CHCS - Center for Health Care Strategies

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The Center for Health Care Strategies hosts a variety of public and private events addressing best practices and emerging issues in improving quality for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Details about select upcoming and recently held events can be found below. You can also download resources from past webinars or meetings.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Improving Psychotropic Medication Oversight and Monitoring: Educating and Engaging Key Stakeholders

April 11, 2014

During this session, speakers from Ohio and Texas will highlight their states' efforts to engage providers, case workers, families, and youth in improving the use of psychotropic medications among children in foster care.

Facilitating Cross-System Data Sharing for Psychotropic Medication Oversight and Monitoring

January 29, 2014

This webinar explored Oregon and Rhode Island's successful efforts to develop and implement cross-system data-sharing mechanisms for better oversight and monitoring of psychotropic medication use among children and youth in foster care.

Exploring Access and Quality in Medicaid Pediatric and Obstetric Care: A Three-State Analysis

January 27, 2014

CHCS staff will discussed the findings of a study of Medicaid-contracted pediatric and obstetric practices in fee-for-service or primary care case management delivery systems in Arkansas, Iowa, and Pennsylvania, and the efforts of high-volume practices to improve access and quality.

Children's Behavioral Health Care Use in Medicaid: Implications for States

November 20, 2013

This webinar highlighted findings of the Children's Faces of Medicaid study and provided on-the-ground perspectives from Georgia and Maryland on how these findings can inform state quality improvement efforts and policy reforms.

Planning for Accountability: Emerging Medicaid ACO Models and Key Issues for States

October 24, 2013

This webinar explored emerging Medicaid ACO models, including state trends, best practices, and lessons from the experiences of leading-edge states.

Preparing for Medicaid Expansion: Ensuring Health Care Access for Individuals with Criminal Justice Involvement

September 16, 2013

The webinar addressed opportunities for Medicaid stakeholders to partner with correctional systems to facilitate enrollment in coverage and also covered key implementation considerations.

Effective Practices with Juvenile Justice Involved Youth

July 19, 2013

This ninety-minute webinar provided an overview of effective practices that care management entities should consider when working with this population.

Quality of Care Measures for the Use of Psychotropic Medication Among Children in Foster Care: A Preview of the Work of the PMQIC Data Workgroup

July 17, 2013

This webinar will describe the work and results of this process, which may help other states in their own efforts to determine key measures to track and how to define them.

The New Jersey Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Business Planning Toolkit

July 12, 2013

During this webinar, toolkit authors discussed how to use the pracatical toolkit in developing an ACO model.

Ryan White Providers and Medicaid: Preparing for 2014

June 25, 2013

This webinar was designed to orient Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs and providers to the changing landscape of 2014.

Models of Agency Consent for Psychotropic Medications for Children and Youth in Child Welfare

June 10, 2013

This webinar offered "how-tos" on agency consent for psychotropic medications for children in foster care, highlighting three state models that rely on medical expertise to inform consent decisions.

Innovations in Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Updates from Three State Pioneers

January 25, 2013

This 90-minute webinar will include presentations from two states that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CMS for the Financial Alignment Demonstration: Massachusetts, which is building a capitated model, and Washington, which is developing a managed fee-for-service approach.

Person-Centered Quality Measurement for Individuals Using Long-Term Services and Supports

December 11, 2012

This webinar will present one new and one established approach to collecting information directly from individuals who receive long-term services and supports, and address policy and operational lessons to inform other state efforts to monitor the quality of care delivered by their programs.

Advancing Medicaid Care Management and Health Home Design: Lessons from Washington State

November 15, 2012

This 90-minute webinar will summarize the King County Care Partners (KCCP) approach, highlight key evaluation findings, and address policy and operational lessons to inform other state care management efforts.

Integrating Medicaid Physical and Behavioral Health Services: Lessons from Pennsylvania's Serious Mental Illness Innovations Project

October 1, 2012

This 90-minute webinar described the innovative care management and integration approach behind Pennsylvania's SMI Innovations regional pilots, highlighted key findings from the program evaluation, and addressed policy and operational lessons to help inform other state care management efforts.

CME Considerations for Serving Youth in Transition

June 27, 2012

This two hour webinar addressed what CMEs need to consider in adapting services and supports when working with transition-age youth.

CHIPRA Webinar: CME Engagement and Work with Judges and the Court

March 1, 2012

This webinar provided an overview of best practice approaches to interactions between care management entities, and judges and the court.


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