State Medicaid leaders, community partners, and managed care organizations (MCOs) require current, trustworthy information to provide high-quality care to all Americans in our shifting health care landscape.
Medicaid leaders and MCOs are looking for ways to improve physical and behavioral health outcomes and address the social needs, and long-term services and supports, of their members. The
NORC MCO Learning Hub is committed to providing information on ways to address health equity and transform health care with a focus on state Medicaid leaders, consumer groups, MCOs, and other industry experts. The Learning Hub offers reliable and timely resources as well as opportunities to convene and share ideas about short- and long-term strategies that can close longstanding and growing health gaps among often vulnerable groups so they may live their healthiest lives. NORC and its partner
Speire Healthcare Strategies LLC are working together on this project to support Medicaid leaders and MCOs in their efforts to establish a more integrated approach to meet the needs of their members.
What’s New: Managed Care Webinar Series – Innovations in Medicaid, with Support from MolinaCares Accord
With support from the MolinaCares Accord, the NORC MCO Learning Hub is hosting a new six-part quarterly webinar series highlighting innovations in Medicaid, through December 2022. The webinar series will include national experts discussing the latest trends, initiatives, programs and findings on timely topics important to improving the Medicaid program and meeting the needs of beneficiaries. Subscribe to our listserv to receive future webinar registration information and notifications on new content.
Next Webinar: Successful Strategies in Behavioral Health Integration
Join us (REGISTER HERE) on December 14, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST for Part VI of the
Medicaid Managed Care Webinar Series – Innovations in Medicaid with Support from The MolinaCares Accord.
The last two years have strained health systems, leaving them with a drained workforce and staffing shortages. Consequently, this can put access to quality care at risk in the communities they serve. While the healthcare workforce declines, the population continues to age, and racial and economic disparities persist. To respond, the industry must employ innovative and successful workforce strategies that align with population health needs and position states, payors, and providers to meet needs of the people they serve.
The webinar will feature three physicians from Molina Healthcare who will share how they are leveraging local partnerships and solutions to improve equity in care and address the current workforce challenges in three different states: California, Ohio, and Texas.
Moderator Karen Kimsey, a Partner of Speire Healthcare Strategies will be joined by:
- Dr. Sayeed Khan (Chief Medical Officer, Molina Healthcare of California) – enhancing the capacity of minority community health center leaders and C-suite executives in California
- Dr. Jacinto Beard (National Dental Director, Molina Healthcare, Inc.) – growing a diverse dental workforce in Ohio
- Dr. David Valdez (Chief Medical Officer, Molina Healthcare of Texas) – increasing mental and physical health services across Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District schools in Texas
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