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CHCS Webinars

These 90-minute web conferences showcase best practices and emerging issues for improving the quality of care in Medicaid. Each webinar is recorded, so presentations can be viewed at your convenience.

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

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.
January 27, 2014

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

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.
November 20, 2013

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

This webinar explored emerging Medicaid ACO models, including state trends, best practices, and lessons from the experiences of leading-edge states.
October 24, 2013

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

The webinar addressed opportunities for Medicaid stakeholders to partner with correctional systems to facilitate enrollment in coverage and also covered key implementation considerations.
September 16, 2013

The New Jersey Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Business Planning Toolkit

During this webinar, toolkit authors discussed how to use the pracatical toolkit in developing an ACO model.
July 12, 2013

Ryan White Providers and Medicaid: Preparing for 2014

This webinar was designed to orient Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs and providers to the changing landscape of 2014.
June 25, 2013

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

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.
January 25, 2013

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

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.
December 11, 2012

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

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.
November 15, 2012

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

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.
October 1, 2012

Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health: An Exploration of State Options

This 90-minute webinar from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) explored promising options for integrating physical and behavioral health services within managed delivery systems. Participants heard about new strategies for designing integrated care models and learned how three states - Vermont, Tennessee, and Arizona - are approaching integration from different vantage points.

November 15, 2011

Forecasting the Return on Investment of Health Homes and Medical Homes

During this 90-minute webinar, states, health plans, and other stakeholders learned how they can use this free, web-based tool to develop an ROI forecast, and to facilitate health home or medical home program design.

June 2, 2011
2:00-3:30 PM ET

Preparing for the Medicaid Primary Care Rate Increase

The Affordable Care Act requires and provides federal funding for states to pay Medicaid PCPs at parity with Medicare in 2013 and 2014. This CHCS webinar described how Medicaid agencies and health plans can address the numerous policy and technical issues associated with implementing this rate increase to benefit the Medicaid primary care system as it prepares for upwards of 20 million new beneficiaries.

March 30, 2011
1:00-2:30 pm ET

Stakeholder Update: California's Pilot Program for Dual Eligibles

This 90-minute webinar, coordinated with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), outlined new federal funding opportunities to integrate care for dual eligibles, detailed preliminary DHCS plans for an integrated care program pilot, and addressed the challenges and benefits other states have experienced in developing integrated care for duals.

January 12, 2011
1:00-2:30 PM PT

Advancing Integrated Models for Dual Eligibles: New Innovations and Opportunities

Through ongoing support from The Commonwealth Fund, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has helped many state innovators develop and implement new strategies to provide higher-quality and more cost-effective care for duals. This 90-minute webinar highlighted state progress from across the country and showcased innovative approaches being pursued in two states. A representative from the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Federal Coordinated Health Care Office outlined opportunities to help states achieve meaningful integration and better care for people who are dually eligible.

December 14, 2010
2:00-3:30 PM ET

Roadmap for Long-Term Supports and Services: State Innovations and Opportunities

Through support from The SCAN Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) developed a set of Profiles of State Innovation Roadmaps that synthesize lessons from state long-term supports and services (LTSS) pioneers. This 90-minute webinar summarized critical considerations for LTSS program design and highlight innovative activities in two states. A representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services outlined how states can maximize federal opportunities to build higher-quality and more cost-effective LTSS programs.

November 22, 2010
2:00-3:30 PM ET

Strategies for Finding and Engaging Medicaid Beneficiaries for Complex Care Management

This 90-minute webinar outlined the strategic approach that Washington State is using to significantly enhance consumer engagement and improve the impact of care management for adults with mental illness and/or chemical dependency, as well as physical health comorbidities.

October 5, 2010
2:00 to 3:30 pm ET

Models for Improving Medicaid Primary Care: Lessons for Health Reform

This 90-minute webinar described the evolving model of primary care, as well as practice-based primary care transformation strategies underway in two states.

July 27, 2010
1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Payment Reform: Creating a Sustainable Future for Medicaid

This 90-minute webinar explored opportunities for redesigning Medicaid payment policies to improve quality and contain costs as outlined in a recent CHCS policy brief.

June 28, 2010

Improving Chronic Care in Small, “High-Opportunity” Primary Care Practices

This 90-minute webinar presented opportunities for Medicaid agencies and health plans to improve chronic care at the small practice site.

February 24, 2010
1:00 to 2:30 pm ET
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