On June 27-29, approximately 30 CSG members gathered in Washington, D.C. for the first-ever Medicaid Policy Academy to learn more about Medicaid and how states can improve health outcomes for enrollees and, at the same time, run a more cost efficient program. Besides hearing from the chief federal administrator of Medicaid, Cindy Mann, Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at DHHS, attendees listened to a panel of state policymakers explain reforms to their programs in Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Georgia. Other speakers identified opportunities for reform in behavioral health, long-term care and managed care.
The meeting date coincided with the June 28 Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act. The next day, Lisa Soronen, executive director of the State and Local Legal Center, dissected the decision and what it means for states in the coming years. Her presentation was available as a free webinar to all CSG members.
See all the presentations from the Medicaid Policy Academy below.