Medicaid Policy Academy 2015 Takes Up Long-Term Care and Supports

Long-term care and supports were the focus of the 2015 CSG Medicaid Policy Academy, held in Washington, D.C., June 17-19, 2015. The 30 registered CSG members came from 19 states. Home states are marked in purple in the map below. Over the four years CSG has convened the Medicaid Policy Academy, legislators from 42 states have participated. 

The program concluded with a plenary session featuring Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, medical director of the Urban Health Institute at the Cooper University Healthcare as well as the founder and executive director of Camden (N.J.)  Coalition of Healthcare Providers. In 2013, Dr. Brenner was named a MacArthur Fellow for his work on addressing the health care needs of the chronically ill in impoverished neighborhoods. 

See all the presentations from the Medicaid Policy Academy below. For a copy of the agenda click here. Speaker biographies and contact information are posted here. A list of meeting sponsors is posted here

(Video files with audio will be available soon.)


Robin Rudowitz, Associate Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation

  Download the Presentation: "Medicaid Overview" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio) 

                        Additional resources from KFF: Medicaid at 50, The ACA and Medicaid Expansion Waivers


Matt McKillop, Research Officer, State Health Care Spending Project, Pew Chartible Trusts

  Download the Presentation: "State Health Care Spending Trends" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio) 

                        Additional resources from Pew: State Health Care Spending on Medicaid, State Prison Health Care Spending, State Employee Health Plan Spending 


Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Mental Health America 

 Download the Presentation: "Behavioral Health and Medicaid: How Medicaid Can Be Leveraged to Improve Behavioral Health" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)


Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors

 Download the Presentation: "Big Medicaid Issues: Present and Future" as a Video (with audio) 


Seema Verma, President, SVC Consulting 

  Download the Presentation: "HIP 2.0: Healthy Indiana Plan" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)


Karen Bowling, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia

 Download the Presentation: "The History and Future of the WV Medicaid Expansion" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)


Christina Cousart, Policy Specialist, National Academy for State Health Policy

  Download the Presentation: "A Primer on State Health Insurance Marketplaces" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)


Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President and Director of Public Policy Institute, AARP

  Download the Presentation: "Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)


Elaine Ryan, Vice President, Government Affairs State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, AARP

  Download the Presentation: "Promising State Programs to Support Family Caregivers" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)

                        State legislators discuss CARE legislation: Sen. Terry Burton (MS), Rep. Tommy Benton (GA), Rep. Deborah Armstrong (NM), Rep. Ed Clere (IN), Rep. Tina Liebling (MN), Sen. Mae Flexer (CT)


Barbara Selter, Maximus

  Download the Presentation; "Lessons Learned from the Dual Eligibles Demonstrations" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)


Jeffrey Brenner, Founder and Executive Director, Camden Coaliton of Healthcare Providers 

      Download the Presentation; "Delivering Better Care at Lower Cost for Complex Patients" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)

                                See CSG The Current State e-newsletter coverage of presentation, "Doctor Says, 'We need to rationalize care'," here