2019 Conference

Thursday, August 22, 11:45 am – 1:20 pm Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH recently joined the AMA in April 2019 as their inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer and Vice President. Her role is to embed health equity in all the work of the AMA and to launch a Center for Health Equity. Prior to this in […]

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  • Roundtable Discussion: Telemedicine: How States Can Advance Integrated Care

    Friday, August 23, 9:00 am – 10:30 am Faced with limited time and resources, health systems nationwide are leveraging telehealth services to address complex care needs. With advances in technology, such as wearables and real-time video-conferencing, opportunities to use telehealth have grown. Learn about potential opportunities and current barriers, as well as how states can […]

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    July 18, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • State-Only Roundtable Discussion: Developing a QRS for CHIP Managed Care Plans – a Listening Session with CMS

    Thursday, August 22, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Issued in May 2016, the Medicaid and CHIP managed care final rule was the first significant update to the programs’ managed care regulations since 2003. Provisions in the regulation aim to improve beneficiary experience, enhance quality improvement activities, and increase transparency, including the requirement that CMS establish […]

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    July 18, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • State-Only Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Family Caregiving: A Discussion with State Policy Makers

    Thursday, August 22, 10:00 am – 11:30 am With the country’s rapidly aging population, family caregivers are an increasingly critical part of the care continuum, providing nearly $500 billion dollars in unpaid services each year. States, as the backbone of the country’s long term care system, have an interest in understanding what caregivers need and […]

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    July 18, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • Opening Plenary | Addressing the Climate Crisis: An Opportunity for State Health Policy Innovation

    Wednesday, August 21, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm The National Academy for State Health Policy’s 32nd annual conference kicks off with an important talk — Addressing the Climate Crisis: An Opportunity for State Health Policy Innovation — by Gary Cohen, founder and president of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. A MacArthur Fellow, Cohen […]

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    July 18, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • #NASHPCONF19 Speakers

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    June 27, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 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