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Treating for Outcomes or Better Care: Understanding The Excellence in Mental Health Act

Tuesday May 3, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

The Excellence in Mental Health Act (EMHA) is comprehensive legislation written specifically for the behavioral healthcare industry. The spirit of the act provides a renewed focus on the quality of delivery and person-centered care.

Professionals must understand that the quality objectives are not a directive on how to provide care, but rather benchmarks designed to support a facility's ability to provide every client a standard of care regardless of his or her circumstance.

This webinar will explore the opportunities within the Excellence in Mental Health Act and provide a practical framework to realize them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize an overview of the Excellence in Mental Health Act and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
  • Identify the organizational and technological infrastructure required to leverage opportunities in Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
  • Examine opportunities within the Excellence in Mental Health Act and how to leverage them

 

Suki Norris
Senior Knowledge Engineer
The Echo Group

Suki is celebrating 20 years with the Echo Group and has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare including healthcare law, managed care and behavioral health. Suki has extensive experience with Medicaid waivers, meaningful use, and the Excellence in Mental Health Act. She has worked extensively in data analysis, including analysis of big data in support of clients and ongoing research. Her knowledge of behavioral health law has been sought by customers across the country as they address specific needs such as electronic health record (HIE) implementation and the challenges of HIE.

Suki received her Bachelor's Degree in economics from Mills College and her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University.