Asthma Financing Webinar Series 

In-home asthma care has proven to reduce symptom days and health care costs, yet these services are rarely covered by insurance providers or Medicaid. How can we work together to reduce the financial and health burden of asthma care?  Register for a new webinar series that will teach you how to make greater progress towards sustainable financing for in-home asthma care, and serve as a catalyst for collaboration between key regional and state agencies. Click on the table below to view info on our upcoming webinar meeting.

What: A five-part bi-monthly webinar series hosted by national and regional asthma care experts.
When: Next webinar on Dec. 18, 2019 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. (CST) "In-Home Asthma Programs Achieving Sustainable Funding from Healthcare: Lessons Learned from the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative"
Cost: Free
 

 

December webinar

December 18, 2019 | "In-Home Asthma Programs Achieving Sustainable Funding from Healthcare: Lessons Learned from the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative" | Michael McKnight, Vice President of Policy and Innovation, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Wednesday, December 18, 2019  | 10:30 to 11:30 am (CST)
Cost: Free | REGISTER

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) delivers in-home healthy homes services for asthma and other health-related environmental conditions as well as provides technical assistance and capacity building services to other programs around the country, with a particular focus on advancing contractual relationships between Medicaid health plans and state Medicaid offices and the providers of in-home asthma services.

In this webinar, GHHI staff will present on lessons learned to achieve reimbursement, including a look at what initial engagement between a provider of in-home asthma services and a health plan entails, how to advance the engagement to get to a contract, what we have seen in terms of hindrances, what is and what is not a priority for health plans and state Medicaid programs, and the capacity that in-home asthma programs need to have to put themselves in the best position to achieve reimbursement. GHHI staff will also cover examples of contract and reimbursement models, and novel approaches some hospitals and states have taken to provide more resources for in-home asthma interventions. 

Michael McKnight is Green & Healthy Homes Initiative’s Vice President of Policy and Innovation and heads advocacy, policy analysis, and work on innovative financing and partnerships. He leads projects around the country that include healthcare plans, healthcare providers, and healthy homes providers, utilizing the impact that housing services has on health outcomes as a new funding source for home-based services. He has focused on payment models for healthy homes interventions from Medicaid and hospital-related resources, and the return on investment of healthy homes services such as asthma trigger remediation, fall prevention, and lead poisoning prevention.

Contact: Tonya Bronleewe, Program Manager,  (316) 978-6638, tonya.bronleewe@wichita.edu