2017 Conference

Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM States are now undertaking a myriad of transformation initiatives to rapidly revamp, strengthen, and sustain their Medicaid delivery systems. Session speakers, including Medicaid directors from Massachusetts and New Hampshire and a Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission representative, provide an overview of the delivery system reform landscape and share lessons […]

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  • Timberrrrrrrr! Chopping the Cost of Prescription Drugs

    Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM States need innovative approaches to manage the rising cost of prescription medicines. The United States has the highest prescription drug prices in the world, which continue to rise at an alarming rate – averaging 10 percent annually since 2013. NASHP convenes state legislators and policy leaders who have taken bold steps […]

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  • Where the Trails Meet: Blending and Braiding Funds for Improved Population Health

    Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Under a new Administration, there has been increased focus on the need for more flexible federal funding for state health programs. This session examines the implications of braiding, blending, or block granting traditional Medicaid and public health funding streams to support population health goals. Speakers share their own states’ braiding and […]

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  • Lemons or Lemonade: Leveraging the Medicaid Managed Care Rule to Improve Managed LTSS

    Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Nearly half of all states now capitate Medicaid Managed Long-term Services and Supports (MLTSS), and some have achieved significant outcomes. New federal rules, such as the Medicaid managed care rule and the Home and Community Based Services rule, pose challenges, but they can also help states improve services and overcome resistance […]

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  • Advancing Children’s Behavioral Health Through Systems Integration

    Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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  • Reaching the Summit: Trekking Towards Value-Based Payment

    Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Today, many states have had significant experience developing value-based payment models for various provider types and patient populations, but is value-based purchasing making an impact on the Triple Aim of higher health care quality, lower costs, and improved patient experiences? Many states have prioritized value-based purchasing in an effort to drive […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Colorado, Oklahoma, Payment Reform, Tennessee

  • Breakfast Plenary – America’s Surgeon General Speaks to the States

    View the Surgeon General’s full remarks here Wednesday, October 25th 8:00AM-9:00AM US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M Adams, MD, MPH, will be a keynote speaker addressing critical public health issues, including the nation’s opioid epidemic. Adams, who was Indiana’s state health commissioner before President Trump appointed him to be the country’s “top doctor,” is […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference

  • Evening Reception (Punch Bowl Social)

    Tuesday, October 24th 6:00PM-8:00PM Join NASHP at the Punch Bowl Social for an evening of scratch kitchen food, craft beverages, and lots of fun and games. Network while enjoying activities such as bowling, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and pool, or relax with colleagues in one of the conversation areas. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to enjoy a fun evening […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference

  • Alternative Models of Medicaid Expansion: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? – Coverage Track

    Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM State officials with both short- and long-term experience managing Medicaid expansion waivers share insights about what works well when administering enrollee premiums and healthy behavior incentives. They also examine their states’ anticipated goals and why they’ve had to modify their models since implementation. The session features states that have operated their […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid

  • Body and Soul: Leading Change in Behavioral Health Integration

    Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM Finding effective ways to meet the behavioral health needs of the long-term services and support population presents a growing challenge to states facing uncertain budget environments. This session explores three approaches that are yielding promising results. Featured programs include a Texas initiative that uses specialized cognitive rehabilitation and substance use services […]

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