How Community-Based Organizations Contract and Receive Reimbursement for Home and Community-Based Services

Event Description: 
Register for a webinar on Wednesday, March 1 at 1 pm Eastern with Health Management Associates. Community-based organizations (CBOs) have a long history of supporting people with disabilities and older adults to live and thrive in the community, through a variety of funding structures. States are increasingly realizing the value of these organizations as providers and partners in their Medicaid-funded programs. At the same time, many states are partnering with Medicaid managed care organizations to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS) and considering value-based payment structures for LTSS. This creates both opportunities and challenges for CBOs who have had experience serving individuals who need assistance to be able to live independently in their own homes. During this webinar, a panel of experts will provide real-world strategies that CBOs can use to effectively expand access to their services, work with state Medicaid programs, contract with managed care, and ensure sufficient reimbursements. Speakers:
  • Julie Hamos, Principal, Health Management Associates, Chicago
  • Marisa Scala-Foley, Director, Office of Integrated Care Innovations, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mary Kaschak, Deputy Director, Aging and Disability Business Institute, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Erica Anderson, Senior Director, National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
Representatives of community-based organizations, providers serving older adults and individuals with disabilities, state policy officials, managed care organizations interested in working with CBOs, providers and administrators involved in continuity of care initiatives are invited to attend. Register for the webinar. Learn more about ACL's Business Acumen initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability for developing private-public partnerships.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:45pm EST to Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 1:00pm EST
Administration for Community Living