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EPLC Online Discussion Series | Payment Decision Support Tool for Coordinated Specialty Care

2:00pm - June 24, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England MHTTC
Registration Deadline: June 24, 2020
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6/24 Session - Sustained implementation of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) calls for innovative payment models that reflect local preferences and circumstances. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, our research team are working to develop a tool to support decision-making by payers and providers of CSC to design a bundled payment. During the EPLC discussion, we will conduct a demonstration of the interactive tool and seek feedback from the audience on its utility and ways to improve the tool.


Sponsored by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, this series features online meetings focused on bringing together leaders, clinicians, administrators, and constituents who are interested in working together to increase feasibility and scalability of specialized early psychosis and clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR-P) treatment across the New England region and other areas in the U.S. Guest presenters will share their experience with finding ways to pay for high quality prevention services for youth and families affected by early psychosis and/or signs of clinical high risk. This will include discussions about negotiating bundled payment structures with third-party payers, providing telemedicine, and finding creative solutions to maximize existing resources in order to provide stepped care that matches evidence-based services to individual needs and preferences.

The format of each discussion in this series includes a 30-minute presentation by an invited expert followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion by participants. Sessions will have a limit of 50 participants in order to maximize opportunities for meaningful discussion. Participants will be encouraged to network and develop workgroups to advance initiatives that are discussed. The lineup of guest speakers for this series includes:


2/26/2020 - 2-3PM EST | Financing First Episode Psychosis Programs: Developing Medicaid and Commercial Insurance Support in Maine - Douglas R. Robbins, M.D., psychiatrist for Maine Behavioral Healthcare

3/11/2020 - 2-3PM EST | Telehealth 101 & A Provider’s Perspective on TeleMental Health - Reid Plimpton , MPH, Project Manager for Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, Medical Care Development & Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, NETRC Principle Investigator Medical Director, Telemedicine, University of Vermont Medical Center 

4/29/2020 - 2-3PM EST | Payment Strategies for Coordinated Specialty CareMelissa Rowan, MSW, MBA, Executive Vice President for Policy Implementation, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

5/6/2020 - 2-3PM EST | Designing Outcome Measures that Speak to PayorsIan Lang, MBA, Executive Director of the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, Former Executive Director Continuum Behavioral Health in Rhode Island

6/24/2020 - 2-3PM EST | Yuhua Bao, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Departments of Healthcare Policy and Research and of Psychiatry & Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian