2015 Conference

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:30-3:00pm Public health departments’ role in assuring the ten essential public health services is evolving in response to health transformation efforts in the states. This session will highlight public health policies and practices that relate to the 2015 ASTHO theme of “creating the conditions for health in our states.” Participants will […]

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  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:30-3:00pm As states shift Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) into managed care, they often experience issues with integrating community providers into managed care plans. Managed care plans may lack experience with home and community-based service provider agencies, direct service workers, and other community providers, while community providers may be nervous […]

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    January 25, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:30pm-3:00pm The current Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding system, primarily based on payments through Medicare, has remained relatively static in an otherwise dramatically changing health care landscape. Last year the IOM made recommendations for building increased transparency and accountability into the existing GME financing structure, while an alternative vision suggests a […]

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    January 25, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:00-3:30pm Connect with fellow conference-goers while enjoying this hallmark of the Annual State Health Policy Conference, and celebrating NASHP’s Maine roots.

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    January 25, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:30-5:00pm Data sharing is an important tool to improve patient care, but can be complicated by real and perceived privacy and security challenges. This session will clarify and discuss federal and state data privacy and security rules, and examine methods that enable secure sharing of patient information to improve care without […]

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    January 24, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:30-5:00pm New claims-based datasets offer evidence to inform policymaking decisions, but states are still learning how to use them. This session will review opportunities for states to leverage claims data for policy goals, providing an overview of state APCD experiences and state examples. Two researchers using the Health Care Cost Institute’s […]

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    January 23, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:30-5:00pm Thirty-two states have received grants through the federal State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative to develop and test state-led, multi-payer health care payment and service delivery models. This session will provide an overview of the progress states have made in implementing payment reforms through SIM, and feature lessons learned from two […]

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    January 22, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:30-5:00pm An increasing number of states are transitioning special populations such as children and youth with special health care needs, children in foster care, and individuals with developmental disabilities into Medicaid managed care. While managed care can help integrate care for populations with special needs, some stakeholders have resisted the shift […]

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    January 20, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:30-5:00pm This session will explore how states are including behavioral health treatment services, with a focus on applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for children and youth on the autism spectrum, within insurance benefits across coverage types, but particularly in Medicaid. The panel of expert speakers will draw from their different perspectives […]

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    January 18, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20 6pm-8pm They say everything’s bigger in Texas, so after a BIG day of learning, sharing best practices and hearing from the nation’s leading experts in state health policy, NASHP headed to the legendary Gilley’s Dallas for BIG fun. The patio with comfy couches plus an ice cold beverage and appetizers from the taco station and enchilada bar added up to a […]

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    January 18, 2015 | Filed under: Day 2 2015