CMS Webinar: Hard-to-Reach Populations: Innovative Strategies to Engage People with Mental Health Conditions or Substance Use Disorders
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This webinar, presented by the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), in collaboration with The Lewin Group and Community Catalyst, is intended for staff of Medicare and Medicaid plans and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, providers serving individuals with mental health conditions or substance abuse disorders in health plans, and other stakeholders. The webinar will present several successful strategies employed by Medicare and Medicaid plans and others to engage this population. Attendees will learn about partnering with community-based organizations, the use of community outreach staff, and the development of new treatment settings.
The webinar presentations will last approximately one hour, followed by a half hour of questions and answers from the audience.
Many providers serving dually eligible individuals face challenges engaging enrollees living with mental illness or substance use disorders. Health plans and health care providers must develop innovative approaches to locate these enrollees and connect them to primary and behavioral health care, social services, and long-term services and supports that they may need.
- Barbara Herbert, Medical Director of Addiction Services, Commonwealth Care Alliance
- John Lovelace, President of UPMC for You
- William Nice, Intervention Specialist, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
- Amy Joiner, Director of Outpatient Services, Trilogy, Inc.