2021 Arkansas Medicaid Educational Conference – Virtual Event

Physicians, Nurses, Office Managers, Billers and Hospitals

Tuesday, Dec. 14

8:15 A.M. – 4 P.M.

 

Behavioral Health and Waiver Providers

Wednesday, Dec. 15

8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

 

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

9:00 – 9:30

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

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

10:15 – 10:45

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

10:45 – 11:15

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

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) 

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

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

2:00 – 2:30

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

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

3:15 – 3:45

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

3:45 – 4:00

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

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

8:45 – 9:45                 

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

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

10:45 – 11:30             

DAABHS Update (including OBH and ARChoices) – Patricia Gann

11:30 – 11:45

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) updates

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

1:30 – 2:30

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

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

3:00 – 4:15                 

PASSE Updates

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

4:15 – 4:30                 

Closing remarks – Tabitha Kinggard

 

Past Events:

2020 Arkansas Medicaid Educational Conference Replay

Physicians, Nurses, Office Managers, Billers and Hospitals

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8:00 – 8:15 Welcome & Introduction
8:15 – 8:30 Opening Remarks/Introduction of State
8:30 – 9:00 State of the State
9:00 – 9:30

OMIG – ABC’s of Provider Auditing and COVID-19 Response

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9:30 – 10:00

Provider Enrollment Updates

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10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45

Medicaid Policy 101

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10:45 – 11:15

Encouraging and Maintaining Childhood Immunizations and Well Child Care During COVID -19

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11:15 – 11:45

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

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11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 1:00

Featured Speaker – Personal Productivity for Leaders

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1:00 – 1:15

eQHealth

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1:15 – 1:30

AFMC Review

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1:30 – 2:00

MMIS Updates

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2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 2:45

PCP Program Updates

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2:45 – 3:15

Transforming Health Care in Arkansas through PCMH

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3:15 – 3:30

SHARE Alerts: Assisting Healthcare Providers during COVID-19 Pandemic

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3:30 – 4:15

Medicaid Review

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Behavioral Health and Waiver Providers

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8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome & Introduction
8:45 – 9:00 am Opening Remarks/Introduction of the State
9:00 – 9:30 am

DPSQA Update

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9:30 – 10:00 am

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

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10:00 – 10:30 am

Medicaid Review

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10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 11:15 am

DPSQA Updates – Inspection Model or Certification

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11:15 – 11:45 am

Provider Enrollment – Process to Become a Medicaid Provider

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11:45 – 12:00 am Break
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Featured Speaker – Personal Productivity for Leaders

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1:00 – 1:30 pm State of the State
1:30 – 2:00 pm

Outpatient Behavioral Health (OBH) Changes

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2:00 – 2:15 pm

Mental Health and Addiction Support Helpline

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2:15 – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 3:00 pm

ARChoices Changes to Waiver

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3:00 – 3:15 pm

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

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3:15 – 3:45 pm Infection Control Discussion
3:45 – 4:15 pm

MMIS Billing Practices & Updates

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4:15 – 4:45 pm

OMIG – ABC’s of Provider Auditing and COVID-19 Response

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