At Bamboo Health, webinars are one of the most engaging ways we connect, educate, and spread the word about new advancements in the industry. Through the outreach of our webinars, attendees can come together to listen to today’s most important and pressing topics surrounding behavioral and physical health.

In addition to our monthly Knowledge for Good webinars, Bamboo Health team members have also shared their expertise in webinars hosted by a variety of media outlets.

Let’s look back at some of the key takeaways and best talking points from some past webinars led by the Bamboo Health team.

ACO Reach Model Requirements

During the May Knowledge for Good Webinar, Government Affairs Manager Molly Kane discussed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model, launching on January 1, 2023.

This new program will replace the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) Model and aims to improve care coordination and patient outcomes for Medicare members.

Molly discussed how organizations can ensure success and leverage interoperability during this transition by:

  • Maximizing revenue
    • Beneficiary engagement tactics that support retention
    • Processes to support maximizing quality scores
  • Maximizing shared savings
    • Care management resources and processes to minimize avoidable utilization
    • Beneficiary engagement tactics that support proactive preventative care

To watch the full webinar, click here.

Harnessing the Power of Interoperability to Cultivate Whole Person Care Collaboration across Providers, Patients, and Payers

Jay Desai, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, hosted a webinar led by Healthleaders that outlined the importance of foundational interoperability in the healthcare industry and how organizations should focus on behavioral and physical health to create true whole person care.

Many healthcare information technologies are collecting a multitude of data to store across technology platforms to create greater interoperability across the care continuum.

During the discussion, Jay shared that Bamboo Health has seen seven billion queries on prescription drug monitoring for tens of millions of patients. With this valuable data, care teams can see a clear picture of their patients’ health and provide better, more-informed care for years to come.

To watch the full webinar, click here.

Controlled Substance Dispensation Trends Pre- and Post-PMP Gateway Implementation

Bamboo Health Data Scientist Joe Carhart, Ph.D. teamed up with special guest Kara Slusser, director of INSPECT for the State of Indiana, for our June Knowledge for Good webinar.

The state of Indiana implemented PMP Gateway to prevent prescription drug misuse and improve overall patient outcomes. Joe and Kara shared a summary of dispensation data showing improvements in several outcomes after PMP Gateway implementation, including:

  • 18% average decrease in daily opioid dispensations
  • 241% faster decrease in sedative dispensations
  • 52% slowed increase in stimulant dispensations
  • 113% average increase in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) dispensations

To watch the full webinar, click here.

988 is Live! What’s Next for Behavioral Health Crisis Response with Gina Gibson & Vatsala Kapur

In our July Knowledge for Good webinar, Senior Director of Government Affairs Vatsala Kapur and Senior Director of Crisis Solutions Gina Gibson discussed 988 legislations, crisis call center preparedness, and technology solutions to support crisis response.

During the discussion, we learned the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline saw a 45% increase in calls during the first week of the new live number – about 30,000 more calls than the previous week.

With a heightened demand for crisis response services, many states are leaning on technology solutions to help with the influx of calls. States can save valuable time coordinating care for an individual in crisis and increase interoperability with the OpenBeds and Crisis Management System solutions. With the help of these solutions, crisis call centers can close the gaps between assessment, dispatch, and treatment for those in need of care.

To watch the full webinar, click here.

What’s Next for E-Notifications?

During this webinar, Government Affairs Manager Molly Kane summarized the e-Notifications Hospital Condition of Participation (CoP) rule and how hospitals and health systems can achieve compliance by preparing for upcoming audits and surveys.

Molly focused on how e-notifications are a starting point for increased interoperability in the healthcare industry. Some key takeaways indicating possible trends in the future e-notifications include:

  • Real-time care coordination data will become the norm as we focus on interoperability
  • Broader array of types of providers and entities will start to receive e-notifications to provide effective, whole person care
  • More states and entities will push for additional data sharing around patient notifications

To watch the full webinar, click here.

To learn more about how we are making behavioral health care more accessible and coordinated, contact us today at bamboohealth.com/contact/.