2021 Arkansas Medicaid Educational Conference – Virtual Event

Physicians, Nurses, Office Managers, Billers and Hospitals

 

Behavioral Health and Waiver Providers

 

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8:15 – 8:30

Welcome and introduction – Tabitha Kinggard. Manager, Provider Relations, Outreach Services, AFMC

Opening & Intro of Sec. Gillespie – Ray Hanley, President, and Chief Executive Officer, AFMC

8:30 – 9:00

State of the State – Cindy Gillespie, Secretary, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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9:00 – 9:30

Medicaid Updates – Elizabeth Pitman, JD, MPH, Director, Division of Medical Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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9:30 – 9:45

Break

9:45-10:15

ARHOME – Nell Smith, MS, MPH, Assistant Director, Division of Medical Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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10:15 – 10:45

DCO ARIES Update – Mary Franklin, BA, Director, Division of County Operations, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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10:45 – 11:15

Vaccination Updates – Jeff Williams, BS, Deputy Chief, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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11:15 – 11:45

Provider Relations – PCCM/Policy Updates – Kellie Cornelius, MAP, CPHIMS, Supervisor, Provider Relations, Outreach Services, AFMC

  • COVID manuals
  • New website and how to navigate
  • Hot topics
  • Medicaid Vaccine Program (MVP) 

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11:45 – 12:00

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid-Use Disorder – Jennifer Shuler, MNSc, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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Lunch – 12:00 – 1:00 – Featured Speaker Andy Core

1:00 – 2:00

COVID Updates – Jennifer Dillaha, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Arkansas Department of Health

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2:00 – 2:30

MMIS Updates/Provider Enrollment – Karen Young, MMIS Training and Program Developer, AFMC

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2:30 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 3:15

PCMH Updates / PCMH QA – Larry Ballard, Medical Assistance Manager, Division of Medical Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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3:15 – 3:45

PCMH PT – Rhelinda McFadden, BSN, RN, CPHIMS, PCMH, CCE, Manager, Practice Transformation, AFMC

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3:45 – 4:00

Closing Remarks – Tabitha Kinggard, Manager, Provider Relations, Outreach Services, AFMC

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8:00 – 8:15

Welcome and introduction – Tabitha Kinggard, Manager, Provider Relations, Outreach Services, AFMC

Opening/Welcome/Intro of state – Ray Hanley, President, and Chief Executive Officer, AFMC

8:15 – 8:45

State of the State – Cindy Gillespie, Secretary, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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8:45 – 9:45

COVID Update – Jennifer Dillaha, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Arkansas Department of Health

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9:45 – 10:00

Break

10:00 – 10:45

DPSQA Update / Certification Enrollment – Martina Smith, JD, BA, Director, DPSQA, Arkansas Department of Human Services and Susan Morrow, DPSQA Licensure and Certification Manager, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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10:45 – 11:30

DAABHS Update (including OBH and ARChoices) – Patricia Gann

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11:30 – 11:45

ARHOME – Nell Smith, MS, MPH, Assistant Director, Division of Medical Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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11:45 – 12:00

Break for lunch – 15 minutes to grab something to eat and join the featured speaker.

12:00 – 1:00

Featured Lunch Speaker – Andy Core

1:00 – 1:30

MMIS and Provider Enrollment Update – Karen Young, MMIS Training and Program Developer, AFMC

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1:30 – 2:30

Inspections of Care – Kerri Brazzel, LCSW, Project Director, Inspections of Care, AFMC and Taniesha Richardson-Wiley, MPH, Assistant Director, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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2:30 – 2:45

Break

 2:45-3:00

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) For Opioid Use Disorder: Then and Now – Jennifer Shuler, MNSc, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Arkansas Department of Human Services

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3:00 – 4:15

PASSE Updates

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  • (15 min) Brief Overview – Kristen KoenigsfestDownload the presentation
  • (15 min) Empower Healthcare Solutions Updates – Amy Cobb, PHD, LPC, LPC-S, Vice President, Care Coordination and Clinical Integrations, Empower Health Care SolutionsDownload the presentation
  • (15 min) Summit Community Care Updates – Jason Miller, President, Summit Community CareDownload the presentation
  • (15 min) Arkansas Total Care Updates
  • (15 min) *CareSource Update/Introduction – Jennifer Daniel-Brezee, LCSW, Director of Operations and Community Engagement, CareSourceDownload the presentation

4:15 – 4:30

Closing remarks – Tabitha Kinggard