CIHS: Jan 18 Operationalizing Behavioral Health Homes Webinar

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A (Health) Home Run: Operationalizing Behavioral Health Homes

Date: January 18, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Webinar Presenters: Laurie Alexander, PhD, Alexander Behavioral Healthcare Consulting, Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Joe Parks, Chief Clinical Officer, Missouri Department of Mental Health


The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established a “health home” option under Medicaid that serves enrollees with chronic conditions. Federal guidance requires a health home to have several provider standards, including quality-driven and cost effective services, comprehensive care plans for each patient, and the involvement of continuing care strategies, to name a few. Hence, becoming a health home requires multiple changes in practice, in workflow, in billing operations, and other practical areas. Behavioral health providers and state-level policymakers and stakeholders can anticipate that these changes will be difficult and that certain core components will need to be address in order to establish a behavioral health home. Missouri was the first state to launch a Medicaid health home program targeted towards individuals with mental health disorders.

During this webinar, participants will hear from Ben Druss and Laurie Alexander on the core clinical features of a behavioral health home. Then, Joe Parks from the Missouri Department of Mental Health will share with the group Missouri’s experience operationalizing the core clinical features outlined in Druss and Alexander’s paper for CIHS, Behavioral Health Homes for People with Mental Health & Substance Use Conditions: The Core Clinical Features, and the different strategies that state agencies can implement to support the development of health homes.


The webinar will help participants to:

  • Learn the core clinical features of a behavioral health home;
  • Identify real-world examples of how providers are implementing the core clinical features of a health home; and
  • Understand the opportunities for state agencies to support health homes and broader state initiatives.

Register today:

Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1000 attendees.