2016 Conference

Wednesday, October 19th 9:15 AM-10:45AM This session will focus on state strategies to educate and empower consumers to choose and use health insurance as well as access care, in Medicaid and private coverage.  The speakers, representing a state-based insurance exchange, a Medicaid expansion program and a state insurance commission, will focus on what information consumers […]

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  • Wednesday, October 19th 9:15 AM-10:45AM Medicaid limitations on payment for “Institutes for Mental Disease” (IMDs) have been a barrier for states seeking to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for people with serious behavioral disorders.  However, opportunities are emerging that can help states address these barriers. The session will provide an overview of the national […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 9:15 AM-10:45AM It’s not your Grandma’s long-term care system anymore. Increasingly, younger individuals with mental illnesses and substance use disorders, in addition to those with dementias are receiving care in nursing facilities. This session will provide examples of state strategies to transition those different populations to the community and to support housing […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 9:15 AM-10:45AM Complexity and variation are hallmarks of America’s health care system that lead to higher cost and poorer outcomes. Single payer is often proposed as the way to streamline payment, simplify the system and provide opportunity to assure that providers have incentives to improve health, lower costs, and improve quality. Several […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Monday, October 17th 4:30 PM-6:00PM Opening Plenary Keynote address by Marilyn Tavenner, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans. Following her remarks, Marilyn Tavenner will join a panel of state leaders including: Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Vermont’s Green Mountain Care Board David Seltz, Executive Director at Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Pam MacEwan, Chief Executive Officer […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 7:30 AM-8:30AM Breakfast Plenary State leaders have been working together to identify key issues in state health policy for a new Administration to consider. What Federal action will help states drive health reform – assuring access for all to an affordable, high quality health care system and improving the health of the […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 18th 3:30PM-5:00PM This session will focus on how states are incorporating safety net providers, such as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), rural health clinics, and critical access hospitals, into Medicaid value-based purchasing reforms. Attendees will hear from a FQHC network participating in Minnesota’s Medicaid accountable care organization initiative. A Medicaid official in New […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 18th 3:30PM-5:00PM The Flint water disaster affected thousands and created a widespread public health crisis, which has sparked a nationwide conversation on crisis mitigation, preparation and management. This session will explore levers that government agencies have used to respond to this and other environmental threats in other states, and how they identify disadvantaged […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 18th 3:30PM-5:00PM Ensuring access to care remains an important issue, even for the millions of individuals who gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act. This session will highlight innovative state strategies to improve access—such as using social media and providing multilingual outreach, as well as leveraging partnerships—in both in rural and urban settings. […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 18th 3:30PM-5:00PM Until recently states either carved-out long-term services and supports (LTSS) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) from their managed care organizations (MCOs) or relied on public entities to deliver these services.  Some states are now contracting with MCOs to manage LTSS for individuals with I/DD, as well as physical […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference