Developing Capacity for Cross-Sector Collaboration in Medicaid: An Interview with Elena Nicolella

Elena Nicolella, executive director of the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO), knows first-hand the importance of eliminating silos in achieving population health goals. As Rhode Island’s Medicaid Director from 2009-2013 and director of policy innovation for Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services from 2014-2016, she oversaw numerous efforts that hinged on [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:10:06+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Four Cross-Agency Medicaid-Public Health Teams Selected for State Oral Health Leadership Institute

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) recently announced that four pairs of state oral health leaders — from Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, and Rhode Island — have been chosen to participate in the second cohort of the State Oral Health Leadership Institute. The institute offers a unique opportunity for state Medicaid dental program directors and state oral [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:55:29+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Medicaid Technology Alliance Webinar – 09/21/17: Meeting Materials Available Here

The Medicaid Technology Alliance is pleased to provide you with the information presented on the webinar hosted on September 21 at 1:00 EDT. These materials were all developed with both State and Industry input and are intended to support adoption of Modularity.   Meeting Materials: Webinar Recording MTA_Deliverables Webinar_09212017 AdvMedIT_Precert MTA Briefing 09_18 Appendix 1 [...]

By | 2017-09-25T08:00:48+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NESCSO and Myers and Stauffer LC survey finds $10.59 is median cost of dispensing medications to Medicaid beneficiaries in New England

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Rosinski 508-421-5869 Jennifer.rosinski@umassmed.edu NESCSO and Myers and Stauffer LC survey finds $10.59 is median cost of dispensing medications to Medicaid beneficiaries in New England  SHREWSBURY, Mass. – A recent survey of New England pharmacies found the median cost to dispense one prescription to a Medicaid beneficiary is [...]

By | 2017-03-21T01:00:13+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Hospitals in the Post-ACA Era: Impacts and Responses Issue Brief, February 2017

In the last few years, hospitals have had to respond to changes in the health care environment. Some of the challenges they’ve faced involve adjustments in Medicare policy, lower rates of uncompensated care, greater experimentation with provider payment reforms by public and private payers, and innovations enabling the delivery of care in ambulatory settings. To [...]

By | 2017-02-23T18:14:56+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments