NASHP hosted a webinar to accompany and expand on its recently-published toolkit, State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas. During the webinar, state officials from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) describe their state’s initiatives to support older adults living in rural areas, highlighting the use of innovative technology to solutions to improve service delivery and address social determinants of health.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
2-3 p.m. (ET)
Palliative care has been shown to decrease costs for those with serious illness, however many states struggle with how to expand access to this service and ensure quality. NASHP’s upcoming webinar, supported by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation, will highlight how New York embeds palliative care into its Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, and implemented a uniform assessment tool to track outcomes. A speaker from the National Committee for Quality Assurance will describe the work that organization has led to develop quality measures related to serious illness care. The webinar will provide participants with an overview of the landscape of palliative care quality measurement, how quality measures can be utilized, and highlight state strategies to improve tracking and reporting on quality palliative care measures. For more information, please contact Madeline Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
3:30-4:30 p.m. (ET)
Faced with rising prescription drug costs, state Medicaid programs are implementing innovative policies to manage their pharmacy benefit and find savings. This webinar, for state officials only, is an opportunity to hear officials from three leading states:
- West Virginia carved pharmacy benefits out of its Medicaid managed care program in 2017 and reports that its shift to a fee-for-service model saved the state over $54 million in state fiscal year 2018.
- In response to a report demonstrating the cost to the state when pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) profit from “spread pricing,” Ohio began requiring managed care plans’ contracts with PBMs to include a transparent, pass-through payment model and to prohibit spread pricing as of January 2019. Ohio’s recently passed 2020 budget bill goes a step farther, requiring all managed care plans to contract with a single PBM, which is selected by the Ohio’s Medicaid department.
- To lower the cost of drugs and maximize rebate potential, Washington’s Medicaid program implemented a single formulary for all managed care and fee-for-service pharmacy benefits on Jan. 1, 2018.
This webinar is for state officials only and will not be recorded.
Moderator: Trish Riley, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
- Brian Thompson, MS, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services, Bureau for Medical Services, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
- Vicki Cunningham, PharmD, former Director of Pharmacy Services, Bureau for Medical Services, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
- Maureen Corcoran, MBA, MSN, Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid
- Donna Sullivan, MS, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Washington Health Care Authority