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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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    Tuesday, August 12, 2014: There is strong evidence that team-based primary care has significant benefits for patients and providers. Some care teams now include non-clinicians, such as medical assistants, health coaches, care coordinators, or community health workers. This requires both a financing source to support non-clincians’ services and training to integrate them with clinical care teams. This webinar provides context on the evidence supporting expanded roles for non-clinicians as members of care teams, and highlights case studies from two states, Maine and South Carolina, that have successfully leveraged Medicaid financing for non-clinician services and harnessed training opportunities to support expanded roles within redesigned primary care teams.

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    Tuesday, July 29, 2014: This webinar explores the leap from health system transformation planning to practice by showcasing four leading states that are designing and implementing multi-payer payment reforms. Through a facilitated discussion, state officials discuss policy levers to shift payment systems away from fee-for-service, offer strategies for sustaining stakeholder momentum and commitment, and share perspectives on promising practices for and operational challenges of turning a plan for multi-payer payment reform into reality.

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    Thursday, July 24, 2014: This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on how states can leverage the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as EPSDT) to meet the treatment needs of children. This is followed by a conversation with presenters from Colorado and Washington about treatment services under the EPSDT benefit and their processes for determining service coverage.

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014: What are states learning so far about what works to enroll eligible individuals and what are their top-line priorities getting ready for the next open enrollment period in November 2014? This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about promising strategies and innovations states are piloting related to enrollment and retention into insurance affordability programs, including through state-based exchanges and coordination with the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM).

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    Thursday, July 10, 2014: This webinar features an overview of state opportunities to identify and use data from a variety of sources to examine subpopulations, identify needs, and target interventions to address the needs of distinct populations. The webinar also features a discussion among three states that have taken innovative approaches to using data to drive meaningful changes in health outcomes for various subpopulations with critical needs.

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