Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Interoperability and Privacy and Security Policy: How States Can Share Health Information to Improve Health Outcomes
Expert Resource: Anne Gauthier, Project Leader, Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, the MITRE Corporation
Expert Resources: Virginia (Gigi) Raney, LCSW, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Deirdra Stockmann, PhD, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Expert Resource: Karen Brodsky, Principal, Health Management Associates
Key policy questions that only an integrated State Medicaid & specialty State Behavioral Health Agency (SBHA) data system could answer.
Total State government expenditures for mental health services (combining SBHA and Medicaid expenditures) and what are the changes (service patterns, funding resources, etc.) over a specified time period?
- Overall health care costs of BH clients (combining Medicaid primary health care expenditures to SBHA client information) and what are the changes (service patterns, funding resources, etc.) over a specified time period?
- Crisis Services and Emergency Room Usage by BH clients?
- 30 day hospital readmissions and how do they relate to other services?
- Many others
Tell us your key policy topics and learn from others.
Expert Resource: Tim Knettler, MBA, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, (NRI) National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute
Expert Resource: Dr. Amanda Frost, Senior Researcher at the Health Care Cost Institute
Expert Resources: TBD
Expert Resource: Colin Planalp, Research Fellow at the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
Expert Resource: Maggie Colby, Associate Director and Senior Health Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
Expert Resource: Rachel Nuzum, MPH, Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy
Expert Resource: Maria Schiff, Director, State Health Care Spending, The Pew Charitable Trusts