Medicaid

Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM As of June 2017, 48 states used managed care delivery systems — either managed care organizations, or primary care management models — to provide Medicaid services to children and youth with special health care needs. This session explores three state approaches to providing Medicaid services to children through these systems. The […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM The Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), funded by a federal block grant, requires Congress to periodically authorize funding so states can continue to offer these programs. While states celebrate the lowest uninsured rate for children in years, they face uncertainty about CHIP’s future as they wait for Congress to renew funding. […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Medicaid
  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Federal health policy changes are expected and states need to be ready to respond and implement new program developments quickly.This session examines the nuts and bolts of the legislative, regulatory, policy, stakeholder work, and system changes that may be required, plus potential implementation challenges for states. Speakers provide varying perspectives on […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, ACA, Exchange, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM Amid uncertainty over federal changes to the insurance markets, state leaders are pondering what the future holds for coverage and insurance markets. Can coverage reforms help curb rising cost trends? Will greater flexibility with plan designs lead to improved choice or lower costs? Will uniform plan designs help shape the quality […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Exchange, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM-11:30AM In recent years, states and CMS have collaborated on more than a dozen dual-eligible demonstrations. Other states are aligning Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans with Medicaid Long-term Services and Support plans, and working to coordinate Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery reform initiatives. In this session, a CMS official provides an […]

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