BHbusiness - Mastering Essential Business Operations

A limited number of openings for the next round of learning networks, which run June – September 2015, are still available in the following topic areas:

  • Planning for the Next Generation of HIT
  • Exploring Affiliations, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Third Party Contract Negotiations
  • Setting Up a Third-Party Billing System
  • Eligibility and Enrollment

Two Ways to Apply
  1. Convened learning networks are assembled by a Convener – which is a state agency, provider association, or single provider – that brings together a group of organizations to participate as a coordinated network focused on a single BHbusiness Plus topic. Convened learning networks offer additional benefits as they are made up of organizations that share similar experiences, challenges, and goals.
  2. Individual organizations may also apply to participate in a learning network. Organizations choose the appropriate topic area and are placed in a learning network by the BHbusiness Plus team. Each network will include a mix of 15-20 behavioral health provider organizations and one coach.

Individual Organizations – How to Apply
Before applying to BHbusiness Plus, you should take the following steps:
  • Identify appropriate decision-makers in your agency to participate in the learning network
  • Review all BHbusiness Plus topic areas and decide on the appropriate learning network
  • Be prepared to commit 2-3 hours per week as a team to BHbusiness Plus participation
  • (If applicable) Consider what change project or team goals your team would like to undertake the start of your learning network
To apply:
  1. Complete the Individual Organization Letter of Intent/Application
  2. You will be contacted by the BHbusiness Plus team with next steps.

Conveners – How to Apply

Before applying to become a Convener, interested parties must take the following steps:
  • Review BHbusiness Plus topic areas
  • Consult with potential participants around the most important topic area for each organization
  • Come to a consensus on the appropriate topic area for the entire learning network
  • Solidify 10-15 organizations who will participate in the learning network
To apply:
  1. Complete the Convener Letter of Intent/Application
  2. Have each of your participating organizations complete the Participating Organization Letter of Intent/Application.
  3. Once accepted into BHbusiness Plus, you will receive a registration link to the online learning management system and course materials and instructions to distribute to your learning network
Conveners should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week on activities that support the learning network coach. Responsibilities will center around monitoring and encouraging overall learning network participation and providing logistical support.