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States Have Numerous Roles in in Fostering Multi-Payer Payment Reform Extend Beyond Funding Date: September 23, 2015 Time; 1:00- 2:30 PM EST  This webinar will highlight the roles of different state agencies in multi-payer payment reform, and demonstrate collaboration between distinct state agencies during design and implementation of delivery system reform. Beginning with an overview […]

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    Date:   September 14, 2015 Time: 12:30pm-2pm ET States interested in improving population health and containing costs are increasingly examining the intersection of housing and health care. As numerous studies show, housing chronically homeless people can improve their health and save money for state and local governments. [1] This webinar will offer participants an opportunity […]

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    Each year millions of children miss immunizations, screenings and well visits despite the lifelong benefits of preventive care in childhood. The Affordable Care Act expands coverage of all preventive services recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Bright Futures guidelines. Yet a recent survey found that 57 percent of families are still unaware that these benefits are available free of charge through their health plans. This webinar explores private and public health plan strategies for improving parental education on preventive care and supporting and encouraging providers in ensuring their young patients receive recommended preventive services.

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    As states focus on the next open enrollment period, they must employ strategies to retain enrollees as well as take more directed efforts to reach individuals that remain uninsured yet may qualify for affordable coverage through the marketplaces or expanded Medicaid programs. In this webinar, national and state speakers shared promising and effective strategies for enrollment and retention.

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  • Sharing Information Across Physical and Behavioral Health – Debunking Myths, Developing Strategies
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    Integrating physical and mental health services requires that personal health information is shared appropriately across various settings in order to promote care coordination and better outcomes. In their efforts to support physical and mental health integration, state policymakers can sometimes face barriers to this flow of information due to federal and state laws, provider culture, technical roadblocks, and other factors. This webinar provides a brief overview by Karla Lopez from the Legal Action Center of the federal statutory framework, specifically in the context of integrating physical and behavioral health care.

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  • A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage
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    Oral health is an important part of overall health, however, access to dental coverage for low-income adults remains a challenge, particularly since these benefits are optional for state Medicaid programs. In this webinar, Medicaid officials from Colorado, Iowa, and Washington—three states that have recently taken action on their adult dental benefits—will share insights on important factors in the decision to add, reinstate, or introduce adult dental benefits; how adult dental benefits fits into the larger health reform discussion in each state; successes and challenges each state has faced since implementation; and future policy considerations.

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    Although federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was recently extended through FFY2017, it is unclear if CHIP will continue beyond that date. As a result, children may need to transition to other sources of coverage in the future.

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    Working with PerryUndem Research/Communication and GMMB, the Foundation commissioned a series of in-depth interviews, focus groups and a national survey with individuals who remain uninsured after the first two open enrollment periods. The research aimed to understand behaviors and values that drive decisions related to health insurance to provide insights into messaging and outreach activities […]

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  • Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Multi-Payer Payment Reform
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    During this webinar, we examined how an existing private medical home program in Michigan was leveraged to develop a statewide medical home initiative. Chris Koller provided an overview of common approaches states have taken to engage multiple payers in reform efforts. Speakers from both Michigan state and Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) discussed Michigan’s approach to utilizing partnerships and ongoing work of BCBS in the state to develop its patient-centered medical home initiative.

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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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