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Finding Success with Value-Based Payment Models

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

Thursday, December 01 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

Most payers believe a majority of their contracts will be value-based within a few years. Some of them are already preparing while others haven't made the change. We take a look at five steps to help with the transition to a value-based payment model.

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Four EVV Challenges and How Addressing Them Can Improve Care and Operations

Hannah Patterson, Vice President, Workforce Management

Wednesday, November 30 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership

The electronic visit verification (EVV) mandate has been in effect for personal care services for more than a year. The January 1, 2023, deadline (with a few exceptions) is looming and many providers are still working to put together a plan to meet it. Here are four challenges that providers are facing with EVV and how addressing them can improve care and operations.

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Uplifting Our Veterans in the Workforce

Ada Gudex, Manager & Senior Solution Strategist

Friday, November 11 | Netsmart Life,Cause Connected,Meet Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a time to pay tribute and celebrate all military veterans who served or are still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Hear from one of our veterans, Ada Gudex, as to how Netsmart supports veterans inside and outside of the workplace, the work we do alongside our clients to help veterans achieve the best life possible, as well as the importance and value of the Hiring Our Heroes Program and our NetVets associate resource group (ARG).

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iQIES Connectivity: What Post-Acute Providers Need to Know Now

Corey Pauley, Senior Director of Engineering, Netsmart Simple

Tuesday, November 01 | Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care,Thought Leadership

Things are changing for skilled nursing providers in 2023. An internet-based system known as iQIES will be used for data submissions to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We take a look at what you need to know about the new system.

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Telehealth and LTPAC
Part 2: Leading Geriatric Practice Uses Virtual Care to Overcome Delays in Treatment

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Interoperability

Tuesday, November 01 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care

Telehealth and LTPAC, part two of our two-part series. Hear from a leading geriatric practice on how they use telehealth and what the future holds for virtual care.

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Part 6: Benefits, Challenges and the Future of Peers

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Thursday, October 06 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In the final segment of our six-part blog series, Peer Support and Recovery Service in Behavioral Healthcare, Denny Morrison shares the clinical and financial benefits of peers, workforce obstacles peers experience and look to the future of peer programs.

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Telehealth and LTPAC
Part 1: Making Virtual Care a Reality Beyond COVID-19

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Interoperability

Wednesday, October 05 | Value-based Care,Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care

Strategies for leveraging virtual care and telehealth to improve care coordination and communication between providers and patients.

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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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