Onward Towards Value Based Payments in Human Services

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Fady Sahhar of XtraGlobex to Speak on Multiple Panels
at the 2019 RCPA Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(Philadelphia, PA, September 21, 2019) XtraGlobex, Inc. President and Founder Fady Sahhar will share insights about the challenges and rewards of Value-Based Payments in the delivery of Managed Long Term Services and Supports in two informational sessions and a panel discussion at the 2019 Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association Conference, “IMPACT,” September 24-27, 2019 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

“I’m delighted to be back to meet with colleagues old and new at this conference,” Fady says, “and continue our efforts to help providers smooth the way for the difficult changes ahead. We’re committed to helping them prepare for the future, from understanding the big picture to the nuts and bolts at every stage of the shift to value. It’s an excellent opportunity for organizations to learn how to be ready for whatever their next stage is.”

RCPA’s annual conference is a highlight for the Pennsylvania mental health, drug and alcohol, intellectual and developmental disabilities, children’s, brain injury, medical/vocational rehabilitation, and physical disabilities and aging provider communities.

 “Value-based payments are already driving decisions in Managed Long Term Services and Supports and are an integral part of their successful implementation,”Fady adds. “We want to make sure organizations have a clear understanding, strategies and tools to optimize VBPs’ consumer health and wellbeing, quality, and financial rewards, especially with the increasing use in Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) and Behavioral Health. In working with Community-Based Organizations since last year’s conference, we’ve gained even more insight into effective transition strategies and best practices moving forward. We have a lot to share!”

Fady will present two informational sessions at the conference. “Tips & Secrets for MCO Contracting: A Voices for Independence Case Study to Demonstrate Success” will detail a Nursing Home Transition process that anticipated changes under managed care and developed detailed measures for demonstrating its effectiveness in supporting consumers transitioning from nursing facilities into the community.

In his second session, “Value-Based Payments Are in Your Organization’s Future – One Year Update,” Fady will review how VBP trends have affected  the operations of human service agencies in Pennsylvania and other states during the past year and share strategies to be responsive and to maintain a competitive advantage.

In a concluding plenary session at the conference, Sahhar joins the leadership of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on “A Panel Discussion of The DHS Perspective on Pennsylvania’s Journey Towards Value-Based Payments.” He will moderate a broad-ranging interactive session geared to give providers a clearer understanding of how VBPs may apply to their organizations today and in the near future, with answers to their specific questions.

XtraGlobex’s web site, THEVBPblog.com, is a new resource for health and human service organizations preparing for and contracting in value-based reimbursement models. The VBP Blog Series provides a wealth of research on various models, analysis of the market response, and an Advocate’s Perspective. The site also addresses MLTSS for Aging, Physical Disabilities, and I/DD, Behavioral Health, and Integration with Physical Health models.

Fady Sahhar and the XtraGlobex team will be available at Booth #23 in the Exhibition Hall for more conversations and complimentary neck massages and will be posting detailed follow-ups at its social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, after the conference’s conclusion.

XtraGlobex provides strategy, analytics and communications services to organizations specializing in healthcare, community-based and professional organizations serving the Medicare and Medicaid populations and Long Term Services and Supports. Fady Sahhar has presented at national conferences hosted by The National Council for Behavioral Health, OPEN MINDS, RCPA and many others. Learn how XtraGlobex works with clients to create exceptional and sustainable competitive advantage, turning existing challenges into positive solutions and future hurdles into launchpads for growth at www.XtraGlobex.com.

Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) is among the largest and most diverse state health and human services trade associations in the nation. RCPA advocates for those in need, works to advance effective state and federal public policies, serves as a forum for the exchange of information and experience, and provides professional support to members.

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