RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Upcoming Webinars and Feedback Requested
July 9, 2013

Health Care Innovation Awards Webinar
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center will host its next webinar in the Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two series on developing payment models July 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.. CMS staff will present and answer questions on topics such as an overview of payment models and design requirements. This webinar is targeted to leaders of organizations interested in applying for or partnering with others who have innovative service and delivery payment models. Register for the webinar on the CMS web site. View the Health Care Innovation Awards web page  for more information.

New Jersey Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Business Planning Toolkit
This webinar on designing Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) provides information that is specific to New Jersey, but may be of interest to others. The Center for Health Care Strategies presents The New Jersey Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Business Planning Toolkit and discusses how it can be used as a resource for ACO development. The ACO model can be beneficial in providing coordinated care and services for individuals with complex, chronic needs. Register  for the webinar on July 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (

AHRQ Tools for Shared Decision-making
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests clinicians and other health care providers to participate in an online survey  about needs and preferences for tools to educate and engage patients in discussions about treatment options. Survey results will be used to develop new tools and a workshop on using comparative effectiveness research findings in shared decision-making with individuals and caregivers. The survey is available through July 15.

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