"Treating Addiction Is a Team Sport"

For our newest SAE CAREs Podcast, Steve Rabinowitz and Dr. Bruce Trigg stop by the office to talk with Thomas Cruz about treating opioid addiction. Rabinowitz and Dr. Trigg are two key members of SAE's Substance Use Disorder team of experts.

During the podcast, they address the following:

  • the biggest challenges facing addiction treatment providers today;
  • practices to consider for implementing medication-assisted treatment;
  • crucial need-to-knows for providers about the harm reduction approach;
  • the importance of treating mental health and addiction concurrently, especially as more states begin to tackle the opioid epidemic;
  • key elements for addressing opioid use disorder (i.e., naloxone, misprescribing opioid medications, and medication-assisted treatment); and
  • how addiction treatment providers can thrive in the changing environment.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about opioid addiction treatment, feel free to give us a call at (212)-684-4480, or email Thomas Cruz at tcruz@saeassociates.com with the subject line: "Opioid Addiction Podcast Question".

New Podcast: Parity Series - Observations in the Field

For today's SAE CAREs (Clinical And Research Experts) Podcast, members of SAE's Independent Compliance Administrator (ICA) team continue our discussion on mental health parity. In our latest podcast, Observations in the Field, the ICA team covers the following:

  • need-to-knows for State Attorneys General, State Insurance Commissioners, and managed care organizations addressing Parity compliance issues;
  • the importance of reviewing utilization management policies and processes, benefit design, and data to develop a parity compliance profile for a health plan;
  • SAE's lessons learned from the Parity compliance team's three-year experience working with two State Attorneys General to address mental health parity.

SAE CAREs Podcast: Parity Series -- Observations in the Field (https://soundcloud.com/saeassociates/parity-series-observations-in-the-field)

This is the fourth podcast of our series on mental health parity. 

SAE's Independent Compliance Administrator Team consists of Dr. Steven Estrine, Dr. Frank McCorry, Brian Baldwin, Alex Hutchinson, and Dr. Maria Messina.

More on SAE's involvement in Mental Health Parity: http://saeandassociates.com/parity-compliance/.

If you would like to speak with SAE's ICA team and explore how we can help you in this arena, feel free to email info@saeassociates.com or call (212)-684-4480.

New Perspectives on Homelessness in New York City

For our newest SAE CAREs podcast, Dr. Steve Estrine (President and CEO of SAE & Associates) has a conversation about homelessness in New York City with special guests John Sheehan and Bill Panepinto. All three speakers have years of experience working with homeless populations in New York City. 

During the podcast, they discuss the following:

  • the roots of homelessness in New York City;
  • the crack epidemic of the 1980s, and how it's linked to homelessness;
  • today's misconception of a homeless person;
  • the hurdles a homeless individual has to overcome to access services necessary for her/his survival;
  • the importance of engaging homeless individuals where they frequent for daily survival (more likely to be at a food pantry instead of a clinic); and
  • ways to address homelessness today.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about homelessness in New York City, feel free to give us a call at (212)-684-4480, or email Thomas Cruz at tcruz@saeassociates.com with the subject line: "NYC Homelessness Podcast Question".

SAE CAREs Podcast: The New Markets Tax Credits Program, a Well-Kept Secret

For today’s SAE CAREs podcast, Craig Stanley, the founder and CEO of CBO Financial, stops by the SAE office to talk with Thomas Cruz of SAE & Associates about the New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) program. 

During the podcast, they discuss the following:
- the New Markets Tax Credits program;
- how the NMTC program benefits the long-term economic sustainability of the organization;
- where the funding comes from;
- eligibility requirements; and
- the CBO Financial approach for the nonprofit interested in accessing the NMTC program.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the NMTC program, feel free to give us a call at (212)-684-4480, or email Thomas Cruz at tcruz@saeassociates.com with the subject line: "NMTC Podcast Question".

You can also subscribe to our mailing on our website here: saeandassociates.com/sign-up/.

SAE CAREs Podcast: A New York State Provider's Transition to HCBS

For our newest SAE CAREs (Clinical and Research Experts) Podcast, Thomas Cruz of SAE & Associates talks about Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) with SAE's HCBS Consulting Services tandem of Dr. Loan Mai (Director of Population Based Health Management at SAE) and Amanda Estrine (Director of Finance at SAE).

During today's podcast, they discuss the following: 

  • the significance of the provider-patient relationship in HCBS for highly effective patient-centered care;
  • the implications of the State's transition to HCBS for providers, both financially and clinically, and how the two go hand-in-hand;
  • how NYS behavioral health providers can not only survive, but thrive in the new landscape; and
  • how SAE's approach identifies potential red flags for providers and ensures that their current strengths are maintained throughout the transition.

If you have any questions for anyone on our team, feel free to give us a call at (212)-684-4480, or email Thomas Cruz at tcruz@saeassociates.com with the subject line: "HCBS Podcast Question" to request a conference call with our team to get a better understanding of our HCBS knowledge base. 

You can also subscribe to our mailing on our website here: http://saeandassociates.com/sign-up/.