A free learning opportunity for supervisors/managers of patient navigation/community health worker/promotora programs.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Noon – 1:30 PM Mountain Time
Community Health Workers (CHWs) have gained increased recognition and awareness since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Many states that were funded through Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) and State Innovation Model (SIM) awards are turning to CHWs to help transform the delivery of health care in their respective states.
Utilization of CHW’s has historically been supported through grant funding. However, as more states come to understand the value of CHW’s as a means of improving health outcomes through care coordination, preventive care, and community-based engagement activities, they are looking for sustainable financing strategies, including Medicaid.
This Web Forum will feature speakers from state agencies in Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania who will provide valuable insight into how they have approached sustainable financing levers for CHWs, such as the recent preventive service rule change (440.130), managed care contracting, and health homes.