Venue: National Academies of ScienceJune 23, 2021Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
Tom Betlach spoke on trends in nursing home quality
Addressing the Care Fragmentation Crisis for Dually Eligible Individuals
Venue: WebinarNovember 01, 2021Speakers: Tom Betlach and Darin Gordon More Info
Sponsored by the MolinaCare Accord, Darin Gordon moderated a panel that included Tom Betlachdiscussing how managed care plans, states and community-based organizations can work together to effectively integrate care for dual beneficiaries.
Behavioral Health Integration
Venue: Michigan LegislatureOctober 23, 2019Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
Tom testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee on behavioral health integration efforts. Tom highlighted the opportunities and challenges with integration providing insight based on the experiences in Arizona.
Behavioral Health Integration
Venue: Michigan Association of Health Plans July 19, 2019Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
An overview of the Arizona behavioral health integration efforts over the past decade. The presentation highlighted the efforts to integrate at the policy, payer and provider levels and a summary of the positive outcomes to date.
The Future Evolution of Medicare-Medicaid Integration, Emerging Trends: Correctional Health and Transition to Medicaid and Trends in Medicaid Procurements and RFPs
Venue: AHIP National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and DualsOctober 16-17, 2018Speakers: John McCarthy and Darin Gordon More Info
What is next for Duals programs at the state level.
Managed Care Systems – How to Integrate Physical Health with Behavioral Health/Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Venue: Keynote at North Carolina Providers Council ConferenceSeptember 27, 2017Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Discussion on best practices for integrating services within Medicaid programs.
Payment Reform and Value Based Care
A Discussion for Finance Leadership
Venue: Nashville Health Care Council – Virtual MeetingDecember 03, 2020Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
As part of the discussion with healthcare finance leadership from large healthcare companies based in Nashville, Darin Gordon discussed the macro national trends within healthcare, the unique system impacts of COVID and the things to expect as the pandemic continues to evolve.
Medicaid MCO Overview and Financing
Venue: WebinarNovember 19, 2020Speakers: Darin Gordon and Tom Betlach More Info
As part of a series of webinars funded by RWJF, Darin Gordon and Tom Betlach provided an overview of how Medicaid is financed, including discussions on program design, rate setting and managed care.
Key Trends In State And Federal-Level Payment Reform
Venue: Nashville, TN, The AJMC Institute Of Value Based Medicine: The Future Of Oncoloby Value Based CareOctober 24, 2019Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Discussion on the shifting landscape of public policy and commercial payer initiatives in value-based care. Key trends in state and federal-level payment reform.
Tennessee Value Based Payment – Journey and Lessons Learned
Venue: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policy Third Annual Value Based Healthcare Delivery SeminarSeptember 07, 2019Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Discussion of the development, implementation and operation of value based payment in TennCare.
Policy approaches to balance the healthcare spending side of the health value equation, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Venue: Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO)August 23, 2018Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
Discussion of policy trends and how Ohio continues to add episodes in its value based payment journey.
Medicaid Policy and Trends
Effective Partnerships between MCOs and CBOs
Venue: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) meetingAugust 02, 2022Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
Tom Betlach spoke at the Annual ACU meeting on the opportunities for community organizations to partner with Medicaid managed care organizations.
The Future of Government Healthcare Programs
Venue: Nashville Health Care Council Fellows MeetingMarch 11, 2022Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Darin Gordon presented on current trends in Medicaid and potential strategic and policy direction that states and federal policy makers are considering.
Medicaid MCO Authorities and Partnership Strategies
Venue: WebinarDecember 03, 2020Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
As part of a series of webinars funded by RWJF, John McCarthy presented an overview of Medicaid managed care program authorities that set the parameters to enable states to effectively design and deploy managed care programs.
A View from the States on Healthcare
Venue: Children’s Hospital Association Annual Leadership ConferenceNovember 09, 2020Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Presenting to the Children’s Hospital Association Annual Leadership Conference, Darin Gordon provided perspective on significant headwinds and tailwinds for Children’s Hospitals to be aware of in the Medicaid space.
Tribal Forum Panel
Venue: National Association of Medicaid Directors Fall MeetingNovember 11, 2019Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
Moderated and led thoughtful discussion among tribal leaders, CMS and state officials. Discussion of importance and maturation of the tribal consultation process and the need to build strong government relationships to advance initiatives to better serve tribal populations.
Venue: Bipartisan Policy Center Medicaid RoundtableOctober 21, 2019Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Discussion of strategies to improve primary care delivery within Medicaid programs.
Venue: Phoenix, AZ, Healthcare Outcomes Performance SymposiumAugust 17, 2019Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
Discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing Medicaid programs nationally and within Arizona, including ways to improve outcomes and develop a sustainable Medicaid program.
Medicaid in the Crosshairs
Venue: Berkeley Research Group Healthcare Leadership ConferenceDecember 11-13, 2017Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
A review and discussion of the proposals to cut Medicaid spending at the federal level.
State Health Policy – Challenges and Innovations
Venue: University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute 50th Anniversary Symposium, Plenary panelOctober 06, 2017Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
A discussion of current state health policy challenges, initiatives and trends in innovation.
Who Knew – Healthcare Reform Past, Present and Future
Venue: Tennessee Health Law ForumOctober 05, 2017Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
An update on health reform and the path ahead.
Covering Healthcare Policy Changes Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Venue: Poynter Institute, FloridaOctober 02, 2017Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
Discussion of recent policy changes and what lies ahead in Medicaid and CHIP.
New Administration, New Approach to Medicaid Waivers? What States are Asking For
Venue: The Alliance for Health PolicySeptember 14, 2017Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
A review of what states are putting in their 1115 waiver requests, including community engagement, health savings accounts, premiums, and eligibility changes.
Social Determinants of Health
Leveraging Technology and Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities to Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
Venue: MITRE Health Advisory Committee MeetingJuly 15, 2021Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Darin Gordon was a panelist discussing early learnings from the deployment of technology systems that connect providers with community-based organizations and the evidence that more work is needed to more effectively impact SDOH needs in vulnerable populations.
What’s Next for Social Determinants of Health – Future Health Policy Considerations
Venue: The Alliance for Health PolicyJune 11, 2019Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
Discussion of how states are trying to figure out the funding for social determinants of health, including potential sources.
Medicaid’s Role in Supporting Community Engagement & Economic Mobility
Venue: National Association of Medicaid Directors Annual ConferenceNovember 07, 2017Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Discussion on how Medicaid programs play a role in the community in health care, human services and economic mobility.
Developing a Sustainable Crisis System
Venue: National Association of State Mental Health Program DirectorsJuly 26, 2022Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
Tom Betlach presented at annual NASMHPDmeeting on strategies for developing a sustainable crisis system
Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Medicaid Members Post-Pandemic
Venue: WebinarJuly 29, 2021Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
Sponsored by the MolinaCares Accord, John McCarthy moderated a panel on innovative strategies in Medicaid managed care to address the nationwide BH epidemic highlighting how providers and MCOs are working together in new ways, such as providing an on-demand BH treatment program via telemedicine to Medicaid beneficiaries.
Innovations from Crisis: How Will COVID-19 Impact Government Programs of the Future?
Venue: Optum ForumSeptember 09, 2020Speaker: Darin Gordon More Info
Darin Gordon was a panelist to discuss the impacts of the pandemic as well as the most creative and surprising ways that states have responded.
Medicaid the Great Debate, Medicaid Innovation and Case for Change
Venue: MHPA Annual ConferenceOctober 22, 2018Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
Discussion of the impact of both the state and federal 2018 elections on medicaid and CMS priorities for 2019.
Technology and Operations
How States Can Use ARPA Funding to Support HCBS Technology Needs
Venue: Online, WebinarMarch 09, 2022Speaker: Tom Betlach More Info
Hosted by the MolinaCares Accord, Tom Betlachled a panel discussion on how states can think strategically about using ARPA funds for technology investments that benefit HCBS beneficiaries and how MCOs can support states to design and implement this strategy.
Know Before You Build: Incorporating policy and end-user experience into system modernization planning
Venue: Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC)August 14-14, 2017Speaker: John McCarthy More Info
Discussion of best practices for developing new Medicaid it systems, including the need for vendors to include policy makers in the design process.