« The Dual Agenda: November 19, 2015 Issue

Key Dates

Monday, November 23 (12:30 - 2:00PM Eastern) Webinar: Incorporating Delivery System Reform Incentives into Medicaid Waivers: State and Federal Perspectives

The National Academy for State Health Policy will host a webinar discussing the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) and DSRIP-like programs as a mechanism to incentivize system transformation and quality improvements in hospitals and other providers that serve high volumes of low-income patients. The webinar will feature speakers from federal and state government who will discuss the opportunities and challenges for incorporating DSRIP or DSRIP-like programs into 1,115 demonstrations and potential areas for ensuring alignment of federal and state approaches.

Please register for the webinar.


Monday, November 30 (3:00 - 4:00PM Eastern) Webinar: Care Transitions Toolkit for Persons With Mental Health & Co-Occurring Conditions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and The Lewin Group will host a webinar that outlines the purpose of the Care Transition Toolkit for Persons with Mental Health & Co-Occurring Conditions, who it may help, and how it can be used to achieve better health outcomes for individuals with mental health and other co-occurring conditions who are changing care locations.

Please register for the webinar.


Monday, December 7 (1:00-2:00PM Eastern) Webinar: Policy AGEnda: Partnering with and Supporting Advocates in Health Policy

The Hartford Change AGEnts will host a webinar that continues the conversation from a recent workshop at the Grantmakers in Aging conference. The workshop featured two national Change AGEnts organizations working to support policy leaders and advocates. This webinar will take a deeper dive into one of these organizations, Community Catalyst, and explore how advocates and geriatrics professionals are collaborating to amplify the voice of consumers in improving the health of low-income older adults. We’ll also take a closer look at how this type of collaboration in playing out in Rhode Island, where efforts are underway to better coordinate care for the state’s dually eligible beneficiaries.

Please register for the webinar.

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