MHA Today | August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018
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August 9, 2018

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In This Issue
MHD Schedules Webinar For Clinics Wishing To Join Primary Care Health Home Program
STR-TA Offers Webinar On Primary Care Providers Implementing OUD Treatment
Mercy And SSM Announce Leadership Changes

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MHD Schedules Webinar For Clinics Wishing To Join Primary Care Health Home Program

Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade

The MO HealthNet Division scheduled an informational webinar for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, for clinics interested in becoming a primary care health home for Missouri Medicaid participants. Primary care practices with patient panels that are at least 25 percent Medicaid or uninsured must submit an application by Friday, Aug. 31, to be considered for participation. MHD pays a monthly case management fee to approved health homes for the services provided to assigned patients that are not otherwise reimbursable under the Medicaid program. Participating patients must be enrolled in MO HealthNet and must exhibit two or more of the following conditions or characteristics: asthma, behavioral health conditions (anxiety, depression or substance use disorder), diabetes, cardiovascular disease (including hypertension and hyperlipidemia), overweight, developmental disability, or tobacco use.

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Quality and Population Health


STR-TA Offers Webinar On Primary Care Providers Implementing OUD Treatment

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings

The national State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is presenting a webinar, “Primary Care Providers Implementing OUD Treatment: Clinical Model Guidelines for Office-Based Addiction Treatment,” at noon on Friday, Aug. 17. Colleen LaBelle, MSH, R.N.-BC, CARN, will present and facilitate discussion. LaBelle is program director of the Massachusetts State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion Office-Based Opioid Treatment with Buprenorphine and director of Boston Medical Center’s Office-Based Addiction Treatment Program.

The webinar will include discussion about needs for continuing technical assistance and consultation to help effective implementation in primary care settings. To participate, use the Zoom videoconference information below.

Zoom videoconference
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/526711966
Or Telephone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 526 711 966

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CEO Announcements


Mercy And SSM Announce Leadership Changes

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Sean Hogan, president of SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, has been named president of St. Anthony’s|Mercy in St. Louis, effective Tuesday, Sept. 4. Hogan will work with Mike McCurry, Mercy executive vice president and chief operating officer, during the transition period. McCurry also served as president of St. Anthony’s since June 2017 when St. Anthony’s joined Mercy.

SSM Health in St. Louis also announced Ellis Hawkins, current president of SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton, will succeed Hogan as president of SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis, effective Tuesday, Sept. 4. Tina Garrison, current vice president of operations at SSM DePaul, will take over as president of SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton.

A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder at labor and delivery more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. On average, the national prevalence rate grew by 0.39 cases per 1,000 each year.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention