Addressing Systemic Care Coordination Between Health Plans

Addressing Systemic Care Coordination Between Health Plans

DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2020
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Pacific)

The majority of those who struggle with eating disorders (EDs) never receive treatment, even though effective treatments for a range of eating disorders are well established (National Institute of Mental Health). there is a need to train primary care and behavioral health providers on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults; and to appropriately screen, intervene and treat or refer patients to specialized care in an integrated setting.

This training series will be in collaboration with the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED), an organization founded in 2018 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The goal of this webinar series is to increase health center capacity to detect and treat eating disorders and to increase public knowledge and awareness of these illnesses. This webinar series will address both adolescent and adult populations and address co-occurring diagnoses with eating disorders, mental health, and substance use disorder. 

Addressing Systemic Care coordination Between Health Plans
California has a bifurcated system of mental health care in which patients with mild-to-moderate mental health needs (and physical health) are served and financed by the Medi-Cal Managed Care System; and patients with moderate-to-severe mental health needs are served and financed by county run Specialty Mental Health Plans. Identifying a patient with eating disorders' appropriate level of care is nuanced and may not easily identify with either system of care. Depending on the treatment needed, those with eating disorders may shift between levels of care and move between hospital based inpatient settings, to residential treatment, or to an outpatient setting. This webinar will address system care coordination between health settings, especially as it relates to community clinics and health centers. It will also address how health center providers may interact with Managed Care Plans and Specialty Mental Health Plans to ensure the patient is well cared for, regardless of who is financing the service.


  1. Review the current California landscape for eating disorder referrals from outpatient settings;
  2. Provide suggestions on how to delineate appropriate levels of care for eating disorder treatment; and,
  3. Highlight how a Managed Care Plan is coordinating with its network of outpatient and mild-to-moderate mental health providers and the County Specialty Mental Health Plan to ensure access and appropriate care for patients with eating disorders.


  • Erin Parks, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego

Standard registration fees for this webinar series are greatly discounted, due to generous sponsorship provided by Partnership Healthplan of California. 
  • CPCA Members / Community Health Centers: $100 (Entire series)
  • Associates: $112.50 (Entire series)
  • Non Member / Non CHCs: $125 (Entire series)
Special Note: This webinar is the fourth session in a 4-part series. Registration is available for the entire series only and you can use the link below to register for the series. 
 >> Click here to register for the entire 4-part webinar series. 

Webinar 1: Introduction to Eating Disorders
January 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Webinar 2: The Role of Primary Care in Treating Eating Disorders
February 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Webinar 3: The Role of Behavioral Health in Treating Eating Disorders
February 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Disclaimer: The information in this session is intended only to provide a general overview of the topics addressed. This session is not intended to provide legal advice nor substitute for the guidance, counsel, or advice of legal counsel on any matters particular to a specific primary care clinic. CPCA does not endorse companies or products. Advertising and sponsorship revenue support our not-for-profit mission and sponsors will receive your email address in exchange for your discounted or complimentary registration. 
3/5/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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