Workshop Sessions IV, Session D6: Medicaid & Fiscal Practices to Support Sustained Positive Outcomes Post Residential Discharge
Lloyd Bullard, MEd, Provider Exchange Coordinator, Building Bridges Initiative (GA)
Julie Collins, MSW, LCSW, Vice President, Practice Excellence, Child Welfare League of America (DC)
Sherry Peters, MSW, ACSW, Director, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Program Development, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Human Services (PA);
Lindsey Browning, MPP, Program Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (DC);
Katheryn Holt, JD, Health Insurance Specialist/Special Projects, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Boston Regional Office, Division of Medicaid and Children’s Health Operations (MA)
Lisa Lambert, Executive Director, Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL), (MA)
This session will provide an overview of the fiscal practices that are being used by oversight agencies and their providers to support sustained positive outcomes post residential discharge. Julie Collins will share information from the latest BBI tool that highlights the fiscal practices being used throughout the country. As Medicaid is a key potential funding source, information will be shared regarding how Medicaid has been used to help fund creative alternative approaches to support youth and families in the community post residential. Strategies used by the PRTF demonstration waiver, and current strategies post-waiver will be shared. To ensure a robust dialogue on what is possible with Medicaid funding a CMS Regional staff person who is part of their Consortium for Medicaid and Children's Health Operations, and the Program Director from the National Association of Medicaid Directors, will share what is happening at the federal, regional and state level. A national family leader will provide feedback on fiscal practices that support family voice and choice and residential best practices.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of the direction at the federal level for Medicaid and how Medicaid can be used to help in their own state efforts. They will also leave with understanding about state Medicaid trends around the behavioral health continuum of care, and some of the innovative payment models states are using or exploring to support behavioral health innovation. Attendees will have an opportunity to receive input on potential ways of funding their own innovations, find out ways that they can best partner with their state Medicaid agency, and helpful resources to use when they go back to their communities.