Conference

Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm 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 […]

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  • A Little More Help Please? Improving Assisted Living

    Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm 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 […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • Magnificent Smile: Innovations to Increase Oral Health Access

    Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm 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, […]

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

  • Dimensions of Dementia

    Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm 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 […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • Maximizing Medicare: New Opportunities to Support State Policy Goals

    Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am 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 […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

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

    Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am 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 […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • The Secret Sauce: Health in All Measures

    Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am 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 […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • That’s Not What I Ordered: Surprise Billing

    Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am More than half of all states have enacted some level of legal protections against “surprise” balance medical bills and Congress is now considering a federal approach to address this issue. This session highlights states with enacted surprise billing protections at various stages of implementation, and their approaches […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • Which Way Is the Wind Blowing? MCOs at a Crossroads

    Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am States are examining how best to deliver Medicaid services to ensure health care quality, provider access, and control costs — and some  are weighing whether or not to leverage managed care to achieve their goals and how. The session highlights states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, that […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • State-Only Summit on Rx Pricing: Debrief and Next Steps

    Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Following the preconference “State Action to Tackle Rx Prices” and the “New Recipes to Control Rx Prices” session, this summit offers state officials a chance to share what they learned, identify areas that require more research or technical assistance, advance new ideas, and talk candidly in a […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference