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1 Day Left to Register! Free Webinar – Behavioral Health Integration: Realizing Opportunities

This year is going to be an important year for Behavioral Health, don’t miss out on our free webinar 1/20 on Behavioral Health Integration success! Join us Wednesday January 20th at 12: 00 PM CST as we explore the concept of Behavioral Health Integration. This free web event will cover: Making the Case for Behavioral Health (BH) Primary Care (PC) Integration, Integration 101: First Steps to Making it Work (Technology, Screening Tools, Communication), and Integration: Realizing Opportunities. If you can't make the event, don't worry! Simply register for the web event to receive a recording of the event as well as a copy of the presentation after it is finished.

Brand New Free Web Event! Behavioral Health Integration: Realizing Opportunities

Join BHM Healthcare Solutions on Wed. January 20th at 12:00PM CST for the brand new web event: Behavioral Health Integration: Realizing Opportunities Explore the concept of Behavioral Health Integration with this free web event. This presentation will include an overview of the need for Behavioral Health Integration, and exploration of practice models of integration, and will provide attendees with the tools and knowledge to begin making meaningful movements toward integrating behavioral health into their organization or practice.

2016 Excellence in Behavioral Health Program Design

2016 is going to be a big year for Behavioral Health, thanks to The Excellence in Mental Health Act (ExACT) passed in 2014. the ExACT is a crucial step towards taking Behavioral healthcare off the back burner and sparking an important discussions on mental health. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health the program will “increase Americans’ access to community mental health and substance use treatment services while improving Medicaid reimbursement for these services.” The program has allocated over $1 billion to help protect and enhance community based mental health programs, which is the largest federal investment in behavioral health services in a very long time. Let’s take a look at the progress the Excellence in Mental Health Act has already made and what might be in store for 2016.

1 Day Left! Our FREE Accreditation Success Webinar is Tomorrow 12/30!

If your accreditation has cost your organization more time, money, and internal resources than you had thought and you still feel like you are not prepared for your survey/audit, then this is one informational session you won’t want to miss. Join us Wednesday Dec 30th at 1:00 pm CST for this free web event!

Integrating Behavioral Health: Tips for ACOs

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have been a hot topic in the healthcare world over the past year. Hoping to shift the focus of the healthcare industry from volume to value, ACOs focus on increasing quality, reducing, cost and improving the patient experience. This hopeful new focus on the Triple Aim places ACOs in a very interesting spot in relation to another growing healthcare trend: Behavioral Health. As behavioral health is taken off the country’s back burner and the stigma surrounding mental health begins to lift, a unique opportunity is opening for ACOs to become champions for the behavioral health sector.

4 Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Healthcare Accreditation

Last week we introduced Gwen Roberts, SVP of BHM’s Consulting Division and discussed common questions that come up when organizations start the accreditation journey, focusing mainly on choosing between URAC and NCQA health plan accreditation. This week we are focusing on four key elements organizations should consider when deciding between healthcare accreditation bodies. Since many organizations have very diversified programs and levels, it’s important to understand the culture and expectation of your own organization first. Here are four helpful points that you can use as a guide as you begin your journey towards accreditation.

Expert Learning Series: The Affordable Care Act – Impact on Hospitals & Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has begun to revolutionize healthcare, but even bigger changes are on the way, and those in the Hospital industry are dealing with everything from an increased emphasis on customer satisfaction to decreased reimbursement and rapidly changing payment models. Find out the critical components you need to know to be successful in the new healthcare environment. Join us 12/19 for the free webinar The Affordable Care Act - Impact on Hospitals & Healthcare.

Don’t forget! Our Free Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Webinar Is Tomorrow (12/16)

Must attend webinar for anyone in the pharmacy industry! Join experts as they explain why specialty pharmacy accreditation is critical to remain competitive in today’s marketplace, and the key to unlocking the maximum return on your accreditation investment. Take this topic even farther as we dive into the latest solutions for securing coveted contracts and remaining competitive in the growing Specialty Pharmacy market.

Getting Started: Selecting the Right Health Plan Accreditation

BHM knows that the health plan accreditation process can be daunting, especially with multiple accreditation organizations out there. How do you know which to choose? Our consultant get that question a lot, so we’ve reached out to Gwen Roberts, SVP of BHM's Consulting Division, to answer some questions about health plan accreditation. The first part of Gwen Roberts’s interview will discuss the basics of URAC and NCQA accreditation. The second part of this blog series will discuss key points to keep in mind as you move forward with health plan accreditation (so keep an eye out for that one in the New Year). You already know that health plan accreditation shows your clients you’ve achieved the highest quality of care possible, but where do you start?

2017-11-30T18:46:42+00:00 By |Accreditation, Services|

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