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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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    Thursday, October 16, 2014: As states transform their payment and delivery systems to reward value, reliable and aligned quality measurement is increasingly important. How do states prioritize among the plethora of existing measures, and how do they ultimately define value? This webinar highlights technical and strategic approaches to identifying, selecting, aligning, and implementing quality measures across payers and delivery system models.

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    Tuesday, September 30, 2014: The ways that states structure their employee health plans affect their fiscal health; their ability to recruit and retain qualified staff to deliver critical public services; and their employees’ physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. A new report by the State Health Care Spending Project – an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — provides a first-of-its kind analysis of the costs and characteristics of state employee health plans, and offers nationwide benchmarks against which states can be compared.

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    Tuesday, September 9, 2014: Care coordination provides a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families, helping to ensure that a child receives additional screening, diagnosis and/or treatment as recommended by a health care practitioner. Care coordination strategies can help link providers and care settings by facilitating the arrangement of: appointments, referral forms, transportation, reminders and follow-up, and feedback reporting. This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to coordinate care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.

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    Thursday, August 14, 2014: This webinar introduces a new tool for state policymakers: A Roadmap for State Policymakers to Use Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Inform Decision Making (coming August 5, 2014). With support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), NASHP created this guide to assist states in making evidence-based policy decisions. This webinar provides an overview of the Roadmap and discusses how policymakers can—and are—using research to inform their work with a particular focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

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