Basics of Rate Setting for Family Run Organizations

As family-run organizations move into the world of becoming Medicaid providers, it is important to understand rates and reimbursement in a fee-for-service or other type of Medicaid reimbursement environment. The webinar will describe how fee-for-service or population case rates are set, what costs go into a rate, allowable activities within the rate, and the relationship between the service description and the rate. Other considerations will be explored, such as limits on billing or services that can be reimbursed. These and other questions will be discussed on this webinar for family-run organizations. This webinar is presented by the Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) and is the second in a series of webinars focused on family-run organizations becoming Medicaid providers.

Effective Supervision Strategies Parent Support Providers

Supervision of Parent Peer Support Providers is critical to delivering a consistent, high quality service for families. This webinar will explore different models of supervision being utilized by family run organizations and key strategies for supervising family member staff. Presenters will include supervisors of Parent Peer Support staff and the developer of a new supervision curriculum.

Parent Support Certification (Part 1)

(FFCMH and FREDLA)
The role of the Parent Support Provider has become a viable professional position in the children’s mental health and wellness workforce. There is a significant need to create state and national standards of practice for this emerging cadre of mental health workers. Through the merging of lived experience and cutting-edge practice, Parent Support Providers can become the compass that families rely upon to navigate the complex array of children’s mental health services and supports. Certification uses a formal process to identify and acknowledge individuals who have met a recognized standard. Usually this standard includes education, experience, and an exam of knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. When an individual meets the standard, he or she receives certification from a certifying agency. This webinar, co-sponsored by the National Federation of Families and the Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA), provides an overview of the Federation of Families national certification of parent support providers, as well as a look at how different states are approaching the issue of peer support certification Participants will learn: 1. What Parent Support Providers do to improve outcomes for children and the systems that serve them 2. The process and eligibility criteria for national certification 3. Models for state certification 4. The core competencies of Parent Support Providers

Parent Support Services: Models of Service Delivery

Family- run organizations across the country have developed different models of Parent Peer Support Services. This webinar will explore finance mechanisms, diverse referral sources, and cross agency collaborations that make it possible for family-run organizations to offer this important resource to families of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health care challenges. Presenters will include representatives from family-run organizations and programs that have successfully used different approaches to service delivery.

Standards of Excellence for Family Run Organizations

Family-run organizations are unique organizations established by parents caring for children or youth with mental/behavioral health needs. Family-run organizations are also non-profit businesses that must adhere to sound business practices and act with integrity. Balancing passion with business practices may appear to be in conflict with one another, but the concepts are, in fact, complementary to each other and strengthen all aspects of a family-run organization. The Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) has developed Standards of Excellence for Family-run Organizations to set a high bar for family-run organizations to achieve as a means of promoting stable and sustainable organizations that positively impact the lives of children, youth and families. FREDLA believes that the standards will strengthen individual organizations and our community of professional family-run organizations. This webinar will explore the categories of standards and the recommended steps to meet the Standards of Excellence.

The Role of Family Run Organizations Across Systems

Family-run organizations play a critical role in child-serving systems at the local, state and national levels. This webinar will focus on how these organizations contribute to system improvement, build collaborative relationships and strategically advocate across systems. Presenters will include representatives from family-run organizations across the nation that have a strong presence in specific systems and have extensive experience working within Systems of care. Presenters will highlight their efforts while sharing effective strategies that have led to systemic change across systems.

What is Accreditation & Do Family Run Orgs Need It (Part 1)

Accreditation is an external, independent review of a health care delivery organization against nationally-accepted standards and its own policies, procedures, processes and outcomes. Many states are requiring that Medicaid providers are accredited by a national accrediting body. This is a new process for family-run organizations. This two part webinar will help family-run organizations become familiar with accreditation organizations, understand the accreditation process, and obtain information about costs.

What is Accreditation & Do Family Run Orgs Need It (Part 2)

Accreditation is an external, independent review of a health care delivery organization against nationally-accepted standards and its own policies, procedures, processes and outcomes. Many states are requiring that Medicaid providers are accredited by a national accrediting body. This is a new process for family-run organizations. This two part webinar will help family-run organizations become familiar with accreditation organizations, understand the accreditation process, and obtain information about costs. Part One (9/11/14) will focus on accreditation with the Council on Accreditation (COA) and Part Two (10/3/14) will focus on accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.