Transitions of Care
The goal of the Transitions of Care project is to strengthen the addiction treatment eco-systems in California counties and to decrease gaps in coordination of patient transitions moving between higher and lower levels of care.
Additionally, the HMA team will support the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Federal Receiver with strategic planning and piloting of plans to treat and transition incarcerated patients in and out of prison with continuity of care.
HMA Learning Management System Is Here
HMA has launched a learning management system (LMS) rich with learning content spanning administrative, clinical, and behavioral health competencies for substance use disorder treatment and medications for addiction treatment (MAT). This site is available to the public and dynamic in its content. The LMS will continue to undergo further updates and enhancements over the next several months. If you are a clinician, behavioral health provider, or administrator wanting to increase opioid use disorder treatment capacity, the LMS has resources for you. Please click here to explore this resource.
Transitions Technical Assistance Form
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ASAM: Assessment and Level of Care Determination
June 18, 2019 - In this kickoff webinar, Dr. Corey Waller will provide foundational background on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s criteria for patient assessment and level of care determination.
If You Build It They Won’t Necessarily Come: Engaging Individuals in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
June 27, 2019 - In this webinar HMA Principal Bren Manaugh will profile challenges to individuals’ engagement in care and share information to improve providers’ capabilities to engage and retain individuals seeking help for their substance use.
July 9, 2019 - This webinar will focus on the appropriate screening for substance use disorders. Topics discussed will include screening in different settings, evidence based tools useful for screening, as well as a discussion of how screening fits into the spectrum of screening, assessment, and appropriate level of care placement.
ASAM Levels of Care
August 16, 2019 - This webinar provides an overview of the ASAM Levels of Care and the six dimensions involved in the determination. Challenges with proper implementation and potential solutions will be addressed as well as a discussion of how level of care determination fits into the spectrum of screening, assessment, and appropriate level of care placement.
Practical Application of Part 2 Regulations: Strategies to Share Information and Comply with the Law
August 29, 2019 - This webinar will cover practical approaches that providers can use to share information while also remaining consistent with obligations under §42 CFR part 2. This webinar will briefly review why §42 CFR part 2 came about, how it is different from HIPAA, and why it remains important today. Then the webinar will turn to concrete tactics that practices can use to help their patients receive more integrated, comprehensive care while remaining faithful to the spirit and letter of the regulation.
MAT: Are you ready? Operational Considerations
September 20, 2019 - During this webinar, HMA clinicians will address some of the key considerations for practices looking to offer MAT and show how the use of a readiness assessment tool can help providers identify and work through a variety of potential problem areas and lead to a successful MAT program for your patients.
Overcoming Stigma in Treating Opioid Use Disorder
September 25, 2019 - During this webinar, speakers will demonstrate the crucial role that empathy can play in client engagement and treatment retention, and also provide case studies that illustrate specific ways to reduce stigma and provide more effective addiction treatment.
Timing is Everything: Coordinating Therapy and Support Services with the Delivery of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
October 14, 2019 - During this webinar, HMA experts will provide a roadmap for how to coordinate MAT with the delivery of therapy and support services to most effectively partner with patients to meet their recovery goals.
Substance Use Disorder Case Management and Care Coordination
October 21, 2019 - This webinar will provide a basic overview of using a systems-based approach to help clients access resources they need to recover from a substance abuse problem. Case managers are a vital element in the health care system to address the medical and psychosocial needs of a substance disorder, to assist individuals in their recovery journey.
Activating Local Communities to Successfully Address Opioid Use Disorder and Recovery
November 4, 2019 - This webinar will provide a framework on how to engage and empower communities to prevent and respond to opioid sentinel events. This webinar will discuss the importance of using individuals with lived experience to engage patients and community; how to conduct a community gap analysis specific to critical wraparound services using community-based participatory approach, and how to build local capacity to help prevent and respond to opioid overdoses in high burdened communities.
Screening, Assessment, and Level of Care Determination
December 5, 2019 - The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has established specific criteria for patient assessments and level of care determinations pertaining to substance use disorder (SUD) - providing the underpinnings for effective treatment and recovery from addiction. During this webinar, HMA Principal Corey Waller, MD, will provide attendees with a complete foundational background of the ASAM criteria and how it can be integrated into protocols for SUD screening, assessment, and level of care determination.
Ensuring Appropriate Screening of Individuals for Substance Use Disorder and Treatment Placement
December 9, 2019 - Appropriate screening of individuals for substance use disorder (SUD) is a critical first step in treatment and recovery. A successful screening process is designed not only to identify the presence of SUD, but to assess the patient's condition and determine the appropriate level of care required. During this webinar, HMA Senior Consultant Scott Haga, MPAS, PA-C, will provide a framework for the successful implementation of evidence-based SUD screening protocols and tools, including an understanding of how appropriate SUD screenings can inform treatment decisions and improve outcomes.
Assessment of Substance Use Disorders
February 13, 2020 - This webinar will focus on the appropriate assessment of substance use disorders. Topics discussed will include evidence-based tools useful for assessment, DSM-V criteria for diagnosis of a substance use disorder, as well as a discussion of how assessment fits into the spectrum of screening, assessment, and appropriate level of care placement. Billing and reimbursement for assessment will also be discussed.
Getting Started on Drug Medi-Cal ODS Certification and Best Documentation Practices to Maximize Reimbursement
February 24, 2020 - The target audience for this webinar is providers that are interested in learning the requirements and steps necessary to become licensed to bill under Drug Medi-Cal ODS. The webinar provides information, tips and tools for providers about effectively documenting billable services to maximize their reimbursement.
Imperial County Process Improvement Event Report
April 8-9, 2019
Ventura County Process Improvement Event Report
May 21-22, 2019
Kern County Process Improvement Event Report
June 3-4, 2019
Humboldt County Process Improvement Event Report
June 19-20, 2019
Fresno County Process Improvement Event Report
June 20-21, 2019
Lake County Process Improvement Event Report
August 7-8, 2019
Riverside County Process Improvement Event Report
September 11-12, 2019
Shasta County Process Improvement Event Report
October 29-30, 2019
Mendocino County Process Improvement Event Report
November 13-14, 2019