The CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), in collaboration with The Lewin Group), is excited to announce two upcoming webinars in their Navigation Services webinar series.

Assessing Organizational Ability To Provide Navigation Services
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are less likely to receive coordinated care due to insufficient linkages between mental health care and other services. Navigation services coordinate care between the individual, the community, and the entire care team, leading to more holistic and person-centered care. This webinar will review the Navigation Services In Behavioral Health – Organizational Assessment Tool (NAV OAT), a resource that assists organizations in assessing their ability provide navigation services to clients with SMI and to identify gaps and concrete next steps in the form of a customized action plan.

Presenters will provide background information on navigation, discuss its importance, orient users to the NAV OAT, and speak to examples of how the NAV OAT has been used. Speakers will also explore best practices for creating opportunities to integrate navigation services and share their experiences with implementing navigation services within their organizations.

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Providing Navigation Services to Clients with Serious Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Health Conditions
Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

The second webinar in this two-part series will focus on how behavioral health organizations and providers can provide navigation services to their clients with serious mental illness (SMI) and common chronic physical health conditions. The webinar will explore components of navigation services including personalized health coaching and wellness planning as well as actions navigators can take to link these individuals and their families to essential health and community services. The webinar will feature six condition-specific navigation tip sheets that highlight considerations related to the management of SMI and other physical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, HIV/AIDS, and COPD and asthma and smoking cessation.

Presenters will highlight strategies that were implemented to successfully integrate navigation services within their organizations.

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