managed care contract. The Revenue Cycle Foundations sessions will enhance DC Medicaid Behavioral Health practices, knowledge, and capabilities to bill more efficiently, get paid faster, and resolve payment issues. Check out Revenue Cycle Foundations 102 by clicking on the image above or on any of the links below:

More from the resource library


Survey: We still want to hear from you!

Recognizing these are challenging times for all providers, Integrated Care DC needs your feedback to ensure our video sessions are helpful and responsive to you and your practices’ needs. Would you please provide input on this very short survey? It should take 5 minutes or less to complete. Link to survey!

More Resources

Dive into a Topic

Behavioral Health | Econsult/Telehealth | Screening and/or Assessment | HIE | Care Team Optimization | MAT | COVID-19 | Patient Engagement | Stigma Abatement | Substance/OUD

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