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Webinars

May 9, 2016 Webinar: The potential of palliative care and how it could benefit seriously ill Connecticut Medicaid members

 

Palliative care offers great potential to improve and extend the lives of people with serious illness, allowing them to get care at home if they wish, while controlling costs. In addition to her considerable expertise and knowledge, Dr. Diane Meier is an enthusiastic advocate for palliative care. She directs the Center to Advance Palliative Care in addition to her position on the faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Among many awards, she won a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship. Hear from Dr. Meier about the potential of palliative care and how it could benefit seriously ill Connecticut Medicaid members.

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June 22, 2015 Webinar: Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients – Lessons for Connecticut

Clemons Hong, MD, MPH of Massachusetts General Hospital and Hardvard Medical School

Evidence is growing that we cannot fix our health care system without addressing the needs of the small number of patients with very complex and costly health problems. Luckily Connecticut can learn from other programs across the US as we build reforms for our state and our Medicaid program. On this webinar we heard from Clemons Hong, MD, MPH; in addition to coordinating complex care management programs on the ground, Dr. Hong has written extensively about lessons learned across the country.

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May 20, 2015 Webinar: CSG/ERC Webinar: Health Insurance Exchanges - States Sharing Resources, Solving Problems

Peter VanLoon Hear Peter VanLoon, of AccessHealthCT, and Subramanian Muniasamy of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, described how sharing resources and lessons between their states has helped both exchanges improve over the last two years. Subramanian Muniasamy
Peter VanLoon   Subramanian Muniasamy

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November 18, 2014 Webinar: Provider Payment Reform Options: Aspiration Meets Reality

Join Bob Berenson, MD of the Urban Institute as he explains health care payment reform options. Dr. Berenson will focus particularly on shared savings models as Connecticut is considering for both the Medicaid health neighborhood pilots and the larger SIM plan.


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Bob Berenson of the Urban Institute
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May 29, 2014 - Webinar: The value of NCQA recognition of patient-centered medical homes

Webinar: The value of NCQA recognition of patient-center homes

Join us for a webinar with National Committee for Quality Assurance experts Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 1 pm to learn about their patient-centered medical home recognition standards updated for 2014. NCQA has the most widely adopted standards, with a growing list of 1,009 certified PCMHs in Connecticut. There is substantial evidence linking nationally recognized PCMHs with the triple aim of improving patient experience of care, improving health outcomes, and controlling costs. One in three CT Medicaid consumers is now served in a nationally certified PCMH and enjoying better quality of care, improved access and lowered costs since the adoption of PCMHs in the program. NCQA has invested over $9 million in continual improvements to their standards and employs dozens of staff to oversee the recognition process. Learn more about NCQA’s national resources that Connecticut can draw on to provide value to our state.

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April 17, 2014 - Webinar: Measuring quality and value at CrystalRun Healthcare ACO

CrystalRun Healthcare is one of seven NCQA accredited ACOs in the nation. NCQA requires robust quality improvement systems for accreditation, including under-service monitoring. Learn how CrystalRun Healthcare uses physician variation as a clue to reduce costs and improve access. They have reduced per patient costs by 7.6% without compromising outcomes over 2 years by decreasing the number of visits per patient, without impacting outcomes or quality, they were able to serve more patients - in essence increasing their workforce by 2.5 doctor/equivalents. Panelists include Co-Chief Clinical Transformation Officers Jonathan Nasser, MD Division Leader, Pediatrics, and Scott Hines, MD Medical Specialties Medical Director.

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Jonathan Nasser, MD

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December 28, 2011 - What States Can Do About Health Care Overuse, with Rosemary Gibson, author of The Treatment Trap and Wall of Silence.

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November 14, 2011 - CSG/ERC Webinar: Update from the Congressional Super Committee

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November 9, 2011 - State employee plan new health enhancement program

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September 30, 2011 - New England comparative effectiveness council webinar

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August 1, 2011 - URAC patient-centered medical home standards webinar

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July 25, 2011 - NCQA Patient centered medical home standards update

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May 11, 2011 - One Region's Experience with Patient Consent in Health Information Exchange

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April 4, 2011 - Basic Health Program: Issues for Consumers and States, Stan Dorn, Urban Institute

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February 22, 2011 - Connecticut health information exchange up and running, Scott Cleary of eHealthCT

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October 12, 2010 - Transitions in Caregiving: Localizing and Personlizing Caregiver Supports in New Hampshire

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June 9, 2010 - Risk adjusting provider payments, Diane Laurent and David Williams of Milliman

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March 31, 2010 - National health care reform and what it means for CT, Congressman Joe Courtney

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March 1, 2010 - Cindy Lord of the American Academy of Physician Assistants for the SustiNet Health Care Workforce Task Force

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Cindy Lord, American Academy of Physician Assistants

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February 25, 2010 - Connecticut Department of Public Health for the SustiNet Health Care Workforce Task Force

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Kristine Sullivan on the public health workforce

Jennifer Filippone on J-1 Visas and online licensure

Johanna Davis about the National Health Service Corps

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February 24, 2010 - Lee Partridge of the National Partnership for Women and Families for the SustiNet Patient Centered Medical Home Committee

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Lee Partridge, National Partnership for Women and Families

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February 23, 2010 - Jim Hester of Vermont's Health Care Reform Commission and Ann Torregrossa of the Pennsylvania's Governor's Office of Health Care Reform for the SustiNet Patient Centered Medical Home and Health Care Quality and Provider Committees.

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Ann S. Torregrossa, Esq., Director, Governor's Office of Health Care Reform, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Jim Hester, PhD, Director, Vermont Health Care Reform Commission

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February 22, 2010 - Tanya Court of the Fairfield County Business Council, Margaret Flinter from the Primary Care Authority and Alice Pritchard and Mary Ann Hanley of the Allied Health Workforce Policy Board for the SustiNet Health Care Workforce Task Force.

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Tanya Court, Fairfield County Business Council

Dr. Alice Pritchard, Executive Director, CT Women's Education and Legal Fund

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February 17, 2010 - Connecticut Pharmacists Association on a medication management pilot program for Medicaid clients for the SustiNet Patient Centered Medical Home Committee.

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Integrating Pharmacists in the Patient-centered Medical Home: Marghie Giuliano, RPH, CAE – Connecticut Pharmacists Association, Marie Smith, PharmD – UConn School of Pharmacy, Tom Buckley, RPh, MPH – UConn and CPA

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February 8, 2010 - Connecticut Provider and Professional Organizations For the SustiNet Health Care Workforce Task Force

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Marcia Proto, Connecticut League for Nursing

Matthew Katz, Connecticut State Medical Society

Scott Selig, Community Health Center Association of CT

Jon Davis, Connecticut State Dental Association

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February 2, 2010 - Mina Harkins, of NCQA on Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification For the SustiNet Patient Centered Medical Home Committee

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