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Webinar Recap: What’s Next for MCOs After EVV Compliance

Hannah Patterson, Vice President, Workforce Management

Wednesday, September 28 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership

As the upcoming EVV compliance timeline is quickly approaching, we thought it would be interesting to discover how the initial phase and implementation of EVV has affected managed care organizations (MCOs), and their provider networks. This blog recaps a recent Netsmart webinar that addressed the details of this topic with the talented Dr. Melissa Berdell, Director Fraud, Waste and Abuse at Highmark Wholecare.

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Question, Persuade and Refer: The Importance of Suicide Prevention Training 

Liz Thiel, Vice President, Human Resources

Wednesday, September 21 | Human Services

By understanding mental health and suicide go hand-in-hand we can take the first step in reducing suicide risk and help heal our families, friends and loved-ones heal and grow forward as a community.

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Part 5: Current State of Peers in the United States - Demographics and Economic Impact

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Monday, September 19 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In our most recent blog, The Role of Peers and Mutual Support in Alcoholics Anonymous, we discussed the fascinating history of Alcoholics Anonymous and its contributions to today's health care continuum. Evolving in parallel to the mental health peer movement, AA and its affiliate organizations, e.g., Narcotics Anonymous came to identical conclusions about the unique value of mutual support. Join Denny Morrison, as he unpacks how often peers are used, how they are credentialed and how they affect the economics of health care in the United States.

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A Call for Action: Devastating Medicare Rate Cut Proposed for Home Health

Jen Sherman, Community Strategist, Post-Acute

Monday, September 12 | Post-Acute Care,Thought Leadership,Netsmart in the Community,Legislative/Policy

Ready access to quality home healthcare services is critical to the future of our nation’s healthcare system and the millions receiving these services today. Jen Sherman, community strategist, Netsmart will be a voice for home health providers in Washington D.C. at the upcoming NAHC Advocacy Day and shares why the proposed rate cuts by CMS will leave a devastating negative economic and operational impact on home health and post-acute providers.

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Succeeding Under Medicare Advantage: What Home Health Agencies Need to Know

Dawn Iddings, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Post-Acute

Wednesday, September 07 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), more than 64 million people are enrolled in Medicare. The fastest-growing segment of the government’s national health insurance program is Medicare Advantage (MA). In case you missed the podcast, hear from Netsmart leaders Dawn Iddings and Mike Dordick join Home Care Technology Report Editor Tim Rowan to discuss demands and strategies agencies can use for success.

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Part 4: The Role of Peers and Mutual Support in Alcoholic's Anonymous

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Tuesday, September 06 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In our last blog of this series, The Development of Peers in the United States and Other Regions of the World, we discussed two views of the peer movement as seen through the lenses of New Zealand versus United States cultures. In this blog, we will discuss how peer’s roles in recovery was further solidified as a fundamental part of the United States healthcare system despite some ongoing philosophical disagreements and how important national policies were in shaping the peer movement as we know it today.

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Combatting the Rise of Fentanyl Abuse: Featuring the Powell Recovery Center

Neal Tilghman, Senior Director & GM, Integrated Care

Wednesday, August 31 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care,Human Services

National Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. Even if you, yourself do not have a connection with drugs you can still take part in creating awareness of the drug epidemic plaguing our nation. One drug in particular has crept its way up to being one of the top drugs responsible for overdose deaths.

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Part 3: Public Policy and the Professionalization of Peers

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Thursday, August 25 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In our last blog of this series, The Development of Peers in the United States and Other Regions of the World, we discussed two views of the peer movement as seen through the lenses of New Zealand versus United States cultures. In this blog, we will discuss how peer’s roles in recovery was further solidified as a fundamental part of the United States healthcare system despite some ongoing philosophical disagreements and how important national policies were in shaping the peer movement as we know it today.

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Location Matters: The Importance of Meeting Clients Where They Are

Hannah Patterson, Vice President, Workforce Management

Thursday, August 11 | Thought Leadership,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination

In a recent webinar, Ashley Puchalski, clinical care director of Ohio’s Hospice and Marcie Vaughan, CEO and president of Seneca Health Services in West Virginia, joined me to discuss how their organizations use technology to deliver care wherever their clients are.

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Part 2: The Development of Peers in the United States and Other Regions of the World 

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Thursday, August 11 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In our recent blog, Origins of Peer Support for Individuals with Mental Illness, we discussed how the value of peers in support of the mentally ill has been recognized for a very long time, but its popularity varied since its first reported use in France in the 1800s. The voices of those with serious mental illness were finally being heard, helping change attitudes from professional protectiveness to “Nothing about us without us.” In this section we will discuss the more recent history of peers in the United States and how the growth of peer support varied between different countries.

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Part 1: Origins of Peer Support for Individuals with Mental Illness

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Thursday, July 28 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

Peers have gained increased visibility and prominence in today’s behavioral health system. In this six-part blog series, we will discuss how the peer movement evolved in mental health and substance use care. We will also share the current state of the peer movement and what the future looks like for these services. In the first part of the series, we begin by looking at the interesting history of peer support for individuals with mental illness that dates back more than 200 years.

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Unlocking Success in Palliative Care for Providers and Patients

Dawn Iddings, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Post-Acute

Thursday, July 21 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

Palliative care has seen tremendous growth as providers have begun to unlock the keys to profitability through value-based contracts. Now considered one of the highest demand and most needed services in the post-acute care continuum, industry leaders unpack the skills need to expand service lines, an advanced technology platform, interoperability, and pursuing a value-based contract to improve patient care and reduce costs.

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Recognizing Words Matter in the Workplace

Bret Fischer, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

Thursday, July 14 | Netsmart Life,Thought Leadership

Remembering and understanding that words matter in our daily interactions with those in our community and career network, is imperative for a thriving workplace. Hear from Bret Fischer, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition on the importance of recognizing the Netsmart value 'Words Matter.

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CalAIM’s next step for California’s whole person care utilizing Care Management and Care Coordination

Netsmart Public Sector California Team

Wednesday, July 13 | Thought Leadership,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination

As Governor Gavin Newsom stated, “[CalAIM] is a once in a generation opportunity to completely transform the Medicaid system in California”. To move towards this transformation means intensive care coordination services will need to be provided at the community level to address not only physical and behavioral health, but psychosocial needs as well.

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PRIDE: Louder, Prouder and a Ways to Go

Bryan Guffey (They/Them), Business System Administrator, Internal IT

Wednesday, June 29 | Netsmart Life

As we reflect on Pride Month, we recognize equity, justice and humanity remain at the foundations of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, the advancements we have made and the work that still needs to be done.

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