Introduction to Peer Mentoring and Coaching
Learn by doing. Learn while doing. Learn together. The foundation of peer networking is people exchanging information, disseminating good practices and building leadership skills to achieve a commonly valued purpose. Peer networking is about leveraging resources for future sustainability and providing critical technical resources and guidance to achieve core results. Read more here, or begin searching.
Peer Mentor program searching for professionals that have experience and knowledge with Medicaid
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Substance Abuse & Mental Health Program Office is (SAMHPO) is working to further develop the network of Peer Mentors who have experience and knowledge with Medicaid. As more providers are billing Medicaid and providing services to Medicaid eligible individuals, there is a growing need for assistance and peer mentoring to providers who are new to the Medicaid process.
Specifically, DCF is looking for individuals with knowledge and experience in Medicaid billing, coding and documentation.
Peer Mentors play a critical role in Florida’s Learning System. Serving as a Peer Mentor is beneficial to both the participant as well as agencies that are interested in becoming more efficient and effective. There are opportunities for involvement through:
- Interacting with peers who share similar goals
- Providing technical assistance and mentoring to other providers
- Participating in conference calls, and
- Attending Florida’s annual learning session.
Persons from all areas of the substance abuse mental health delivery system are encouraged to participate. DCF Program Supervisors who have experience in process improvement or specific evidence based practices or assessments are also encouraged to participate If you are currently acting as a Peer Mentor or Coach and have Medicaid expertise, please contact me up update your information.
We’re asking all interested persons (and current Peer Mentors) to please complete a short survey and forward it a copy of your vita and a picture to email@example.com by Tuesday, October 25th. The link for the survey is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NG26L6D
The DCF SAPO has contracted with the Florida Alcohol Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) to coordinate this effort. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at 850-878-2196 or Sheila Barbee, Section Chief, DCF Substance Abuse & Mental Health Program Office at (850) 717-4400.