Oct 5: Give Your Input for MMC Consumer Outreach, Education Efforts

Recipient and Family Input Needed for Medicaid Managed Care Consumer Outreach and Education

Statewide Video Teleconference

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Medicaid is expanding to help people with Mental Health Issues and/or Substance Use Disorders, (problems with drug and alcohol use), get what they need to live, go to school, work and be part of the community. There have been some changes in Medicaid over the past year, including new health insurance options and new services

It is important that people are aware of what new behavioral health services they may be eligible to receive. Changes to Medicaid, or any medical insurance can create concern, anxiety and avoidance. Education and information can help people to feel more in control and promote a partnership between the person receiving services and the person providing services.

We need help directly from people currently experiencing the changes that are going on. What can we do to educate people on?

  • Health Homes
  • Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs)
  • What to do when you get a letter about enrollment
  • What are new Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS) and how to get them
  • Where to call with questions and where to call if they were not helpful
  • Where to promote and how to reach the people who may not use email or other technology
  • What is the most important thing you need to know about the changes right now

Please join us for a special meeting on October 5, 2016,to help create education and outreach strategies that will work so that people can continue the process of recovery from Mental Health Issues and/or Substance Use Disorders during the rollout of this initiative. Lunch will be provided and space is limited. We ask that you please register via this link: http://www.flexbooker.com/widget/66b2832c-be8e-4864-86f5-e7be62a0828a no later than September 30, 2016, so that we can order a sufficient amount of food.