CSG Members Attend DC Medicaid Session

More than 20 legislators from 16 states--many of them in key leadership positions on health or budget committees that deal with Medicaid in their home states--attended a CSG policy academy in Washington D.C. on September 21-23, 2016, to learn how states are making reforms in their Medicaid program that pursue the health "triple aim": improving the quality of care for individuals, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care.

Over the three day period, legislators heard from Kaiser Family Foundation and Pew Center researchers about the similarities and differences of state Medicaid programs across the country. Another panel explored how state Medicaid programs are changing as they move from fee-for-service payments that reward volume to value-based payment systems that reward quality. Several presenters addressed one of the biggest news topics of moment: the high costs of some prescription drugs. Attendees shared with one another reform efforts in their states and available evidence that the reforms are moving quality and cost needles. Key federal officials--including Vikki Wachino, the current chief administrator of Medicaid and CHIP within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serivces--provided updates on federal Medicaid policy and the outlook for the coming years. 

Attached documents include the policy academy agenda, a contact list of speakers and power point slides. Click to download the PDF documents.

Additional resources referenced by speakers and attendees are also listed below. 

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The documents listed below include the policy academy agenda, a contact list of speakers and power point slides. Click to download the PDF documents.

 

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