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NAHC President Bill Dombi Gives His 2024 Outlook

Mike Dordick, Senior Vice President – Post-Acute Strategy, Netsmart, President, McBee

Thursday, February 01 | Post-Acute Care

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) President Bill Dombi shared his industry outlook for the new year in a webinar with Netsmart SVP of Post-Acute Strategy, Mike Dordick.

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Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model: What You Need to Know

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Interoperability

Friday, January 26 | Human Services,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination,Legislative/Policy,Interoperability,Value-based Care

Watch the video below to learn how the IBH Model will positively impact the outcomes of individuals receiving behavioral health and/or addiction treatment services.

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RCM Insights

Denials Prevention and Stable Staffing Strategies for RCM Leaders

Kelly Simonet, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management Operations

Wednesday, January 24 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration

Revenue Cycle Management has changed rapidly in the last 10 years. But the major challenges facing RCM leaders are still the same: denials and staffing. In this piece, two RCM experts from Netsmart weigh in on effective strategies for success, using a combination of process and technology for sustainability and growth.

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12 Ways to Keep Your Spirit Merry and Bright This Holiday Season

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services

Monday, December 18 | Cause Connected,Human Services

This most wonderful time can trigger unwelcome anxiety, stress and heightened depression for some individuals. Find out how you can keep your mind, body and spirit bright throughout the holiday season.

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The Growth Equation –– Boosting Your Operations to Scale for Growth

Erica Gregory, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Revenue Cycle Management Operations

Thursday, November 30 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community,Revenue Cycle/Billing

Erica Gregory and Deanna Cerwin, CFO of Resources for Human Development, explore growth strategies highlighting the crucial balance between technology and human resources in expanding behavioral health services. From building a strong foundation to mastering project management, the insights offer a practical roadmap for scaling operations efficiently and meeting the increasing demand for behavioral health services.

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Beyond Gratitude: Ozark Center's Transformative Impact on Veterans' Lives

Gary Brown, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Member of NetVets

Thursday, November 09 | Netsmart Life

Every year on November 11th, we come together as a nation to honor the brave men and women who have served in the military, protecting our freedom and ensuring our safety. Hear from Vicky Mieseler, Chief Administrative Officer at Ozark Center on how their organization has developed a successful Veteran Integration Program (VIP) to make a meaningful impact for those who have served and their families, both within Ozark Center and in the community at large.

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Simplify Data Collection for ABA and Behavior Tracking Services  


Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services

Tuesday, October 03 | Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration,EHR Solutions and Operations

Netsmart is revolutionizing care for individuals with autism by partnering with Rethink to offer integrated ABA workflows within the EHR. Now you can provide holistic care for each individual with a single platform, which offers assessment, training, treatment, tracking and mobile tools your care team, parents and caregivers will love.

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Organizational Sustainability

Webinar recap: The technology of organizational sustainability

Neal Tilghman, Senior Director & GM, Integrated Care

Tuesday, October 03 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration

We are living in an extremely competitive time for human services. So, how can we go into "competition mode" by becoming disruptors and innovators? In this webinar, Neal Tilgman, MPA, Director and General Manager of Integrated Care, interviews two clients who have succeeded by balancing growth and innovation with profitability and sustainability. Learn their secrets to grabbing market share using technology, strategic planning, and automation.

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HomeHealthCuts

Call to Action: Proposed Cuts Could Deprive Home Health of Necessary Funds

Ashley Hartwigsen, Director, Post-Acute Community Strategist

Wednesday, September 20 | Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

Millions of older Americans could be greatly impacted if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services goes through with its proposed rate cut to the Home Health Prospective Payment system for Calendar Year 2024. One of the most concerning aspects of the proposed rule revolves around its potential impact on home health reimbursement.

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Fighting Opioid Addiction—One Life at a Time

Neal Tilghman, Senior Director & GM, Integrated Care

Monday, September 18 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Care Coordination,Cause Connected,Legislative/Policy,Value-based Care

The opioid crisis is one of the most serious healthcare issues in our nation today. But there is hope. We believe there are three strategies your organization can leverage to combat opioid addiction and overdose: integrated care, policy and technology. This blog outlines some examples of all three and lists helpful resources your organization can use.

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

Liz Thiel, Vice President, Human Resources

Thursday, September 14 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community

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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Extreme Usability II: Enhancing the Client Experience

Neal Tilghman, Senior Director & GM, Integrated Care

Tuesday, August 29 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration

If the past few years has taught us anything, it is that consumers of healthcare want to access care their way. We live in a digital world which is impacting how we deliver care. Netsmart is committed to meeting the new and varied needs of providers by developing solutions that meet them where they are. The same is true for consumers. Having had a taste of virtual services, many consumers will want to continue virtual care and prefer much broader digital experiences. At Netsmart, we call this focus on the user experience "extreme usability."

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One Partner, One Platform: Netsmart Will Integrate with Best-in-Class ABA Technology, RethinkFirst

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services

Monday, July 17 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration

Discover the groundbreaking partnership between Netsmart and RethinkFirst that will revolutionize the way IDD and autism providers operate. Simplify clinical documentation, enhance data collection, and improve treatment outcomes with the integrated RethinkBH ABA clinical solution and Netsmart's suite of certified CareRecords™.

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The Future of Value-Based Contracting

Navigating Managed Care
A Look at the Future of Value-Based Contracting

Kevin Scalia, Executive Vice President Corporate Development

Tuesday, June 27 | Care Coordination,EHR Solutions and Operations,Interoperability,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, managing the cost of care and improving patient outcomes are crucial priorities. To address these challenges, value-based reimbursement has emerged as a widely embraced approach. This system focuses on optimizing healthcare services while managing expenses. At the core of this strategy lies value-based contracting, a payment model that aims to align provider reimbursement with the outcomes achieved by patients. By incentivizing quality care and efficient resource utilization, value-based contracting promotes a more coordinated and effective healthcare system.

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The Can-Do Approach to Value-Based Care

Neal Tilghman, Senior Director & GM, Integrated Care

Monday, June 26 | Value-based Care

Is your organization looking to grow? Would you like to improve your operations, financials or strategic planning skills? Kristi Daugherty, CEO of Emergence Health Network, is a leader who turned her organization around using value-based care strategies. She’s shared some tips with us for anyone who’s looking to level up their organizational sustainability.

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