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Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) 

Register Now: Medicaid Value-Based Payment Approaches and Key Design Considerations National Learning Webinar (October 5, 2017)

To assist Medicaid and CHIP agencies, CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) will host a state learning webinar on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET on Medicaid value-based payment (VBP) approaches, including key considerations when selecting and designing a VBP approach. The webinar will:

  • Review the goals of VBP strategies and the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’s Alternative Payment Models Framework.
  • Detail common Medicaid VBP approaches, such as pay for performance, bundled payments, shared savings/shared risk approaches, and global payments.
  • Outline design elements and factors for consideration, such as measure selection, risk adjustment, and attribution, before implementing an approach.
  • Describe features of and considerations for implementing VBP in Medicaid managed care programs.

This is the first webinar of a series of VBP-focused national learning webinars the Medicaid IAP is hosting in October/November. Subsequent webinars will build off the concepts shared during this first webinar, but you do not need to join the first one to participate in the others.

Register Now: Medicaid Value-Based Payment Approaches for Children's Oral Health National Learning Webinar (October 19, 2017)

To assist state Medicaid/CHIP dental program staff, state Medicaid directors, and other state officials, CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) will host a webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET on Medicaid Value-Based Payment (VBP) approaches for Children’s Oral Health. This is the second webinar of a series of VBP-focused national learning webinars the Medicaid IAP is hosting in October/November. This webinar will:

  • Share perspectives about the need for payment reform in children’s oral health
  • Describe Medicaid VBP approaches that states can use to improve children’s oral health outcomes
  • Provide examples of Medicaid VBP approaches in children’s oral health:
    • Texas First Dental Home
    • Oregon Health Authority

Please save the date and be on the look-out for more information about the other VBP-focused national learning webinars the Medicaid IAP is hosting:

  • Medicaid Value-Based Payments for Substance Use Disorders- October 26th, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Medicaid Value-Based Payments for Maternal and Infant Health- November 2nd, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Register Now: Improving the Quality of Medicaid Encounter Data National Learning Webinar (October 12, 2017)

To assist Medicaid and CHIP agencies with their data analytic needs, CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) will host a state learning webinar on Thursday, October 12th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET on improving the quality of Medicaid encounter data. In this interactive webinar, states will learn about approaches to improving their encounter data.

Presenters will share different perspectives on improving the quality of encounter data. A guest speaker from the state of Minnesota will discuss their Medicaid managed care structure data flow and their approaches to quality assurance, benchmarking, and timely data feedback. Additionally, a representative from the National Association of Health Data Organizations will discuss best practices in data collection, analytics, and output reports for encounter data, as well as the use of shared or public data to improve results.

Register Now: State Measurement Strategies that Drive Physical and Mental Health Integration (October 30, 2017)

As part of CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP), we are sharing lessons learned from working with state Medicaid agencies on physical and mental health integration via a national webinar series. All state Medicaid agencies and interested stakeholders are invited to join the second webinar on Monday, October 30, 2017, 3:00 -4:30 PM ET. This webinar will feature Dr. Harold Pincus from Columbia University along with state Medicaid representatives from Colorado and Maine sharing their experiences with measuring physical/mental health integration. Speakers will discuss their measurement approaches, as well as concrete state strategies to measure integration, both in how providers are delivering care, and in health outcomes. The measurement strategies presented on this webinar will be applicable to a variety of states interested in developing or strengthening their measurement approaches to support, track, and sustain their integration efforts.

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Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Template for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the CHIP State Plan template (MS Word 206.04 KB) to facilitate state efforts in submission of a state plan amendment to document consistency with parity regulations published on March 30, 2016. The rule is designed to strengthen access to mental health and substance use services for people with Medicaid or CHIP coverage, aligning with protections already required of private health plans. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 generally requires that health insurance plans treat mental health and substance use disorder benefits comparable to medical and surgical benefits. The template is designed to help simplify the state plan amendment process for states to demonstrate that CHIP is consistent with these rules. 

Updates for MHPAEA were made to sections 6 and 8. A SOTA webinar is scheduled on October 5th at 1:30 pm (EST) to provide states with a walk through of the template. We are available to provide individual technical assistance to states on this topic at any time. Please contact your CHIP Project Officer if you have any questions or would like to set up a technical assistance call. 

Thursday, October 5 2017 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET.

Audio option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Participant Code:  900 547 849

Audio option #2 and Webinar 

Value-Based/Pay for Performance Rate Methodologies in a FFS Environment Training

This training will highlight promising practices and strategies for developing value-based/pay for performance rate methodologies in a FFS environment. Lewis & Ellis with assistance from Navigant Consulting is currently the training lead through the Rate Review Multi-Award Contract overseen by the Division of Long Term Services & Supports (DLTSS). Lewis & Ellis and Navigant Consulting will present the training and Ralph Lollar, DLTSS Division Director, and the DLTSS Team will support the training and lead the Q&A Session.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:30-12pm ET

Audio Option #1: Dial: 1-844-396-8222 Participant Code: 902 215 180

Audio Option #2 and Webinar 

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