2015 Conference

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7:00-8:00am Start your morning with a scenic walk around Dallas with colleagues. Registered participants should meet in the Grand Hall near the registration desk. Look for signage noting the “Walk Around Dallas.”

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  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7:30-8:30am

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:45-11:15am Twelve states have implemented Financial Alignment demonstrations, which provide opportunities for states to improve alignment between Medicare and Medicaid and share in the savings. Despite higher than expected rates of opt-outs and disenrollments, significant numbers of dual eligibles are enrolled and now have coordination of their medical, behavioral, and long-term […]

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  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:45-11:15am End-of-life care is a profoundly personal issue, as well as a major driver of health care spending with unique ethical and political challenges for policy makers. Public and private payers can play an important role creating a clinical and payment infrastructure that supports palliative care, engaging patients in advance care […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:45-11:15am Oral health is an important part of overall health. However, low-income children and adults face persistent barriers to finding providers and accessing care. In this session, learn about ways that states are tackling those barriers, including the telehealth-enabled Virtual Dental Home being piloted in California and Colorado, Iowa’s unique benefit […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:45-11:15am The Affordable Care Act authorized the Secretary of HHS to grant states waivers from certain provisions of the Act beginning in 2017.  Section 1332 waivers could relieve states from some requirements of the law if they meet certain waiver tests related to coverage and cost.  So-called “super waivers” could allow […]

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  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:45-11:15am Complex patients, particularly those with co-occurring physical and behavioral health needs, frequently have poor outcomes and drive a disproportionately large share of health care costs. This population stands to benefit greatly from integrated care. This session will examine state delivery system and payment reform strategies for implementing integrated programs. Attendees […]

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  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 10:45am-12:15pm Multiple delivery system and payment reform initiatives offer states new vehicles to advance population health. This session will explore examples of accountable care systems working actively with state and local public health organizations to build comprehensive systems of care and improve population health outcomes. A speaker from the Centers for […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: Day 3 2015
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 10:45am-12:15pm Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) and community behavioral health services are highly valued by beneficiaries, but as states work to provide more individualized services, states and researchers struggle to measure outcomes from a person-centered perspective. In this session, researchers from Truven Health Analytics and two states will examine existing […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: Day 3 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:30am-1:15pm  Join keynote speaker John McDonough, Ph.D., professor of public health practice at the Harvard School of Public Health, for an in-depth discussion on the Affordable Care Act five years along.  Dr. McDonough holds a unique perspective on the issue of health reform, having served more than a decade in the […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015