Workshop Sessions II, Session D4: The Journeys and Practices of Two Oversight Agencies in Implementing Residential Best Practices

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Lloyd Bullard, MEd, Provider Exchange Coordinator, Building Bridges Initiative (GA)
Andrea Cosgrove, MPA, Director of Program Operations, Co-Director of Caring Together, Department of Children and Families (MA);- together
Carol Murphy, LICSW, Co-Director of Caring Together, Department of Children and
Families (MA);
Brian Campbell, BS, Senior Program Advisor, Integrated Care, Division of Integrated
Care and Behavioral Services, Department of Medical Assistance Services (VA); and
Danette Brady, MA, LPC, Director of Clinical Care Services, Magellan Health Services, Inc. (VA)
Presenter/Family Representative:

Kristi Glenn, Coordinator of Family Driven Practice, Caring Together, (MA)

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was the first State in the country to rebid all of their licensed residential programs in mental health and child welfare using the Building Bridges Initiative best practice principles as a foundation for residential expectations. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a partnership was forged between their State Medicaid office and the Managed Care Company responsible for contracting with residential treatment providers, Virginia Magellan, to move residential practices to the best practice arena. Leaders from both Commonwealths will share their journeys as oversight agencies in implementing new practice expectations that align with the research on improving sustained positive outcomes for youth and families post-residential discharge. The important role of family partners in their respective journeys will be highlighted. Attendees will increase their understanding about Medicaid strategies that can be used, licensing and contracting expectations, and oversight agency practices that support residential best practices. Attendees will have extensive time for questions and discussion to further enhance their learning opportunity.

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