Conference

  • Roundtable Discussion: Driving Quality Outcomes and Managing Cost for Children with Special Needs

    States are increasingly using managed care to deliver services to children with complex health needs enrolled in Medicaid. This roundtable discussion features the work of two states that have made innovative efforts in this area. Participants will have an opportunity to raise questions and discuss opportunities and challenges to improving care quality and controlling costs […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • Roundtable Discussion: Health Plan Re-Procurement and Redesigning your Service Delivery System

    Regardless of whether a state is required to re-procure health plans or if it has a specific reason for re-procurement, this roundtable discussion is intended to explore how a state’s strategic intent can be supported by a payment structure. Discussants will discuss service delivery system structure, quality incentives, risk mitigation, and the rollout of a […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • Medicaid Data for the Future

    In a rapidly changing world, how can states align Medicaid program quality and access goals with information and data-collecting activities? For example, how can state Medicaid programs leverage recent federal guidance on information access to engage patients as informed consumers of health care? This session features California and Montana’s work and examine how states are […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • A Little More Help Please? Improving Assisted Living

    Assisted living remains an important setting in the continuum of care for older adults, however, models of assisted living, state regulation of, and Medicaid coverage for services delivered in assisted living facilities vary enormously across states. This session features a panel of state officials who are working to meaningfully integrate assisted living into their long-term […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • Magnificent Smile: Innovations to Increase Oral Health Access

    State policymakers recognize the importance of oral health for overall health. In challenging economic times, what policy options can states consider to increase access to oral health services? In this session, speakers from three states, including New Hampshire and Utah, discuss their innovative coverage, payment, service delivery, or provider efforts to increase oral health care […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Oral Health

  • Dimensions of Dementia

    Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, and experts project that number will increase to 14 million by 2050. As the population ages, states are exploring innovative ways to educate and support family caregivers, delay or avoid institutional placement, improve the quality of care in nursing facilities, and increase assisted living options. This session […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • Maximizing Medicare: New Opportunities to Support State Policy Goals

    Approximately 11 million Medicaid recipients are dually eligible for Medicare, including some of the most high-cost and high-need individuals enrolled in state Medicaid programs. While integrating and aligning across these two programs is a perennial challenge for state policymakers, recent changes in federal regulations are creating new opportunities for states. This roundtable discussion explores the […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • I Can See Clearly Now: Implicit BIas in Policy Making

    Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect policymakers’ understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Feelings and attitudes about other people based on characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance are all shaped by a person’s unconscious associations and impact how policy and regulations are developed and enforced. This session, […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • The Secret Sauce: Health in All Measures

    Developing measures to support population health, including measure alignment and interpreting outcomes, is an increasingly important and complex topic that often requires creative use of multiple data sources. This session highlights the use of state and federal measures and data sources to support population health. A speaker from the US Centers for Disease Control and […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference