This webinar will highlight successful examples of how to integrate behavioral and physical health providers with a supporting payment model. Behavioral health patients often have complex co-morbidities that make coordination between providers especially important to improve care and outcomes. Developing payment structures that enable behavioral health and primary care integration are critical to consider in any payment and delivery system reform initiative. Representatives from Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Cherokee Health Systems will share examples of such efforts currently underway within their organizations.

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Overview: This webinar will highlight successful examples of how to integrate behavioral and physical health providers with a supporting payment model. Behavioral health patients often have complex co-morbidities that make coordination between providers especially important to improve care and outcomes. Developing payment structures that enable behavioral health and primary care integration are critical to consider in any payment and delivery system reform initiative. Representatives from Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Cherokee Health Systems will share examples of such efforts currently underway within their organizations. 

 

Presentation Slides

Faculty: Patrick Gordon, M.P.A., Rocky Mountain Health Plans; Jeffrey Howard, C.P.A., M.A., Cherokee Health Systems

Course Level: 101 (Introductory)

This was the second webinar in the series, Pushing the Boundaries: Emerging Innovations in Payment and Delivery System Reform, which examinesemerging innovations that are paving the way for long-term success of payment reform and are driving the change to a population-based, whole person-focused delivery system. For more information about the other two webinars in the series, please visit this webpage.


Faculty Bios:

 

Patrick Gordon, M.P.A., is responsible for the operational, financial and regulatory performance of the Medicaid, CHP+ and Medigap products offered by Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP). He has successfully led and implemented several strategic projects for RMHP which include: acquisition of an $11.8 million grant to fund the Colorado Beacon Consortium project, in which Mr. Gordon now serves as Program Director; the application for, and implementation of a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug program; development of Medicare Supplemental insurance offerings and a Medicare service area expansion in ten Wyoming counties and two Colorado counties. Mr. Gordon is accountable for relationships with the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Colorado and Wyoming departments of insurance.

  Jeffrey Howard, C.P.A., M.A., first joined Cherokee Health Systems (CHS) in 1987 as a part-time Accounts Payable Clerk while a student at Carson-Newman College. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, he worked in public accounting, earned his C.P.A. certification and graduated with a Master of Arts in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In December 1991, he returned to CHS as its Controller. His diverse experience includes accounting and financial management in both for-profit and not-for-profit industries, as well as technology and facilities management, human resources, employee benefits management, internal and external training, strategic planning and marketing.  As a member of the executive team at CHS, he has an in-depth understanding of health care operations and management, and is knowledgeable in Federal and State grants management and Medicaid and Medicare compliance as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC).  



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