Disability Research Forums
The CSDP hosts a lunchtime seminar series providing opportunities to learn about the latest disability policy research findings and to discuss implications for disability policy. Experts from the Center present recently released findings and lead discussions about their policy implications. For more information on the forums, email Disability Forums.
You may attend forums in person or via webinar. Please register to participate, as space for both in-person and webinar participants is limited.
"New Data on Efforts to Reduce Hospitalization and Nursing Home Care
Among High-Risk Medicaid Beneficiaries"
Thursday, June 6, 2013 • 11:45-1:30 p.m. (note new start time)
Mathematica's DC office
In-person registration (lunch will be provided)
The expert panel of speakers:
Senior Researcher Mathematica
Chief Medical Officer
Behavioral Health Organization (discussant)
States across the country are seeking opportunities to reduce costs and improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries. Join us for a CSDP issue forum and webcast highlighting new findings on the value of timely access to home- and community-based services (HCBS) for Medicaid beneficiaries at high risk of nursing home admission. Also learn about new efforts to integrate care for beneficiaries who have chronic health conditions and serious mental illnesses. Our speakers will discuss:
- The effects of wait times for HCBS waivers on non-elderly adults with disabilities in Iowa,
and the implications of serving wait-listed people on a first-come, first-served basis rather
than prioritizing based on the risk of institutionalization and amount of HCBS needed.
- The efforts of two pilot programs in Pennsylvania to reduce emergency department use and hospitalizations by coordinating and integrating physical and behavioral health care for Medicaid beneficiaries
- Lessons from three models on how to integrate physical and behavioral health care services
for Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illnesses
- The importance of early intervention and policies that promote integrated care for high-risk
If you are attending in person, please register by noon on May 31, 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: Check-in and lunch begin at 11:45 a.m. Program begins at 12:00 p.m.
A video of this session will be broadcast via live webinar and posted online following the event. The video may include images of in-person attendees. In-person attendees will be required to present a photo ID.