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July 26, 2016 — Free Executive Web Briefing Sponsored By Care Management Technologies

To date, 21 states plus the District of Columbia have gained approval for Medicaid state plan amendments to implement health home models. These models strive to provide individuals who have multiple chronic conditions with a person-centered approach to care that focuses on identifying and treating the individual’s entire spectrum of health care needs. Federal incentives reduce the financial burden of states to implement health homes, but costs still remain. To varying levels, states must invest in the expansion of new service lines, reform their accounting systems to adopt new risk-based payment models, purchase new health information technology, revise care management approaches, and build links to community providers.

Missouri was the first state to take advantage of enhanced federal funding for the adoption of health homes. Its state Medicaid agency, MO Healthnet, received approval of two Medicaid state plan amendments to allow for community mental health centers (CMHCs), federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs), and some primary care providers to become health homes in 2012. The care management team model Missouri utilizes has shown great success and has been a standard for other states opting into the Medicaid health home initiative.

An important tool for success used by Missouri’s care management teams is its advanced data analytics tool. Having access to the claims data and using that data to inform and track individualized care management goals is essential to health homes. Missouri health homes have drastically improved the quality of care received by individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and chronic conditions, while reducing costs.

Join Joe Parks, MD, Director of Mo HealthNet; Kim Yeagle, Integration Health Manager at Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare; and Brandon Danz, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS for this exciting case study web briefing on July 26 at 2:00pm ET to hear an overview of the currently health home landscape and the investments required by states, associations, and health homes to achieve a positive return-on-investment (ROI). Our faculty will also explore how the Missouri CMHC health home model was able save Missouri over $31 million in the first 12 months of its program!


During this 90-minute event, attendees will:

  • Hear an update on the current health home landscape
  • Learn the investments required at the state, association, and CMHC health home level to achieve a successful ROI
  • Understand the quality outcomes and cost savings of the Missouri CMHC health home model
  • Find out what initiatives Missouri has planned to build on the success of its health home model

Featured Speakers

Joe Parks, MD, Director, MO HealthNet — Dr. Parks serves as the Director of MO HealthNet, Missouri’s Medicaid authority in Jefferson City, Missouri. He also holds the position of Distinguished Research Professor of Science at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri, Department of Psychiatry in Columbia. He practices psychiatry on an outpatient basis at Family Health Center, a federally funded community health center established to expand services to uninsured and underinsured patients in central Missouri.

He previously served for many years as Medical Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health and as President of the Medical Director’s Council of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Director. He also previously served as Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at University of Missouri St Louis and as Division Director for the Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services of Missouri Department of Mental Health. Dr. Parks has authored or coauthored a number of original articles, monographs, technical papers, and reviews on Behavioral Health services delivery and policy.

He formed and led the team that developed the nation’s first approved Medicaid state plan amendment for healthcare homes for persons with serious mental illness and implemented it statewide throughout Missouri in both community mental health centers and federally qualified health centers.

The proposed grant will allow Missouri to evaluate and improve its efforts to reduce antipsychotic-related metabolic effects. Dr. Parks’ will work closely with the PI. At a state level Dr. Parks is responsible for design and operation of Missouri CMHC Health Homes. Dr. Parks has received several awards for developing innovative improvements to disease management and care coordination based on the use of data and information technology and will use his previous experience and national contacts to build a broad and innovative research data system for evaluating the clinical and fiscal impacts of antipsychotic induced metabolic syndrome.

Kim Yeagle, Integrated Health Manager, Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare — Kim Yeagle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1994. She completed her Masters of Social Work from the University of Missouri in 1991. She has worked in many areas of social services and behavioral health such as inpatient psychiatric, out-patient therapy with youth and adults as well as adolescent offenders, hospital social work and integrated health. Most recently she was the Healthcare Home Director for a Community Mental Health Center and led that agency in becoming a health home. Kim was the co-recipient of the first Healthcare Home Director Excellence Award in 2013. Kim joined the Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare in November 2014 and has provided clinical assistance in the development of Healthcare Homes and integrated care in the community behavioral health setting in several areas including, program policy, training initiatives, evidence-based practices, population health management, and clinical measures and outcomes.

Brandon Danz, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS — Brandon W. Danz, MHA, MPA brings to the OPEN MINDS team extensive executive-level experience in health care regulatory affairs, Medicaid policy, systems transformation, strategic planning, and population health management within several systems of care including physical health, behavioral health, long-term care, and care for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Mr. Danz previously served as Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, one of the largest state human service agencies in the nation with over 17,000 staff and an annual operating budget of $32 billion. In his executive role, Danz led efforts in regulatory innovation and strategic policy development related to health care delivery transformation, introduction of risk-based payment methodologies, improved use of health information technology, and cross-systems care management and coordination.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of Care Management Technologies.

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