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Webinar Replay: What’s Next for Medicaid?

An Inside Look at Findings from the 16th Annual Kaiser 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey

This webinar was held on November 16, 2016. 

Medicaid enrollment and spending growth slowed considerably in fiscal 2016 following strong gains in 2015 driven by expansion under the Affordable Care Act, according to the 16th annual Medicaid budget survey from The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU). Still, states continue to push hard to further reform the Medicaid program, initiating a wide array of efforts to coordinate care, expand access, revamp payments, improve quality, and control costs. During this webinar, executives from Health Management Associates, which works with KCMU and the National Association of Medicaid Directors each year to conduct the survey, will outline key findings from the recently-released budget survey and discuss what it all means for the future of Medicaid.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the latest trends in long-term services and supports programs, including the continued push by states to implement Managed LTSS initiatives.
  • Find out how Medicaid programs are working to better understand social determinants of health and coordinate with organizations involved in housing supports, foster care, correctional health, and other programs for vulnerable populations.
  • Get details about state-based Medicaid delivery system and payment reform efforts, including developments in patient-centered medical homes, accountable care, and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs.
  • Learn why Medicaid spending and enrollment growth will continue to slow in 2017, and identify the key drivers of Medicaid spending growth.
  • Assess the financing of Medicaid in 2017 and beyond, when the federal matching rate for expansion enrollees begins to decline.

Barbara Edwards, Principal, Columbus, OH
Eileen Ellis, Senior Fellow, Lansing, MI
Kathy Gifford, Principal, Indianapolis, IN
Vern Smith, Senior Fellow, Lansing, MI

Who Should Attend
Medicaid directors and staff; regulators and healthcare policy analysts; executives of Medicaid managed care plans; and executives of hospitals, health systems, health centers, and long term services and other providers serving Medicaid and other vulnerable populations.