Free practice transformation program for behavioral health clinicians!

July 25, 2016 - 01:00pm EDT

As a behavioral health clinician you may be wondering, “What does payment reform mean for me?” or “Where do I best fit in the evolving ‘medical neighborhood’?” 

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) invites you to join us for a webinar on Thursday, August 4th from 12-1:00pm to learn more about how SNE-PTN can help behavioral health providers.  SNE-PTN is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and there is no cost to participate.  SNE-PTN’s goal is to bring together behavioral health, specialty and primary care clinicians across Massachusetts and Connecticut to work individually and collaboratively to transform care delivery, and position you for success under rapidly evolving payment models to:

  • Improve the client and clinician experience
  • Enhance operational efficiencies
  • Optimize your use of health information technology
  • Increase performance on quality metrics

The webinar also will review the value of integrating Behavioral Health Clinicians (BHCs) into primary care medical teams:

Primary Care Providers increasingly view BHCs as indispensable members of the team.  This is due to the high prevalence of conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, as well as the realization that BHCs can facilitate improved management of chronic diseases, which depends so much on health behaviors.

Join the webinar and dial into 855-212-0212 (Meeting ID: 782-713-464) to get the audio.

SNE-PTN will post a recording of the presentation on our website.

The webinar will be co-hosted by Dr. Ronald Adler, physician lead of SNE-PTN Recruitment and Engagement, and Alexa Connell, a clinical psychologist working in an integrated primary care Family Medicine clinic. In addition to her clinical work, Connell teaches first year medical students, supervises mental health trainees and consults with clinics around the state who are working to integrate behavioral health into primary care.SNE-PTN is led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School in partnership with UCONN Health.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact ptn@umassmed.edu.