PCMH Learning Network Southeastern PA 2.20.24

February 20, 2024

We learned during the 2023 learning sessions that PCMH practices were seeking more education on how to more effectively utilize and integrate Community Health Workers (CHW) into their practices. This learning session will teach PCMH healthcare team members how engage, train, supervise and retain CHWs.

Agenda:

8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. – Welcome – Suzanne Cohen, Senior Director of Population Health, The Health Federation of Philadelphia

8:35 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. – The PA CHW Collaborative’s Strategies in 2024 to Support and Sustain the CHW Workforce Kristin Lazzara, MBA, MHA, Vice Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Community Health Worker Collaborative; Leanna Bird, Co-Chair of the PA CHW Collaborative Sustainability Committee; and CHW Representatives Ashlee Harris, Amanda Gehman, Risa Waldoks

8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – PA DHS’ Funding and Program Changes for CHWs – Angela Gumby, Director of Quality and Special Needs Coordination, Bureau of Managed Care Operations,  PA Department of Human Services

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – 2024 Medicare Billing Policies for Community Health Integration Services involving CHWs – Carl Rush, MRP, Principal Consultant, Community Resources, LLC

9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. – Panel of Accredited CHW training Programs in Southeastern PA Facilitated by Laura Line

Christine Polit, MPH, Executive Director, Southeast PA Area Health Education Center

Emelia Pine, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, ACO Complex Care at Jefferson-Einstein

Jennifer Lydic, LCSW, MPA, Director of Social Services and Community Engagement, PHMC

Shirley Moy, MSW, Executive Director, Temple University Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships

9:35 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – CHW Panel – Facilitated by Suzanne Cohen

Shikena Johnson, Certified Community Health Worker, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Tower Health

Emelia Pine, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, ACO Complex Care at Jefferson-Einstein

Xavier Valdes, Lead Community Health Worker and Care Management Administrator, Esperanza Health Center

Amber Moore-Gary, Community Health Worker Supervisor, Specialized Health Services, PHMC

10:10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – Report Out on Action Steps by PCMHs

  1. Name one thing you plan to implement, based on what you heard today.
  2. All answer in chat at the same time at the facilitator’s signal.

10:20 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. – PA Navigate Update – Bill Marella, MS, MBA, Vice President, Value-Based Care and Analytics, HealthShare Exchange

10:25 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Wrap Up & Evaluation

 

Target Audience

Nurse

Physician

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

● Describe the role of CHWs and how the PA CHW Collaborative is supporting the CHW workforce
● Describe how to finance CHWs’ roles and services under new Medicare and Medicaid policies
● Describe how CHWs can become certified CHWs and the available training programs in your region
● Identify next steps for your PCMH team based on your team’s context and the lessons learned of other PCMHs in your region

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/20/2024
Course expires: 
05/31/2024
Event starts: 
02/20/2024 - 8:30am EST
Event ends: 
02/20/2024 - 10:30am EST

We learned during the 2023 learning sessions that PCMH practices were seeking more education on how to more effectively utilize and integrate Community Health Workers (CHW) into their practices. This learning session will teach PCMH healthcare team members how engage, train, supervise and retain CHWs.

Agenda:

8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. – Welcome – Suzanne Cohen, Senior Director of Population Health, The Health Federation of Philadelphia

8:35 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. – The PA CHW Collaborative’s Strategies in 2024 to Support and Sustain the CHW Workforce Kristin Lazzara, MBA, MHA, Vice Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Community Health Worker Collaborative; Leanna Bird, Co-Chair of the PA CHW Collaborative Sustainability Committee; and CHW Representatives Ashlee Harris, Amanda Gehman, Risa Waldoks

8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – PA DHS’ Funding and Program Changes for CHWs – Angela Gumby, Director of Quality and Special Needs Coordination, Bureau of Managed Care Operations,  PA Department of Human Services

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – 2024 Medicare Billing Policies for Community Health Integration Services involving CHWs – Carl Rush, MRP, Principal Consultant, Community Resources, LLC

9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. – Panel of Accredited CHW training Programs in Southeastern PA Facilitated by Laura Line

Christine Polit, MPH, Executive Director, Southeast PA Area Health Education Center

Emelia Pine, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, ACO Complex Care at Jefferson-Einstein

Jennifer Lydic, LCSW, MPA, Director of Social Services and Community Engagement, PHMC

Shirley Moy, MSW, Executive Director, Temple University Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships

9:35 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – CHW Panel – Facilitated by Suzanne Cohen

Shikena Johnson, Certified Community Health Worker, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Tower Health

Emelia Pine, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, ACO Complex Care at Jefferson-Einstein

Xavier Valdes, Lead Community Health Worker and Care Management Administrator, Esperanza Health Center

Amber Moore-Gary, Community Health Worker Supervisor, Specialized Health Services, PHMC

10:10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – Report Out on Action Steps by PCMHs

  1. Name one thing you plan to implement, based on what you heard today.
  2. All answer in chat at the same time at the facilitator’s signal.

10:20 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. – PA Navigate Update – Bill Marella, MS, MBA, Vice President, Value-Based Care and Analytics, HealthShare Exchange

10:25 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Wrap Up & Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Suzanne Cohen, Senior Director of Population Health, The Health Federation of Philadelphia

Kristin Lazzara, MBA, MHA, Vice Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Community Health Worker Collaborative

Leanna Bird, Co-Chair of the PA CHW Collaborative Sustainability Committee

CHW Representatives Ashlee Harris, Amanda Gehman, Risa Waldoks

Angela Gumby, Director of Quality and Special Needs Coordination, Bureau of Managed Care Operations,  PA Department of Human Services

Carl Rush, MRP, Principal Consultant, Community Resources, LLC

Laura Line

Christine Polit, MPH, Executive Director, Southeast PA Area Health Education Center

Emelia Pine, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, ACO Complex Care at Jefferson-Einstein

Jennifer Lydic, LCSW, MPA, Director of Social Services and Community Engagement, PHMC

Shirley Moy, MSW, Executive Director, Temple University Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships

Shikena Johnson, Certified Community Health Worker, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Tower Health

Emelia Pine, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, ACO Complex Care at Jefferson-Einstein

Xavier Valdes, Lead Community Health Worker and Care Management Administrator, Esperanza Health Center

Amber Moore-Gary, Community Health Worker Supervisor, Specialized Health Services, PHMC

bill Marella, MS, MBA, Vice President, Value-Based Care and Analytics, HealthShare Exchange

 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 continuing education credits.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

Social Work (ASWB)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Social Work Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
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