Medicaid Leadership Policy Academy 2014

Twenty-one state legislators from 14 states gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15-17, 2014, for a CSG-led Medicaid Leadership Policy Academy. Almost 50 percent of the attendees were chairs or vice-chairs of health committees in their home states. Nearly half were health care professionals outside their legislative duties. 

The meeting was a follow-up to the Medicaid Policy Academies CSG has held in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for legislatos who have been newly elected to positions of leadership in the health policy arena or who have been identified by their colleagues as rising stars in health policy. 

Managed care, tobacco cessation and mental health were issues of concentration for the 2014 Medicaid Leadership Policy Academy. Click here for the agenda. Click here for more information on attendees, speakers and sponsors or see the links provided below. 

Read CSG Sept. 25, 2014, E-newsletter coverage of managed care here



John Mountjoy, Director of Policy, Research & Strategic Initiatives, CSG

 Download the presentation "Welcome" in PDF.

Julia Paradise, Associate Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured 

 Download the presentation "Medicaid Managed Care" in PDF.

Additional resources: 

Paul Dioguardi, Director, Intergovernmental and External Affairs, DHHS

Nicole C. Jarrett, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments Justice Center

 Download the presentation "Medicaid Funding Opportunities for People with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System" in PDF.

Additional resources:

Thomas M. Moriarty, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CVS Health 

 Download the presentation "Expanding our Commitment to Smoking Cessation" in PDF.

Paul G. Billings, Senior Vice President,  Advocacy & Education, American Lung Association

 Download the presentation "Helping Smokers on Medicaid Quit" in PDF.

Jesse Cross-Call, Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

 Download the presentation "Medicaid Expansion and Medicaid Expansion Waivers" in PDF (no audio)

Additional resources:

Justin Senior, Florida Medicaid Director

 Download the presentation "Florida's Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program" in PDF.

Additional resources:


John W. Koehn, President, Amerigroup New Jersey, Inc.

 Download the presentation "Approaches to Medicaid Managed Care" in PDF.


Josh Trent, Health Subcommittee staff, Energy & Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

 Download the presentation charts in PDF.

Additional resources:

Policy Academy Resources:

 State of Obesity 2014 in PDF.

 Health and Economic Benefits of Improving Access to Obesity Treatments in PDF.

Policy Academy Documentation:

 Sponsor Contact Information in PDF.

 CSG Staff Contact Information in PDF.

 Attendees Contact Information in PDF.

 Speakers Biographies and Contact Information in PDF.