NYAPRS Members: As you know first-hand, things are happening fast and furiously here in New York State as we transition services for people with serious mental health issues from fee for service to managed care. Health Homes are up and running across our state, case managers are being asked to perform different functions as care coordinators, brief and targeted service provision is the order of the day and effective and efficient outreach, engagement and service provision have become central to what we offer. I hope you were able to join us at our October 1 forum where we gathered together over 180 providers, government officials and representatives from 16 behavioral health organizations and managed care plans to begin the important dialogue that will change the way we plan, provide and get reimbursed for services. Join us now as we continue to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead with New York's own Linda Rosenberg, CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, an active leader on the National Health Care reform scene and always an advocate for improving our service delivery system. Linda will share with us, how National Healthcare Reform is impacting us in New York and how we can use these challenges as opportunities for positive change. Your go to registration invitation will be sent early next week. Make sure you register for this important event and the webinar link will be sent to you.
As always, we are pleased to be able to offer you this special NYAPRS Member only benefit that allows you to travel no further than to your phones and computers to hear Linda bring her national perspective on health care reform and the Washington advocacy that it requires, to her home state of New York. There will be plenty of time for questions and dialogue. If you are not an MRLC member, as a NYAPRS member you can easily contact Mary at nyaprs.org<mailto:Mary at nyaprs.org> and sign up to receive all the MRLC links and information.
SAVE THE DATE
NEXT MEDICAID REDESIGN LEARNING COLLABORATIVE (MRLC) WEBINAR Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:30pm-3:00pm "National Health Care Update" with Linda Rosenberg
Once you are an MRLC member, your "go to webinar" registration invitation will be sent early next week. When you receive it, make sure you register. After you register, you will receive the link.
The Agenda for the November 12th, 2013 webinar is as follows:
* Welcome, Review of Day's Agenda: Edye Schwartz
* State Health Home Advocacy/Informational Update: Harvey Rosenthal
* Presentation: "National Health Care Update" Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health
* Questions & Answers
Don't miss Linda Rosenberg! Under Linda's leadership, the National Council for Behavioral Health has more than doubled its membership; helped to secure the passage of the federal mental health and addiction parity law; played a critical role in ensuring the Affordable Care Act addresses the needs of individuals with behavioral health issues and expanded financing for integrated behavioral health and primary care services; and built an expansive array of organizational, clinical and workforce development initiatives. Linda introduced Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and to date has led the National Council in training nearly 100,000 citizens in this groundbreaking public education program. Prior to joining the National Council, Linda served as Senior Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health. AS A NYAPRS MEMBER YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SPECIAL MEMBER ONLY BENEFIT BY SIGNING UP FOR THE MRLC: TO JOIN, CONTACT: mary at nyaprs.org<mailto:mary at nyaprs.org>