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Medi-Cal Enhancements for at-Risk Populations: What Does it Mean for Providers?

Julie Hiett, VP and GM, Population Health

Friday, April 05 | Legislative/Policy,Care Coordination,Human Services

Two programs are at the forefront of behavioral health in California: Enhanced Care Management/Community Supports and CARE Court. These are significant advancements to Medi-Cal and are expected to yield improved care outcomes. What do providers need to know?

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AI Before AI

Tom Herzog, Chief Operating Officer

Friday, March 29 | Thought Leadership,Cause Connected,EHR Solutions and Operations

As the healthcare industry propels into a new era of tech-enabled advancements, the conversation surrounding Artificial Intelligence shifts to an immediate focus on Augmented Intelligence, marking a pivotal moment in our journey toward transformative healthcare practices.

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A World of Opportunities: Celebrating Developmental Disability Awareness Month

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Friday, March 29 | Netsmart in the Community,Human Services

At Netsmart, we celebrate individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities all year, with technology to support person-centered care in a range of settings, using tools for community activities and helping individuals meet their self-determined goals.

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Population Health and the Power of Data

AJ Peterson, SVP and GM, CareGuidance

Thursday, March 28 | Thought Leadership,Care Coordination,Interoperability

How can states centralize data into one view to improve care coordination and population health management? In this webinar, Netsmart partners from two states and a representative from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing discuss the technology and strategy they use to improve outcomes.

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The IDD Summit Part 1: Strategic Planning and Legislative Updates

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Tuesday, March 26 | Care Coordination,EHR Solutions and Operations,Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration

As we prepare for the second annual IDD Summit, Tricia Zerger recaps key takeaway's from last year's event in a new blog series. This post will focus on tips for strategic development, as well as important IDD legislation in Congress to watch.

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Social Work Breaks Barriers

Friday, March 22 | Cause Connected,Netsmart Culture,Netsmart Life

In celebration of National Social Work Month, Julie Ingram, MSW, VP of Client Development, Public Sector, Counties, reflects on how the values she learned as a social worker align with Netsmart and the work she does for our clients every day.

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Advanced Automation: Optimizing your Workforce for Satisfaction and Success

Monday, March 18 |

How can your IDD organization recruit top talent and reduce turnover? Jonah Cunningham, President & CEO of NACBHDD, and Virginia Gabby, Executive Director of Program Development at Merakey, discuss how organizations are improving processes and using breakthrough technology for IDD workforce management and retention.

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Healthcare provider in scrubs holds web of digitized healthcare images in hands

How Technology Supports Value-Based Care in Home and Community-Based Services

Ashley Hartwigsen, Director, Post-Acute Client Strategy

Monday, March 18 | Care Coordination,EHR Solutions and Operations,Post-Acute Care,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

Value-based care is a rapidly growing initiative in the healthcare industry designed to focus on the value provided to a patient through quality of care, provider performance, and patient experience.

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Telehealth Transitions from Afterthought to Starring Role in Providing Care

AJ Peterson, SVP and GM, CareGuidance

Friday, March 15 | Thought Leadership

Explore the evolution of telehealth from pandemic response to permanent fixture, emphasizing simplicity, integration, and consumer engagement, and envision the future of healthcare delivery through technology-driven engagement.

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NAHC President Bill Dombi Gives His 2024 Outlook

Mike Dordick, SVP, Post-Acute Strategy and President of McBee

Thursday, February 01 | Post-Acute Care

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) President Bill Dombi shared his industry outlook for the new year in a webinar with Netsmart SVP of Post-Acute Strategy, Mike Dordick.

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Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model: What You Need to Know

AJ Peterson, SVP and GM, CareGuidance

Friday, January 26 | Human Services,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination,Legislative/Policy,Interoperability,Value-based Care

Watch the video below to learn how the IBH Model will positively impact the outcomes of individuals receiving behavioral health and/or addiction treatment services.

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Denials Prevention and Stable Staffing Strategies for RCM Leaders

Wednesday, January 24 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration

Revenue Cycle Management has changed rapidly in the last 10 years. But the major challenges facing RCM leaders are still the same: denials and staffing. In this piece, two RCM experts from Netsmart weigh in on effective strategies for success, using a combination of process and technology for sustainability and growth.

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12 Ways to Keep Your Spirit Merry and Bright This Holiday Season

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Monday, December 18 | Cause Connected,Human Services

This most wonderful time can trigger unwelcome anxiety, stress and heightened depression for some individuals. Find out how you can keep your mind, body and spirit bright throughout the holiday season.

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The Growth Equation –– Boosting Your Operations to Scale for Growth

Erica Gregory, SVP and GM, Revenue Cycle Management

Thursday, November 30 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community,Revenue Cycle/Billing

Erica Gregory and Deanna Cerwin, CFO of Resources for Human Development, explore growth strategies highlighting the crucial balance between technology and human resources in expanding behavioral health services. From building a strong foundation to mastering project management, the insights offer a practical roadmap for scaling operations efficiently and meeting the increasing demand for behavioral health services.

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Beyond Gratitude: Ozark Center's Transformative Impact on Veterans' Lives

Gary Brown, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Thursday, November 09 | Netsmart Life

Every year on November 11th, we come together as a nation to honor the brave men and women who have served in the military, protecting our freedom and ensuring our safety. Hear from Vicky Mieseler, Chief Administrative Officer at Ozark Center on how their organization has developed a successful Veteran Integration Program (VIP) to make a meaningful impact for those who have served and their families, both within Ozark Center and in the community at large.

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