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Getting the Most Bang for Our Post-Health Reform Buck: Enrolling and Retaining Everyone Who’s Eligible


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

One of the main goals of health reform is to increase access to health care.  Frequently overlooked in this effort is finding effective and efficient mechanisms for determining eligibility and enrolling those who are eligible for existing public programs, primarily Medicaid and the the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

How can recruitment and enrollment be streamlined? How can enrollment in public programs affect states’ budgets?  To answer these questions and others, the Alliance for Health Reform and PhRMA sponsored a December 1 briefing.

Speakers

 Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, Moderator
 Stan Dorn, The Urban Institute, Speaker
 Ruth Kennedy, LaCHIP and Medicaid Eligibility, State of Louisiana, Speaker
 Tricia Brooks, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Speaker
 Stan Rosenstein, Health Management Associates, Speaker
(Click on the camera icon to see a video of the speaker's presentation.)

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: Getting the Most Bang for Our Post-Health Reform Buck: Enrolling and Retaining Everyone Who’s Eligible (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 12/1/2009
Event Summary: Event Summary (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 12/1/2009
Full Webcast/Podcast: Getting the Most Bang for Our Post-Health Reform Buck: Enrolling and Retaining Everyone Who’s E

The full webcast and podcast for this briefing, as well as videos of individual speakers' presentations, are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaker Presentations

Stan Dorn's Presentation (PowerPoint), 12/1/2009
Ruth Kennedy's Presentation (PowerPoint), 12/1/2009
Stan Rosenstein's Presentation (PowerPoint), 12/1/2009
Tricia Brook's Presentation (PowerPoint), 12/1/2009

(If you want to download one or more slides from these presentations, contact us at info@allhealth or click here for instructions.)

Source Materials

Speaker Biographies (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Alliance for Health Reform, 12/1/2009
Selected Experts (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Alliance for Health Reform, 12/1/2009
Applying 21st Century Eligibility and Enrollment Methods to National Health Care Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Urban Institute, 12/1/2009
The Secrets of Massachusetts’ Success: Why 97 Percent of State Residents Have Health Coverage (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, 11/1/2009
- This 15-page report describes in some detail the techniques Massachusetts used to provide health coverage to so many uninsured residents in a relatively short time.
Excerpts from: The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Providing High-Quality, Affordable Health Coverage to All Children Through National Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 5/1/2009
Coordinating Medicaid and CHIP (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 3/1/2009
Event Summary (Adobe Acrobat PDF), , 12/1/2009

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

Medicaid Performance Bonus, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 4/6/2009
The Louisiana Experience: Successful Steps to Improve Retention in Medicaid and SCHIP, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 2/1/2009
Medicaid Performance Bonus 5 of 8 Requirements, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 4/1/2009
Weathering the Storm: States Move Forward on Child and Family Health Coverage Despite Tough Economic Climate, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 11/1/2009
Improving Enrollment and Retention in Medicaid and CHIP: Federal Options for a Changing Landscape (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 8/1/2009
Building Efficient and Effective Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Systems: Core Requirements to Ensure the Greatest Value for Children and Families, The Children's Partnership, 10/1/2009
Maximizing Kids' Enrollment in Medicaid and SCHIP: What Works in Reaching, Enrolling and Retaining Eligible Children (Adobe Acrobat PDF),National Academy for State Health Policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2/1/2009
Express Lane Eligibility Efforts: Lessons Learned from Early State Cross-Program Enrollment Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Children's Partnership, 8/1/2009
Secretary Sebelius Awards $40 Million to States to Find, Enroll Children in CHIP, Medicaid, HHS Press Office, 11/30/2009
Retaining Benefits: An Important Aspect of Increasing Enrollment (Adobe Acrobat PDF),National Council on Aging, 8/1/2009
Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Coverage Expansion and Simplification: Early Data on Program Impact (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, 10/1/2009
Child Friendly? How Texas' Policy Choices Affect Whether Children Get Enrolled and Stay Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Center for Public Policy Priorities, The Texas Association of Community Health Centers, 2/1/2009

Photos

Tricia Brooks, senior fellow at Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families, discusses how to overcome barriers to enrollment and retention in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. From the Dec. 1 briefing cosponsored by PhRMA. (13 min.)

Stan Rosenstein of Health Management Associates describes the challenges states face when they simplify Medicaid enrollment and retention. From the Dec. 1 briefing cosponsored by PhRMA.

Ruth Kennedy, director of the Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP), discusses her state's successes in streamlining Medicaid and LaCHIP enrollment and retention. From the Dec. 1 briefing cosponsored by PhRMA.

Stan Dorn, senior research associate at the Urban Institute, describes ways to streamline enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. From the Dec. 1 briefing cosponsored by PhRMA. (11 min.)

 

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