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NIATx Accelerating Reform Collaborative (ARC)

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If interested in participating in future Reform Collaboratives, please email or call 608-890-1444

Will your behavioral health organization be ready to serve patients in the new environment created by health reform?

ARC is a coaching/web-based learning program to help behavioral health providers prepare for health reform.

ARC will help you:

  • Assess your organization's readiness for health reform
  • Fast track your thinking to plan for the future
  • Find out what peers and experts are thinking and doing regarding health reform
  • Receive valuable feedback from peers and experts on ideas you are considering
  • Create a short/medium range action plan to help your organization adapt to a new way of doing business

What is the Program Format and Cost?

The program includes:

  • Your own NIATx expert coach
  • A health reform readiness assessment
  • (8) webinars and collaborative sessions with health reform experts and peers
  • (3) personal consult phone calls with your NIATx coach
  • Access to materials and relevant policies related to health reform
  • A health reform action plan for your organization to guide future work

The cost is $1,500 per organization.

What is the Timeline and Topics?

The program runs from November 8, 2010 through January 10, 2011 with breaks over the holidays.

Topics will include:

  • The health reform implementation time-line and what the provisions mean for you
  • Readiness Assessment: Participants will conduct an assessment of their organization
  • Business Systems and Management: Electronic Medical Records to Third Party Billing
  • Integration-Connecting with Primary Care and the Broader Health Care System: Hear about integration models where behavioral health and primary care are working together to provide "whole" treatment for patients
  • Advocacy-Implementing Health Reform at the State Level: A discussion of your organization's role in the larger policy and advocacy conversation, as it relates to parity; eligibility and enrollment; benefits; payment levels; etc.