Behavioral Health

Webinar Reminder: Working with Medicare | Coordination of Medicare and Medicaid Behavioral Health Benefits

Join us for an Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) Working with Medicare webinar on Coordination of Medicare and Medicaid Behavioral Health Benefits to be held on April 15, 2020 from 12:30-1:30 pm ET. This webinar will provide an overview of Medicare and Medicaid behavioral health benefits (including mental health and substance use disorder benefits) for dually eligible individuals and opportunities to improve coordination in integrated care programs.

Coordination of Medicare and Medicaid Behavioral Health Benefits

Working with Medicare
4/15/20

This webinar provides an overview of Medicare and Medicaid behavioral health benefits (including mental health and substance use disorder benefits) for dually eligible individuals and opportunities to improve coordination in integrated care programs. It includes a summary of the new Medicare Opioid Treatment Benefit and implications for state Medicaid programs, as well as information about state options for covering treatment services in Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMDs).

 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, attendees are able to:

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Alternatives to Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees: A Case Study of Commonwealth Care Alliance

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