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Friday, May 10 2-3 p.m. (ET) Download slides. State-based health insurance marketplaces (SBMs) outperform those using the federal platform – achieving lower premium rate hikes and providing more competition and plan choices. As a result, some states are thinking about converting to an SBM, but what does it take for a state to make the […]

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    Webinar: Medicaid Alternative Payment Models for Prescription Drugs – A Look at Three States

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 1 p.m. (ET) As states struggle with the increasing cost of prescription drugs, they are testing various alternative payment models (APMs) to curb costs. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is a national leader with four APMs through direct contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers. These contracts are each based on a specific drug, […]

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    Roundtable Discussion: Braiding and Blending Funds to Promote Social Determinants of Health

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) Brookings Institution – Falk Auditorium 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036 The Brookings Institution’s Braiding and Blending Working Group hosted an event in Washington, DC, exploring how to establish more flexible funding strategies to improve community health and economic mobility. The event was featured in a live […]

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    Webinar: Using Data Analytics to Better Understand Medicaid Populations with Serious Mental Illness: Additional Data Sources

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 2-3:30 p.m. (ET) The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program will provide Medicaid agencies with an overview of a new technical resource, Using Data Analytics to Better Understand Medicaid Populations with Serious Mental Illness: Additional Data Sources. This technical resource describes approaches to combining Medicaid data with additional data sources that can assist […]

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    Webinars: 2019 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Overview by AHRQ

    Wednesdays, April 17 and 24, 2019 2 to 3 p.m. (ET) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is sponsoring two webinars, held on consecutive Wednesdays, on the 2019 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) for health services and policy researchers. Space is limited. The first of a two-part webinar series featuring the HCUP […]

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    Webinar for State Officials Only: Balancing Value and Affordability – Lessons from New York’s Medicaid Drug Cap and the Role of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (EST) In its first year of implementation, New York’s Medicaid Drug Cap received national attention for its unique approach to the rising cost of prescription drugs. The cap allows the New York Health Commissioner to negotiate a supplemental rebate with manufacturers if spending on a drug exceeds […]

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    Free, Online Course: The FDA and Prescription Drugs – Current Controversies in Context

    Harvard University is offering a free, eight-week course, The FDA and Prescription Drugs: Current Controversies in Context, starting March 26, 2019. The self-paced course, which requires two to five hours per week, focuses on how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates pharmaceuticals and explores debates on prescription drug costs, marketing, and testing. Instructors […]

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    Webinar: Complex Care among Medicaid Beneficiaries with Comorbid Substance Use Disorders and Other Chronic Conditions

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3 to 4 p.m. (EST) The CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program’s (IAP) Reducing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program area is hosting a national learning webinar from 3 to 4 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, April 3, 2019, about the critical importance of identifying and treating individuals with comorbid SUD and other chronic conditions. […]

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    Webinar: Maximizing System-Level Data to Address Health and Social Complexity in Children – Spotlight on Oregon

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 2-3 p.m. (EST) An innovative methodology using system-level data to identify children with health complexity, based on medical and social complexity, is transforming how Oregon officials consider improving quality of care. Learn about this new standardized approach, developed by the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership and Oregon Health Authority, and how it […]

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    Webinar: State Tools to Lower Medicaid Prescription Drug Costs – Exploring Payment Methodologies for Retail and Physician-Administered Drugs

    Friday, March 29, 2019 2-3 p.m. (EST) View the slides     What payment models are the best options to allow savings?  How do state Medicaid programs know if what they pay pharmacies for retail drugs and providers for physician-administered drugs is appropriate? As states struggle with increasing prescription drug costs, they are testing various […]

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