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Friday, December 6 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Using Value-Based Purchasing with Supported Employment Providers to Increase Outcomes in Medicaid Programs Seating Available

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Many Supported Employment funders and providers are looking for effective win-win reimbursement models to advance Employment First objectives. Value-based purchasing (VBP) offers a powerful alternative that can help states improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. This session will feature two speakers, one from Inclusa, Inc., Wisconsin's largest managed long-term care organization (MCO), and the other, a self-advocate who is a Member of Inclusa. You will hear the personal story related to gaining and sustaining competitive integrated employment, and the successes and challenges along the way. Inclusa will share how it has worked with Supported Employment providers to design and implement VBP for Supported Employment services. This session highlights how collaboration with employment service providers, MCO's and individuals with disabilities resulted in an innovative way to pay providers based on person-centered outcomes. These outcomes include increasing hours worked in competitive employment settings and shifting a focus from facility-based programming to fully integrated opportunities. As more states move Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs to managed care, the possibilities for MCO's to use VBP with Supported Employment providers increases. Given the reality that fee-for-service does not typically incentivize Supported Employment providers to maximize an individual's hours worked and use best practices for job match and job coaching that make incremental fading of paid supports possible, both MCO's and Supported Employment providers will be looking for better reimbursement models in order to advance Employment First goals. As a result, interest in the application of VBP of Supported Employment services is growing nationally. Given that fee-for-service inherently rewards service rather than outcomes, VBP applied to Supported Employment offers a powerful alternative that, if designed correctly, can help states improve integrated competitive employment participation among HCBS participants. Come to this session if you'd like to hear how a MCO, Inclusa, worked with its Supported Employment providers and Members to design and implement a model for value-based reimbursement for Supported Employment that data demonstrates has increased employment outcomes for individuals in a cost-effective way, and supported successful provider transformation.

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Erin Smith

Executive Director-Community Resources and Provider Relations, Inclusa, Inc.
My name is Erin Smith, and I will be a first time TASH attendee this December. I work for a Managed Care Organization in Wisconsin, called Inclusa, Inc., where I support our Provider Network Department. Inclusa supports 15,000 individuals in Wisconsin with long-term care needs,and... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 4:25pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room: Coyote 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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