Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market

The healthcare landscape is changing rapidly and the need for home and community-based services (HCBS) is rising. Becoming familiar with new terminology, understanding the healthcare marketplace and developing partnerships in your network are essential to your program’s sustainability. These FREE webinars are part of a four-part series that will be led by Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH, an independent healthcare consultant with a specialty in health program sustainability. In Parts 1 and 2, he will discuss how your program can thrive in the current healthcare environment.

In these webinars viewers will:

  • Receive an overview of the healthcare landscape and its current initiatives;
  • Learn key terms and partnership opportunities; and
  • Understand how to assess current local initiatives and the role they play in your market.

Part 1 lays the foundation for current terminology and key terms within the healthcare environment and brings you up to speed on current initiatives.
Basic terminology used by the parties involved in the healthcare environment and an overview of key terms and partnership opportunities available via the Affordable Care Act were covered in this webinar. A discussion of the basics of the US health insurance system, specifically Medicare Parts A and B, recent changes to the healthcare system brought about by the Affordable Care Act, in addition to an overview of hospital and skilled nursing facility payments and reforms was included.

Webinar: Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market – PART 1
Presenter: Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH
When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Part 2 builds on the overview established in Part 1, and reviews the impact of health reform initiatives and demonstrate how to identify potential partners.
The webinar focused on Health Reform initiatives and the impact on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), including readmission penalties, value-based purchasing and Medicare and opportunities for collaboration/contracting with insurers that offer Medicare Advantage Plans.

Webinar: Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market – PART 2
Presenter: Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH
When: Thursday  January 22, 2015
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Part 3 builds on the overview established in Part 2, and offers an overview of the emerging healthcare provider landscape.
The webinar focused on Managed Long Term Care Services and Supports from both the patient and provider perspectives, as well as a primer on Accountable Care Organizations, and opportunities for community based organizations to provide value-added services with the healthcare market.

Webinar: Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market – PART 3
Presenter: Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH
When: Thursday, March 12, 2015
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Part 4 builds on the overview established in Part 3, centering on business planning strategies and new payment reforms.
The webinar focused on Bundled Payment for Care Improvement with regard to clinical service coordination and payment reform, its implications for patients and service providers, and business planning opportunities to support increased sustainability and delivery of patient-centered care for community-based organizations was covered during this webinar session.

Webinar: Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market – PART 4
Presenter: Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative (BPCI) Map featured in the webinar

 

Part 5 builds on the information of the previous webinars provided, this session provided an overview of the opportunities available to contract with healthcare partners. Through a SWOT analysis, it demonstrated how to assess organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in preparation for entering into collaborations with partner organizations.

Webinar: Positioning Your HCBS Program in the Healthcare Market – PART 5
Presenter: Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Glossary of healthcare terminology