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Behavioral Health Care and COVID- 19: The Next Phase
Collaborating TTC: Southeast MHTTC
September 21, 2020

About the Event: 

As COVID-19 infections reach the 6 month and 6 million infected mark in the United States, behavioral health organizations are finding themselves having to move beyond rapid infectious disease preparations and on to a "next phase" of care. This webinar explored the ongoing approaches to care and how they are evolving to best meet the needs. From telehealth to revenue cycle concerns, remote supervision to resuming in-person treatment, balancing staff resilience and second wave safety concerns, this is a transitional phase in what appears will be a lengthy pandemic experience for all of us. 


Learning Objectives: 

1) Describe where your organization is now in a COVID trajectory and planning process moving forward. 

2) Identify best practice approaches to delivering telehealth services.

3) Identify methods to continue to maintain staff resilience as the pandemic progresses. 


About the Presenter: 

RaneyDr. Lori Raney is a board-certified psychiatrist and Principal with Health Management Associates in Denver, Colorado. She is considered a leading authority on the collaborative care model and the bidirectional integration of primary care and behavioral health. Her work focuses on service evaluation, gap analysis, and design and training of multidisciplinary teams to implement evidence-based practices to improve the identification and treatment of mental illness in the primary care setting and improve the health status of patients with serious mental illness in behavioral health settings. Her current work also includes evaluating hospitals and clinics in recognizing and developing strategies to deal with the impact of behavioral health across health care systems, including the design and implementation of integrated care in primary care practices.