Six Steps To Improving CCBHC Outcomes: A Berks Counseling Center Case Study

Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of The Providers’ Resource Center for Behavioral Health and Human Services

With the shift to whole-person care, data has taken on an extremely important role for many organizations. Provider organizations, like Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs), need data to show performance improvements on quality outcome measures for their sustainability. Berks Counseling Center in Pennsylvania is just one of these organizations that has found a proven six-step process for improving performance in just one year.

Join Mary Givens, CCBHC Program Manager for Qualifacts and John E. Heim, Technology Specialist, EHR Systems for Berks Counseling Center to hear the center’s six-step process for improving performance on behavioral health outcomes for CCBHCs. Berks Counseling Center has been a CCBHC since the original Medicaid Demonstration model in 2017. During this exciting event on May 24 at 1:00pm EST, attendees will learn how Berks Counseling Center was successful in improving their performance and building a cycle of continuous quality improvement. Our presenters will also share some of the greatest challenges and successes experienced throughout the CCBHC journey, along with important lessons learned.

Attendees will learn:

  1. The six steps to improving your CCBHC’s performance on quality outcome measures
  2. Insight into the greatest challenges of high performance on the behavioral health measures for CCBHCs
  3. Challenges, successes, and lessons learned from a mature CCBHC

All registrants will receive a link to download the presentation slide deck at the conclusion of the live event!

Merger & Acquisition Volume In The Health Services Sector Up 56% In 2021 Over 2020

The number of mergers and acquisitions in the health services sector for the 12 months ended November 15, 2021 was 56% higher than the previous year. Aggregate deal volume rose from 1,138 deals in 2020 to 1,773 for the 12 months ended May 15, 2021. Aggregate deal value in the health services sector rose 227%, from $62 billion in 2020 to $203 billion for the 12 months ended May 15, 2021. The share of “mega deals” valued at $5 billion or more rose from $11 billion in 2020 to $107 billion in 2021. In 2020, mega deals represented 18% of the total $62 billion deal volume. In 2021, mega deals represented 53% of the total $203 billion deal volume.

During 2021, the five subsectors with the highest deal volume were long-term care, physician medical groups, home health and hospice, behavioral health, and laboratory/imaging and dialysis. Additional details were as follows:

  1. Long-term care: There were 445 deals in the sector valued at $18.6 billion, representing 25% of total deal volume, and 9% of aggregate value.
  2. Physician medical groups: There were 407 deals in the sector valued at $5.5 billion, representing 23% of total deal volume, and 3% of aggregate value.
  3. Home health and hospice: There were 137 deals in the sector valued at $12.7 billion, representing 8% of total deal volume, and 6% of aggregate value.
  4. Behavioral health: There were 114 deals in the sector valued at $5.7 billion, representing 6% of total deal volume, and 3% of aggregate value.
  5. Laboratory/imaging and dialysis: There were 102 deals in the sector valued at $27.1 billion, representing 6% of total deal volume, and 13% of aggregate value.

Between 2020 and 2021, the deal volume doubled in three subsectors: rehabilitation, physician medical groups, and managed care.

  1. Rehabilitation: The 81 deals in 2021 represented a 145% increase over the number of deals in this sector in 2020. The $3.4 billion deal value in 2021 was 408% above the value in 2020.
  2. Physician medical groups: The 407 deals in 2021 represented a 119% increase over the number of deals in this sector in 2020. The $5.5 billion deal value in 2021 was 55% above the value in 2020.
  3. Managed care: The 47 deals in 2021 represented a 114% increase over the number of deals in this sector in 2020. The $7.2 deal value in 2021 was 2% above the value in 2020.

For the behavioral health sector, the 114 deals in 2021 were 56% above the 2020 volume. The 2021 $5.7 billion deal value was 103% above the 2020 deal value.

These statistics were reported in “Health Services: Deals 2022 Outlook” by researchers at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. The analysis is based on merger and acquisition data tracked by LevinPro HC and LevinPro LTC, and through S&P Capital IQ.

The full text of “Health Services: Deals 2022 Outlook” was published in December 2021 by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. A free copy is available online at https://www.pwc.com/us/en/industries/health-industries/library/health-services-deals-insights.html (accessed January 4, 2022).

For more information, contact: Ryan Cangialosi, Senior Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, 2121 North Pearl Street, Suite 2000, Dallas, Texas 75201; 347-443-2157; Email: ryan.a.cangialosi@pwc.com; Website: https://www.pwc.com/

Finding An Electronic Health Record System For Your Future: The OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In EHR Selection, Contracting & Optimization

Executive Seminar Sponsored By Qualifacts + Credible

Over the past twenty years the adoption of electronic health record systems (EHRs) has changed how health services are managed and delivered. But as the health care system has continued to evolve with more value-based reimbursement, the push towards integrated care coordination, and the rise in consumerism, the technology infrastructure needed by provider organizations has changed—including EHRs. For most executives, the EHR is a major investment and choosing the right system (or keeping the wrong system) can make or break any organization.

This seminar is for any executive who is considering a new EHR system—whether it is your organization’s first EHR, or the upgrade of a system that isn’t delivering the functionality needed for sustainability. This essential seminar will guide you through a step-by-step process for selecting an EHR that fits all your organization’s needs. The seminar will cover:

  • A best practice model for assessing the tech functionality your organization needs for future success.
  • Steps for vetting vendors and their products and services.
  • Budgeting for EHR software and implementation.
  • Ensuring best value and performance in contract negotiating.

The 2021 OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute

Stop by our booths (212, 214, 215, 216, and 217) on October 25-28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute! Our team would love the chance to speak with you as you try your luck at one of our claw machines. We look forward to seeing you there!

Providers Growingly Concerned About EHR Functionalities & The Technologies Needs For Future Service Delivery & Reimbursement: Top EHR Trends From The 2021 OPEN MINDS National Behavioral Health EHR Survey

Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of The Providers’ Resource Center for Behavioral Health and Human Services
October 19, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

We’re bombarded with stories about electronic health records (EHR) evolving to become more flexible and use more services like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence, but what do your peers report firsthand? We recently concluded the sixth annual OPEN MINDS National Behavioral Health EHR Survey and found that 53% of provider organizations report their EHR does not have all the functionalities they need. Only 19% report their clinical, scheduling, billing, and reporting and analytics functionalities as meeting their needs. These Core 4 functionalities are crucial to service delivery and organizational sustainability.

Join OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, Joe Naughton-Travers, for a free webinar on October 19 at 1:00pm ET to hear the results of the 2021 OPEN MINDS National Behavioral Health EHR Survey and what your organization can do to plan for the next advances in health care technology and service delivery. Mr. Travers will also discuss the growing concern among providers and what functionalities to be looking at for future service delivery and timely reimbursements.

Register for this free event and you will…

  • Hear what executives of provider organizations across the country think about the performance and capabilities of their current EHR system
  • Understand what EHR functionalities will be critical for service delivery, reimbursement, and organizational performance going forward
  • Learn how current EHR functionalities are stacking up against the needs of provider organizations (which functionalities are meeting the needs… and which are falling short)
  • Examine the full results from 2021 OPEN MINDS National Behavioral Health EHR Survey with OPEN MINDS’ Senior Associate & Technology Practice Lead, Joeseph P. Naughton-Travers

All registrants will receive a link to download the presentation slide deck — containing the full survey results — at the conclusion of the live event! Register today at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5288997690746560524 

Maximize Your Organizational Effectiveness With Analytics & Reporting: Unique Case Studies As Told By Monarch & Options Counseling & Family Services

Improving value, competitive advantage, and sustainability are top of mind for executives of most behavioral health and human services provider organizations. None of these improvements are possible without consistent, high-quality reporting and analytics. Implementing analytics and reporting is much easier than you may believe.

Join Scott Budzien, Data Scientist at Monarch; Adam Falk, Chief Information Officer at Options Counseling and Family Services; and Christy Winter, Senior Product Manager, Analytics, at Qualifacts + Credible on September 28 at 1:00pm ET, for a deep dive into the world of reporting and analytics, and how they can benefit your organization. Our panelists will discuss the difference between reporting and analytics and the value each provides to your organization. They will also discuss several key strategies for successfully implementing reporting and analytics in your culture. You will also hear Monarch and Options Counseling and Family Services share their journeys into the world of reporting and analytics and see how they implemented processes and tools to become more data driven.

During this 90-minute executive web briefing, you will:

  • Hear Monarch and Options Counseling and Family Services share how they have leveraged analytics to improve treatment procedures and outcomes
  • Discover concrete strategies to better incorporate reporting and analytics into your organization
  • Understand the unique value analytics and reporting provide your organization

Registration for this webinar is free of charge, courtesy of Qualifacts + Credible: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5198975176222390796