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Thursday, December 11, 2014: This webinar provides an opportunity for states to learn more about NASHP’s 2014-2016 Learning Collaborative, Supporting State Strategies to Design and Deliver Whole-Person Care in Ambulatory Settings. This Learning Collaborative offers Technical Assistance to states as they develop and implement programs to integrate primary care, behavioral health, and social services for individuals with chronic medical conditions and comorbidities- particularly vulnerable, low-income populations. Webinar participants had the opportunity to review the Request for Applications (RFA) with NASHP team members and ask questions regarding the application process.

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    Monday, December 15, 2014: This panel-style webinar features a discussion with representatives from a commercial plan, a self-insured purchaser, a large health system, and a primary care provider. Panelists discuss their interaction with state delivery and payment transformation as well as their goals and motivations for participating in such efforts. The webinar audience learns about the unique challenges that each of these stakeholders face in implementing state health system reforms and the ways in which states can better collaborate with payers, purchasers, and providers.

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    Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Rocky performance during the first open enrollment period left states looking for solutions to improve system functioning and consumer experience. This webinar explores strategies and challenges in OE2 from the perspective of a state-based exchange and a Medicaid agency in a federally facilitated marketplace state. State panelists from Idaho and Oklahoma share their early experiences and successes in OE2 and shed some light on new strategies states are using to make the enrollment and renewal process more streamlined. Jennifer Sullivan from Enroll America moderates and provides background of lessons learned and new strategies states are implementing in OE2.

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    Monday, October 27, 2014: NASHP and the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) host an informational webinar about a new grant program with the goal of enhancing understanding of how states are trying to improve their health care systems as well as the impacts of those improvements. This webinar is moderated by NASHP Interim Executive Director Neva Kaye and features speakers from HCCI to discuss the research engagement and explain the grant program, as well as offers an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions about the call for proposals.

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    Thursday, October 16, 2014: As states transform their payment and delivery systems to reward value, reliable and aligned quality measurement is increasingly important. How do states prioritize among the plethora of existing measures, and how do they ultimately define value? This webinar highlights technical and strategic approaches to identifying, selecting, aligning, and implementing quality measures across payers and delivery system models.

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    Tuesday, September 30, 2014: The ways that states structure their employee health plans affect their fiscal health; their ability to recruit and retain qualified staff to deliver critical public services; and their employees’ physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. A new report by the State Health Care Spending Project – an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — provides a first-of-its kind analysis of the costs and characteristics of state employee health plans, and offers nationwide benchmarks against which states can be compared.

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    Tuesday, September 9, 2014: Care coordination provides a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families, helping to ensure that a child receives additional screening, diagnosis and/or treatment as recommended by a health care practitioner. Care coordination strategies can help link providers and care settings by facilitating the arrangement of: appointments, referral forms, transportation, reminders and follow-up, and feedback reporting. This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to coordinate care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.

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    Thursday, August 14, 2014: This webinar introduces a new tool for state policymakers: A Roadmap for State Policymakers to Use Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Inform Decision Making (coming August 5, 2014). With support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), NASHP created this guide to assist states in making evidence-based policy decisions. This webinar provides an overview of the Roadmap and discusses how policymakers can—and are—using research to inform their work with a particular focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

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    Tuesday, August 12, 2014: There is strong evidence that team-based primary care has significant benefits for patients and providers. Some care teams now include non-clinicians, such as medical assistants, health coaches, care coordinators, or community health workers. This requires both a financing source to support non-clincians’ services and training to integrate them with clinical care teams. This webinar provides context on the evidence supporting expanded roles for non-clinicians as members of care teams, and highlights case studies from two states, Maine and South Carolina, that have successfully leveraged Medicaid financing for non-clinician services and harnessed training opportunities to support expanded roles within redesigned primary care teams.

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    Tuesday, July 29, 2014: This webinar explores the leap from health system transformation planning to practice by showcasing four leading states that are designing and implementing multi-payer payment reforms. Through a facilitated discussion, state officials discuss policy levers to shift payment systems away from fee-for-service, offer strategies for sustaining stakeholder momentum and commitment, and share perspectives on promising practices for and operational challenges of turning a plan for multi-payer payment reform into reality.

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