The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Kansas City Regional Office invites you to our Monthly Partner Briefing webinar. January’s webinar will feature guest speaker Kimberly Nelson, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Regional Administrator servicing Region 7. She will provide valuable information and local resources related to Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health.
The information provided is beneficial to partners who interact with Medicare beneficiaries, consumers enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the uninsured population. Topics to be covered are:
- SAMHSA as a HHS agency
- Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Basics
- Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity
- State Systems
- Accessing services in your community
- State grants
- Behavioral health safety net
- Opiate crisis
- Certified Mental Health First Aid Training
In addition to Ms. Nelson’s presentation, CMS will provide appropriate updates on CMS programs.
Who should attend: SHIP/Medicare counselors, Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, Champions for Coverage, Providers, and Advocacy Organizations
When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:00PM CT
You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite after completing your registration, which will include the login information for the webinar.
If you are aware of any organizations that may benefit from attending this webinar, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.
We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions or have difficulty registering, please contact Elissa Balch at Elissa.Balch@cms.hhs.gov.