2013 Conference

10/10/2013 3:30pm Speakers: Joseph Flores Ensuring access to oral health services for vulnerable populations is a perennial challenge that touches many areas of states’ work – public coverage, population health, workforce, and the medical care delivery system among them. What new ideas are emerging to address this challenge? In this policy café, conference participants will […]

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  • 2013 in Seattle:
    What’s Brewing in State Health Policy

        2013 Conference Guide (Click to Download) How to Navigate the Archive Click on the arrows for session descriptions and speakers. Click on the  icon for speaker presentation (if available). Oct 9, 2013, 8:30am – 3:30pm   Oct 9, 2013, 9:00am – 3:45pm   Oct 9, 2013, 4:30pm – 5:30pm Oct 10, 2013, 8:30am – 9:45am […]

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    October 9, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • New Data Sources to Improve Population Health

    10/10/2013 1:30pm Speakers: Christopher Atchison Josephine Porter Karen Matsuoka Rebekah Gee It has been widely reported that the United States trails many countries on population health measures. Speakers will discuss how their states are taking advantage of new health data sources such as all payer claims databases and clinical data from electronic health records to […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • Brewing a Fresh Pot of State Medicaid Expansions: From Financing to Enrollment

    10/10/2013 1:30pm Speakers: Deborah Bachrach Jane Beyer Kari Armijo Susan Birch Many states began moving forward with plans to expand Medicaid even before the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA. This session will provide a closer look at how states are making progress in implementing the Medicaid expansion and preparing for 2014. State panelists and […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • Is Churn Keeping You Up at Night? Strategies to Minimize It

    10/10/2013 3:30pm Speakers: Carol Backstrom Jeanene Smith Nathan Johnson Rhett Decoteau Churn, when enrollees cycle on and off or across different types of coverage, is an instability nightmare not only for individuals and families but also for states’ health insurance coverage programs. As coverage landscapes change, state health officials will need to revisit and develop […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • New Medicaid Financing Authorities for Long Term Services and Supports

    10/10/2013 3:30pm Speakers: Alan Weil Dawn Lambert Diane Justice Jay Yedziniak Jennifer Vermeer The ACA enacted new Medicaid financing authorities that states can adopt to finance long term services and supports. In this session, we will hear from three state officials who are working to implement the Balancing Incentives Program, the Community First Choice Option, […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • Using Medicaid Managed Care to Transform Delivery Systems

    10/10/2013 3:30pm Speakers: Cheryl Roberts Kate McEvoy Lesli Boudreaux Mary McIntyre States are at different stages of using managed care to transform their Medicaid delivery systems. Hear from three states using different managed care approaches—one with a long history of capitated managed care, one that traded its capitated system for an administrative services organization/managed fee-for-service […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • Alternatives to Medicaid Expansion: What’s Percolating?

    10/11/2013 8:45am Speakers: Jennifer Vermeer Patricia Boozang Suzanne Bierman William A. Hazel Jr. The Supreme Court’s ACA ruling put the Medicaid expansion decision in states’ hands and at least two states are pursuing non-traditional Medicaid expansion alternatives. Representatives from Arkansas and Iowa will highlight lessons learned in developing an alternative option, including how they worked […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • Blending Long Term Services and Supports into Managed Care Brews

    10/11/2013 8:45am Speakers: Brian Burwell Gail Propsom Jami Snyder Marc Gold States are rapidly adopting managed care as their financing and delivery system for long term services and supports (LTSS). A researcher will discuss national trends, and present findings of a study on the impact of managed care on direct service providers. State speakers from […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference

  • Now Serving Dual Demonstrations, Capitated or Non-Capitated

    10/10/2013 10:00am Speakers: Edith Walsh Gregory Allen MaryAnne Lindeblad Susan Yontz This session will feature two states that have launched or are preparing to launch their dual eligible demonstrations, and look ahead to the evaluation. The project director of the CMS funded evaluation will provide a national overview of the demonstrations and discuss how state […]

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    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference