New Tactics for Building Medical Homes in State Medicaid and CHIP Programs

For the past year, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has worked with a group of eight states (Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia) to develop medical home programs.  Over the past 12 months, these eight states, referred to as the Medical Homes II Consortium, have made strides toward this goal.  This webcast, featuring policymakers from the eight states, will highlight a variety of their achievements in the areas of forming partnerships, defining and recognizing medical homes, reforming payment, supporting practices, and measuring progress.   New and innovative strategies developed by the states may provide inspiration and guidance to officials in other states.  This event is made possible through the generous support of The Commonwealth Fund.



Presenter Information:

Mary Takach, MPH, RN
Program Manager, NASHP

Melinda K. Abrams, MS
Assistant Vice President, Patient-Centered Coordinated Care, The Commonwealth Fund
Nancy Wikle
Care Management Section Supervisor, Medicaid and Health Services Branch, Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services

Bryan Tomlinson, MPH
Director, Division of Health Care Services, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Bery Engebretsen, MD
Medical Director, Primary Health Care, Inc.

Barbara (Barb) Langner, PhD
Medicaid Director, Kansas Health Policy Authority

Patricia (Pat) Taft
Program Specialist, Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Ben Steffen, MA
Center Director, Maryland Health Care Commission

Robert Moon, MD
Medical Director and Deputy Commissioner Health Systems, Alabama Medicaid Agency

Leslie A. Weems, LMSW
Senior Policy Analyst and Project Manager, Medicaid/CHIP Division, Texas Health and Human Services Commission


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