Here’s an easy way to get your clinic staff up-to-date on the many changes and new initiatives from Arkansas Medicaid, an increasingly important part of most practices’ reimbursements.

Register them for the annual Arkansas Medicaid Educational Conference, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Embassy Suites Little Rock.

The all-day conference is free and pre-registration is advised.

Registration begins at 7:30 A.M. and the first keynote begins at 8:45 A.M.

Tami Harlan, J.D., deputy director of Medicaid, will provide an overview of Medicaid initiatives for 2017, including the Arkansas Works, the revised version of Medicaid expansion.

William Golden, M.D. and medical director of Medicaid, will update attendees on the nationally-recognized Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative that includes episodes of care and patient-centered medical homes.

AFMC’s Chief Medical Officer Chad Rodgers, M.D., will discuss the work AFMC has been doing to educate providers and patients about the advantages of long-acting reversible contraception options.

Roger Patton will explain the MMIS replacement project.

The conference luncheon will include presentation of quality awards to hospitals that earned Medicaid bonus payments.

Elizabeth Smith, J.D., will explain the initiatives from the Medicaid Inspector General’s office.

Karan Burnett will provide updates on the state’s expansion of autism services.

AFMC employees will explain progress in three of AFMC’s Medicaid beneficiary service programs: Beneficiary education, non-emergency transportation and the service center. A review of what’s working in diabetes patient education will also be included.

Register today.