2017 Conference

Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM The Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), funded by a federal block grant, requires Congress to periodically authorize funding so states can continue to offer these programs. While states celebrate the lowest uninsured rate for children in years, they face uncertainty about CHIP’s future as they wait for Congress to renew funding. […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:00PM-3:30PM More information to come!

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Federal health policy changes are expected and states need to be ready to respond and implement new program developments quickly.This session examines the nuts and bolts of the legislative, regulatory, policy, stakeholder work, and system changes that may be required, plus potential implementation challenges for states. Speakers provide varying perspectives on […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, ACA, Exchange, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM States, health plans, and provider organizations are ratcheting up efforts to address social determinants of health to improve outcomes and lower costs. Behavioral health and long-term services and support delivery systems also address social needs, emphasizing person-centered approaches to help individuals identify goals, select services, and measure outcomes. At this panel […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM State officials increasingly acknowledge that oral health is an integral part of overall health and achieving health equity. In this session, speakers discuss oral health-related policies designed to improve population health, lower costs, and provide better care. Iowa, California, and Kentucky officials discuss innovative approaches to improve the health of children […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM Since passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, both federal and state governments have made major investments in health information technology and exchange (HIT/HIE). Nearly a decade later, state policymakers still struggle to realize the potential promised by HIT/HIE. Have these investments been […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Health IT
  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM Amid uncertainty over federal changes to the insurance markets, state leaders are pondering what the future holds for coverage and insurance markets. Can coverage reforms help curb rising cost trends? Will greater flexibility with plan designs lead to improved choice or lower costs? Will uniform plan designs help shape the quality […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Exchange, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 11:45AM-1:20PM More information to come!

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM-11:30AM In recent years, states and CMS have collaborated on more than a dozen dual-eligible demonstrations. Other states are aligning Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans with Medicaid Long-term Services and Support plans, and working to coordinate Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery reform initiatives. In this session, a CMS official provides an […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM-11:30AM Smart home technologies have the potential to improve community living for individuals with disabilities and older adults. At this session, officials explain how these technologies help increase independence, monitor health, lower costs, and improve health outcomes. A smart home researcher provides an overview of these resources and state officials discuss use […]

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