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 the cap. Entering its second year of implementation, what have state officials learned? How have assessments from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) informed New York’s process? Join NASHP for a state officials-only webinar to hear updates about New York’s Medicaid Drug Cap and learn more about ICER’s approach of bringing a focus on value to the current debate on high-priced prescription drugs. This webinar provides an opportunity for state officials to ask questions and explore more about what ICER is – and isn’t- and about how New York’s experience might inform other state action. This webinar is for state officials only, and will not be recorded.
The moderator is NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley.
- Amir Bassiri, MA, Senior Policy Advisor for Health, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
- Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc, Founder and President, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)
Palliative care access remains a challenge across the country, despite its alignment with many states’ goals to improve patients’ health care experience and care quality, and reduce costs. Palliative care is interdisciplinary, patient-centered care for individuals with serious illness, provided in a hospital, in the community, or in the home, that can be delivered alongside curative treatment at any time following an individual’s diagnosis.States, as regulators, payers, and innovators of health care, are uniquely positioned to improve the lives of Americans with serious illnesses by promoting access to palliative care.
In September 2018, NASHP conducted a comprehensive scan of how states are supporting the delivery of palliative care to adults. This webinar highlights major trends observed from all 50 states and Washington, DC, promising policy approaches, and key considerations for states identified through the scan. Additionally, the webinar features Texas’ work to advance palliative care through stakeholder engagement and Medicaid quality improvement initiatives. This webinar is supported through The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Kitty Purington, Senior Program Director, NASHP
Rani Snyder, Program Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation
Rachel Donlon, Project Director, NASHP
Jimmy Blanton, Director, Health Quality Institute, Medicaid and CHIP Services, Texas Health and Human Services
Increasing rates of virologic suppression among people living with HIV is critically important to improving their quality of life and decreasing the risk of further HIV transmission. For the last 12 months, the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group has worked with state health departments and Medicaid agencies from 19 states to develop and implement performance improvement projects aimed at improving rates of sustained virologic suppression among Medicaid beneficiaries living with HIV. This webinar featured leaders from the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy in the US Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also featured Affinity Group states, Alaska and North Carolina, that shared lessons learned and best practices from their performance improvement projects.
The Affinity Group is a joint initiative among the following Department of Health and Human Services agencies: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Health Resources and Services Administration, in collaboration with the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, and in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy.
Moderator: Alan Weil, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
Presenters: Sonya Schwartz, Program Director and Chris Cantrell, Policy Analyst, National Academy for State Health Policy
Pam Silberman, President & CEO, North Carolina Institute of Medicine
Joe Flores, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, Virginia Senate Finance Committee
Greg Allen, Director Financial Planning and Policy, New York State Department of Health
How effectively are states coordinating across departments to implement health reform? What are some strategies for earning grant funding and developing health-reform human resources? How are states tackling the work that comes with modifying state laws and policies in preparation for 2014? This State Refor(u)m webinar will answer these questions, with representatives from states describing their challenges and solutions navigating the many interlocking provisions of the ACA. The conversation will size up many components of health reform—from coverage and access to provider capacity and coordination of care—and offer ideas for building them into a comprehensive and strategic implementation experience.
Presenters Sonya Schwartz and Chris Cantrell will highlight many of the coordination ideas posted on State Refor(u)m by its community of users, so add your coordination work to the collection of documents and comments, after you register to attend the webinar.