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Friday, April 24, 2015 2:00-3:00 PM EDT View Webinar Here Download Slides Here Oral health is linked to overall health, and mounting evidence suggests that addressing oral health can improve patient care, improve population health, and reduce costs. In this webinar, a leading researcher shares findings from a study of private insurance claims linking treatment of […]

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    Thursday, April 2, 2015: Federal and state policymakers are increasingly focused on addressing health disparities as part of their approach to improving health, improving health care quality, and reducing costs. This webinar discusses aligning payment models, creating new partnerships, and building infrastructure and data systems to achieve health equity. Speakers from Ohio and Louisiana describe their states‘ health equity initiatives and federal programs they are leveraging. An official from the CMS Office of Minority Health describes federal resources to help states advance health equity and opportunities for alignment of federal and state activities.

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    Tuesday, March 3, 2015: Multiple state agencies and organizations are working to identify and support children with special physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. Coordination and collaboration across systems, including the sharing of data, increases the ability for states to identify children at risk and ensure they are receiving the appropriate health, mental health and developmental services. This webinar features three states discussing collaborations across state programs that impact the identification and treatment of children in need of specific services.

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    Friday, February 27, 2015: Many states across the nation are in the process of designing and implementing multi-payer payment reform initiatives. The goals of these initiatives are to improve patient experience, improve the health of populations, and reduce health care costs. This webinar addresses how current payment reform models can help fix our broken health care delivery system and assist states to achieve the Triple Aim. However, along the payment transformation journey, are there potential pitfalls of payment reform models that states should look out for and avoid?

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    Thursday, February 26, 2015: The webinar focused on the value of developmental screenings for children and the Developmental Screening measure of the Core Set of Children’s Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid and CHIP. Participants heard about Illinois’ efforts to use policy levers to engage providers in developmental screening, and how the measure is used within the State; and federal efforts to promote the performance and measurement of developmental screenings, and upcoming opportunities for technical assistance.

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    Monday, February 23, 2015: As states transform their health systems, many are turning to CHWs to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, and addressing social determinants of health. As interest in CHWs continues to rise, so do challenges related to defining roles and scope of practice, training and certification, financing, and integrating CHWs into evolving health care systems. This webinar describes the federal government’s investment in CHWs to set the context and features speakers from state agencies in Massachusetts, New Mexico, and South Carolina who shed light on how each state is addressing these important issues.

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    Thursday, December 11, 2014: This webinar provides an opportunity for states to learn more about NASHP’s 2014-2016 Learning Collaborative, Supporting State Strategies to Design and Deliver Whole-Person Care in Ambulatory Settings. This Learning Collaborative offers Technical Assistance to states as they develop and implement programs to integrate primary care, behavioral health, and social services for individuals with chronic medical conditions and comorbidities- particularly vulnerable, low-income populations. Webinar participants had the opportunity to review the Request for Applications (RFA) with NASHP team members and ask questions regarding the application process.

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    Monday, December 15, 2014: This panel-style webinar features a discussion with representatives from a commercial plan, a self-insured purchaser, a large health system, and a primary care provider. Panelists discuss their interaction with state delivery and payment transformation as well as their goals and motivations for participating in such efforts. The webinar audience learns about the unique challenges that each of these stakeholders face in implementing state health system reforms and the ways in which states can better collaborate with payers, purchasers, and providers.

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    Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Rocky performance during the first open enrollment period left states looking for solutions to improve system functioning and consumer experience. This webinar explores strategies and challenges in OE2 from the perspective of a state-based exchange and a Medicaid agency in a federally facilitated marketplace state. State panelists from Idaho and Oklahoma share their early experiences and successes in OE2 and shed some light on new strategies states are using to make the enrollment and renewal process more streamlined. Jennifer Sullivan from Enroll America moderates and provides background of lessons learned and new strategies states are implementing in OE2.

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    Monday, October 27, 2014: NASHP and the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) host an informational webinar about a new grant program with the goal of enhancing understanding of how states are trying to improve their health care systems as well as the impacts of those improvements. This webinar is moderated by NASHP Interim Executive Director Neva Kaye and features speakers from HCCI to discuss the research engagement and explain the grant program, as well as offers an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions about the call for proposals.

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