Kaiser Briefing to Release 50-State Survey Data on Medicaid Managed Care Programs
Most Medicaid beneficiaries nationally are enrolled in some form of managed care, and, with current budget pressure and health reform on the horizon, states are expected to increase their reliance on managed care to deliver services in their Medicaid programs. At a policy briefing at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, September 13, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) will release data from a new comprehensive 50-state survey of Medicaid managed care programs. The survey documents the diversity of state Medicaid managed care programs and examines how states monitor access and quality. It also explores emerging initiatives to improve care coordination, including managed long-term care and efforts targeted toward dual eligibles. And it offers perspective on the directions that Medicaid managed care may take in the coming years and under health reform.
At the briefing, Julia Paradise, an Associate Director of the KCMU, and Vernon K. Smith, Managing Principal, Health Management Associates, will present the survey findings. A panel of state Medicaid officials will offer perspectives, including Craigan Gray, Director, Division of Medical Assistance, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health; and Joe Vesowate, Deputy Director, Managed Care Operations, Medicaid and CHIP Division, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President of The Kaiser Family Foundation and Executive Director of the KCMU, will moderate.
Policy Briefing, Comprehensive 50-State Survey of Medicaid Managed Care Programs
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET (Registration and breakfast beginning at 9 a.m.)
Barbara Jordan Conference Center (Kaiser Family Foundation Office)
1330 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. (one block west of Metro Center)
Please register online to attend this event in person.