Statewide Lead Behavioral Health Champion
Pediatric Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (P-TCPi)
We are excited about our 2019 P-TCPi behavioral health training webinars. In case you missed our first two, do not be dismayed! They are posted at https://pediatrictcpi.org/about-pediatric-tcpi/bhi/. The primary audience is behavioral health care providers but they may be helpful for any provider with an interest in behavioral health.
On January 18th, Ann Christian, CEO of the Washington Council for Behavioral Health, provided a fantastic introduction to the Value Transformation Assessment (VTA). Recently Qualis Health and the Washington Council for Behavioral Health released this new hybrid tool adapted from blending elements of the Specialist Practice Assessment Tool and the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) Site Self-Assessment. We selected the VTA to serve as the primary measure for behavioral health practice transformation during the final year of our state’s four-year Pediatric TCPi grant work (note: the final year runs from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019).
The VTA measures key areas demanding transformation by behavioral health agencies to ensure preparedness for value-based payment systems. These key areas include: sustainability, patient and family engagement, team-based relationships, population health management, coordinated care delivery, enhanced access, engaged and committed leadership, quality improvement strategy, transparent measurement and monitoring, optimal use of HIT, staff vitality and joy in work, capability to analyze and document value, efficiency of operations, and strategic use of practice revenue.
On March 15th, Ann Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Director of the University of Washington AIMS Center, presented on how to negotiate better rates by telling a compelling story to payors. At the heart of our work with behavioral health agencies enrolled in Pediatric TCPi is preparing them for the fast-coming new paradigm of value-based care and value-based payment. In addition to sharing her own story of working to build value-based behavioral health practices and sharing best practices in the burgeoning field of integrated behavioral health, including UW’s collaborative care model, Dr. Ratzliff provided an intriguing take on the role of casting narrative in the process of pitching value to managed care organizations.
Coming up on April 19th, we look forward to Vicki Evans, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Molina, providing the MCO perspective on value-based payment for behavioral health agencies. On May 17th, Sheryl Morelli and Leslie Graham from UW Kent-Des Moines will present on the case for integrated behavioral health within a pediatric medical setting. And on June 21st, Christopher Coppen, P-TCPi Better Health Together Regional Behavioral Health Champion and Health Homes Supervisor at Frontier Behavioral Health, will share about integrated care strategies that child-serving behavioral health agencies can learn from the Health Homes model. You don’t want to miss these events!
Upcoming Pediatric TCPi Behavioral Health Training Webinars
April 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Value-based Payment for Behavioral Health Agencies: The MCO Perspective: Learn from a Managed Care Organization how they are preparing for value-based payment and what strategies for behavioral health organizations can adopt.
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Case for Integrated Behavioral Health within a Pediatric Medical Setting: Learn from a clinic implementing the Collaborative Care model within primary care walls. Understand the challenges, strategies, and patient outcomes the UW Kent/Des Moines clinic experienced on their integrated behavioral health journey.
June 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Integrated Care Strategies that Child-Serving Behavioral Health Agencies Can Learn from Health Homes: Understand how integrated care strategies can increase behavioral health access for kids and strategies for integrating care effectively.