Is Your Behavioral Healthcare Agency Ready for Health Reform? - Training Series from NIATx

Work for an adolescent substance abuse treatment and/or mental health treatment agency? Work with people who do? The training series described below from NIATx is not to be missed.  So pass it on! 
(Copy below taken with minor changes from the NIATx website.)

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment_NIATx-logoWill your Behavioral Health Organization Be Ready to Serve Patients in the New Environment Created by Health Reform?
The NIATx Accelerating Reform Collaborative (ARC) is a coaching/web-based learning program to help behavioral health providers prepare for health reform. It will help you:

  • Assess your organization's readiness for health reform
  • Fast track your thinking to plan for the future
  • Find out what peers and experts are thinking and doing regarding health reform
  • Receive valuable feedback from peers and experts on ideas you are considering
  • Create a short/medium range action plan to help your organization adapt to a new way of doing business


Program Format and Cost
The program includes:

  • Your own NIATx expert coach
  • A health reform readiness assessment
  • (8) webinars and collaborative sessions with health reform experts and peers
  • (3) personal consult phone calls with your NIATx coach
  • Access to materials and relevant policies related to health reform
  • A health reform action plan for your organization to guide future work

The cost is $1,500 per organization.

Timeline and Topics
The program runs from November 8, 2010 through January 10, 2011, with breaks over the holidays.
Topics will include:

  • The health reform implementation time-line and what the provisions mean for you
  • Readiness Assessment: Participants will conduct an assessment of their organization
  • Business Systems and Management: Electronic medical records to third-party billing
  • Connecting with Primary Care and the Broader Health Care System: Hear about integration models where behavioral health and primary care are working together to provide "whole" treatment for patients
  • Advocacy-Implementing Health Reform at the State Level: A discussion of your organization's role in the larger policy and advocacy conversation, as it relates to parity, eligibility and enrollment; benefits, payment levels, etc.

More Information
>>See the complete announcement.
>>Check out this overview of other NIATx resources for treatment programs.
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Updated: February 08 2018