Health Committee Meeting—Medicaid
Updates from CMS and the States
August 4, 2014 Panel Discussion, Baltimore, Maryland
The Health Committee hosted a panel discussion with updates from CMS and two states that have expanded Medicaid coverage. Panelists shared state strategies for serving new populations within the context of the Affordable Care Act, as well as strategies for improving the quality of care, engaging providers and controlling costs in the program.
Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried, New York, Chair
Assemblyman Gottfried discussed New York’s Medicaid managed care programs, focusing on new populations being phased in, including patients with HIV/AIDS or developmental disabilities, and new strategies for integrating delivery and coordinating care.
Olivia Puckett, Administrator, Connecticut Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council
Olivia Puckett provided a background on Connecticut’s Medicaid program, “Husky Health,” and the innovations Connecticut has implemented in the context of the Affordable Care Act with particular focus on programs supporting dental health, obstetrics and intensive care management.
Clare Wrobel, State Innovation Model, CMS
Clare Wrobel presented an overview of the CMS State Innovation Model Initiative, including the purpose, focus areas and expectations of the initiative, as well as an update on the six state innovation models from Round One.