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Register for the Fall 2021 Policy Webinar Series: Telehealth & Medicaid

Join PHI’s Center for Connected Health Policy for Telehealth & Medicaid: A Policy Webinar Series, with four new webinars in fall 2021.

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Join PHI’s Center for Connected Health Policy for their third Telehealth & Medicaid: A Policy Webinar Series. These four webinars will be held in September and October 2021 and will explore the topics of Medicaid & Audio-Only; Medicaid & Telehealth Data Collection: Surveys, Studies & Advisory Groups; Medicaid & Other State Agencies Telehealth Policies for Patients with Disabilities; and Medicaid & Permanent COVID-19 Telehealth Policies.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ivanora Alexander: Executive Director, Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs; Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Lori Coyner, MA: Senior Medicaid Policy Advisor; Oregon Health Authority
  • Dr. Shannon Dowler, MD: Chief Medical Officer; North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Tracy Johnson, PhD: Medicaid Director; Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
  • Dr. Sara Salek, MD: Chief Medical Officer; Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Mary Shelton: Director, Behavioral Health Operations; Division of TennCare
  • Jan Withers: Director, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Find more information and registration for individual webinars below, and see the recordings and a report summaries of the Spring 2021 series and the Winter 2021 series.


SESSION 4: Medicaid & Permanent COVID-19 Telehealth Policies

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 11:00 AM -12:30 PM PST

Policymakers on the federal and state level continue to decide which of the temporary telehealth policies to keep after the public health emergency is over. This webinar will focus on the permanent telehealth policy changes Medicaid programs have made and what went into those decisions.

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SESSION 3: Medicaid & Other State Agencies Telehealth Policies for Patients with Disabilities

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 11:00 AM -12:30 PM PST

As telehealth became more widely utilized during COVID-19, it became clear that some segments of the population may be left behind due to inability to access the technology. One segment of the population, patients with disabilities, may have encountered unique barriers to accessing care through telehealth. This webinar will focus on what Medicaid programs and other state agencies have done to help ensure people with disabilities can utilized telehealth.

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SESSION 2: Medicaid & Telehealth Data Collection: Surveys, Studies & Advisory Groups

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 11:00 AM -12:30 PM PST

COVID-19 has spurred Medicaid programs to expand their telehealth policies. It has also encouraged them to examine the effects and impacts of such policies and engaging stakeholders more often than before. Learn about the efforts some Medicaid programs have made in collecting data and working with other groups as they work on solidifying the next steps in their telehealth policy development.

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SESSION 1:  Medicaid & Audio-Only

Friday, September 17, 2021 | 11:00 AM -12:30 PM PST

When the COVID-19 pandemic began and a sharp pivot towards telehealth was made, policymakers quickly realized that not everyone would have access to video technology. Audio-only was quickly allowed as a modality to deliver services. Now, policymakers are deciding whether the temporary audio-only policies should be made permanent. Panelist will discuss what their Medicaid programs may or have decided to do.

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