CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Physical and Mental Health Integration program area is hosting a national learning webinar on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET about addressing administrative and regulatory barriers to physical and mental health integration.
The webinar will feature speakers from two state Medicaid agencies, Arizona and New York, who will share how they are developing and improving current administrative and reimbursement strategies that promote integration. Speakers will include Tom Betlach, Medicaid Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System; Keith McCarthy, Director, Bureau of Inspection and Certification, New York State Office of Mental Health; Trisha Shell-Guy, Deputy Counsel, New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services; and Shaymaa Mousa, MD, MPH, Empire State Fellow, Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management, New York State Department of Health. Participants will also learn about key policy, financial, and operational building blocks for integration at the state level. The strategies presented on this webinar will be applicable to a variety of states interested in planning and implementing a physical and mental health integration approach, and working to better align administrative functions to support these efforts.