Tuesday, May 24 | Thought Leadership, EHR Solutions and Operations, Care Coordination
CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) promises to strengthen Medi-Cal, offering people a more person-centered approach to provide and receive care in all aspects of life. Based on two waivers, Medi-Cal 2020 Section 1115 demonstration and CalAIM Section 1915(b), along with several State Plan amendments, CalAIM initiatives will improve care coordination, access to services and the overall health of California’s 14 million Medi-Cal enrollees. It is broad-reaching reform, balancing partnerships with providers, managed care plans and community-based organizations, built upon previous pilots such as California’s Whole Person Care pilot and it impacts all aspects of care. There are three main goals that are overarching to the design:
How does CalAIM seek to transform healthcare for Californians? Below are just some of the ways they are revamping healthcare.
Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports are foundational components of CalAIM to meet the social needs, including medically supportive foods or housing supports. Community supports are new services provided by Medi-Cal managed care plans as cost effective alternatives to traditional medical services or settings.
Netsmart understands the complexity behind this comprehensive approach. We are working collaboratively with our clients to ensure you have the tools and education needed to meet these new requirements. We created a webinar series, kicking off with an overview of the goals and steps to complete the BHQIP, and continue with a monthly focus on the specific policies. This collaboration and sharing are critical as historically an EHR has been the instrument that many counties used to align their processes, services and data collection with the requests of the state. The depth and extent of CalAIM will require counties to grow beyond an EHR, to a comprehensive population health platform that has visibility into the whole person, beyond just healthcare to providing a catalyst that also advances equity and justice and we are honored to support the success of this exciting initiative.
Expanding Access to Care for Better Public Health
Thursday, April 06 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community
Barriers to mental health and substance use services continue to be challenging, as the demand for care continues to rise. In fact, 28% of those seeking mental health care and 22% seeking substance use care are unable to find a conveniently located provider, which can be particularly difficult in rural areas. Hear three strategies public health organizations can implement to improve outcomes, boost access to services and increase staff satisfaction.More
Continuing the Conversation: Our Commitment to IDD
Tuesday, March 28 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community
Our main focus this Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month has been to focus on recognizing individual abilities and advocating for equal opportunities in education, employment and helping these individuals to live productive, independent lives. By helping providers embrace technology to support IDD staff, they can focus on delivering person-centered care to individuals when and where they need them to live a truly meaningful life.More
Monday, March 20 | Thought Leadership,Human Services
SAMHSA's National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care provide key principles for youth crisis services to adopt, including addressing recovery needs, using trauma-informed care, and integrating family and youth peer support services.More