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Medicaid Waivers in 2019: For Better or Worse with Chuck Ingoglia NatCon19 - 3/26/19 

04-02-2019 16:48

Medicaid Waivers in 2019: For Better or Worse
     NatCon19 - 3/26/19

While Congress may be stuck in gridlock, state Medicaid agencies are taking the initiative to reform and reinvent their Medicaid programs via waivers across the country. While some states are using waivers to restrict access through drug testing and/or work requirements, many others are expanding access to treatment, reforming service delivery and re-envisioning how they finance behavioral health services. Hear a panel of Medicaid experts discuss which waivers are being approved, their impact on your clients and how your organization can adapt.

Presenters:

Chuck Ingoglia, MSW
Senior Vice President

National Council for Behavioral Health

Judith Solomon, JD
Senior Fellow
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Hannah Katch, MPP

Senior Analyst
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the latest round of approved Medicaid waivers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and their impact on the state’s consumer population
  • Explain to policymakers and providers the options for improving mental health/SUD coverage and care available under Section 1115 Medicaid waivers
  • List strategies for successfully navigating the federal approval process of Medicaid waivers that expand access to services

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