Upcoming Events

2020

Tuesdays at 3:00PM ET: June 16, June 30, July 14, and July 28, 2020
 
To assist behavioral health finance and accounting staff in preparing for the transition to value-based payment and care, the Delta Center is hosting a series of webinar trainings on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment. The 4-part webinar series will focus on behavioral health examples in the following sessions: 1) Cost Allocation – Getting the Basics Right, 2) Preparing Internal Systems for Gathering Cost Data, 3) Cost Allocation Methodology for Value-Based Payment Systems, and 4) Utilizing Cost Data to Drive Programmatic Change.

Past Events

Webinar | Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Speakers from Oakland Community Health Network, the public community mental health center and public Medicaid specialty health plan for Oakland County, Michigan, will share their experience of utilizing an outcomes-based payment model for behavioral health services. OCHN will also share lessons learned for community mental health centers in other states that are pursuing similar types of payment models.

Tuesdays at 1:00PM ET: April 21, April 28, and May 5, 2020
 
As behavioral health providers continue to adapt service delivery and operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, financial management and sustainability are increasingly areas of concern. To support providers in navigating these unprecedented times financially to sustain operations, the National Council for Behavioral Health, with support from the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net, will provide a COVID-19 Financial Response Strategy ECHO Series. This three-part series will provide guidance on financial/operational strategies for remaining financially viable during these trying times.

Virtual Convening | May 4, 2020
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net will hold a fifth convening for state primary care associations and behavioral health state associations participating in the State Learning & Action Collaborative.  In lieu of our originally scheduled in-person convening, we are holding a virtual forum for grantees to share actions and challenges related to changing policy and care in response to COVID-19. 

Webinar | Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The final webinar in our webinar series on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment will review the key takeaways from the first three sessions and apply these concepts to several scenarios in which health centers are seeking to understand their costs in an evolving reimbursement environment. We will focus on how to model costs related to these scenarios and emphasize the use of this information for decision-making and guiding programmatic change.

Webinar | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The third webinar in our webinar series on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment discusses how to identify and calculate costs in a value-based reimbursement environment. Beginning with a high-level overview of value-based reimbursement concepts, we describe the methodologies for identifying costs related to care pathways and clinical outcomes, and provide examples that translate this effort into identifiable costs.

Webinar | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The second webinar in our webinar series on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment will provide insight into the ways health centers can set up charts of account, practice management systems, and HR/payroll systems to facilitate an accurate understanding of cost.

Webinar | Tuesday, January 28, 2020

To assist health center finance and accounting staff in preparing for the transition to value-based payment and care, the Delta Center is hosting a series of webinar trainings on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment. The first webinar will provide a detailed review of the methodology for allocating costs in a fee-for-service accounting environment (direct, indirect, and overhead), and an introduction to how “costing” will differ in a value-based system.

2019

Webinar | Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Megan Haase, FNP, Chief Executive Officer of Mosaic Medical System, will share Mosaic’s experience of participating in multiple payment reform efforts. Mosaic Medical operates a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout Central Oregon, and is a participant in the Central Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (CCO). Mosaic will also share lessons learned for health centers in other states that are pursuing APM-type base payment reforms. Participants will hear about changes Mosaic has made as a result of participating in three-layered payment model for Medicaid patients, and its results for patient care.

Convening | October 21-22, 2019
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net held the fourth convening for state primary care associations and behavioral health state associations participating in the State Learning & Action Collaborative in Princeton, NJ.

Webinar | June 27, 2019
Beth Waldman, J.D., M.P.H., senior consultant at Bailit Health and former Massachusetts Medicaid director will present the key priorities of Medicaid agencies and their MCOs. Drawing on her extensive experience working with Medicaid programs across the country, she will share strategies on how to best engage with state Medicaid agencies and their MCO partners. Participants will gain an understanding of the key priorities of Medicaid agencies and their MCOs and learn how best to engage Medicaid programs and their MCOs.

Webinar | April 25, 2019
Hear from Jaeson Fournier, Chief Executive Officer CommUnityCare Health Center network in Texas, and former CEO of the Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network (FUHN), a health center coalition-led ACO in the Twin Cities area. FUHN brought together a group of health centers in a Medicaid ACO, built a robust data analytics infrastructure with the aid of a health services data management firm, created valuable delivery system improvements, and generated millions of dollars in shared savings.

Jaeson will share the origin story of FUHN, lessons learned around health center-led ACOs/IPAs and value-based payment arrangements he has been part of in both Minnesota and Texas. Based on his experience, he will also share insights on how health centers can use value-based payment and care to advance population health in their communities.

Safari Visit | February 28-March 1, 2019
In collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net sent grantees on safari to learn from Compass Health Network, a joint FQHC-CCBHC in St. Charles, Missouri.

Convening | February 11-12, 2019
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net held the third convening for state primary care associations and behavioral health state associations participating in the State Learning & Action Collaborative in Oakland, CA.

Webinar | January 29, 2019 | 11:00 AM Pacific Time
This webinar revisits the HCP-LAN value-based payment (VBP) framework using the lens: What is most important for primary care and behavioral health providers serving Medicaid beneficiaries to know about VBP and its implementation? The webinar addresses the current status of payment reform in the ambulatory care safety net, barriers and facilitators facing primary care and behavioral health, and…

Webinar | January 15, 2019
This webinar exposed participants to adaptive leadership concepts explored in greater depth at the February 11-12 Delta Center Convening. The webinar focused on three key points: 1) Overview of framework and imperative for adaptive leadership: why organizations must discern what to preserve, what to discard, and where to innovate in order to thrive; 2) Redefining Leadership, differentiating from Authority; 3) Differentiating “technical” from “adaptive” challenges.

2018

Convening | October 15-16, 2018
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net held the second convening for state primary care associations and behavioral health state associations participating in the State Learning & Action Collaborative in Seattle, WA.