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NASHP Medicaid webinar set for April 29

April 12, 2016 The National Academy for State Health Policy, an independent academy of state health policymakers, will host a webinar April 29 featuring policymakers from three states that administer Medicaid benefits through managed care contracts that include both medical and dental services.

During the one-hour webinar, A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Dental Managed Care, policymakers will share their insights about strategies to ensure that managed care contractors and their subcontractors maintain an adequate network of dental providers, provide outreach and care coordination to members, and promote quality improvement.
The speakers are:

  • Dr. Ken Rich, dental Medicaid director, Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services;
  • Jakenna Lebsock, quality improvement manager, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System;
  • Dr. Paul Westerberg, chief dental officer, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
NASHP will also provide an overview of a case study of Kentucky's managed care experience that explores these topics and draws out lessons for state policymakers. Andrew Snyder, NASHP project director, will moderate.