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Register for the Spring 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 spring 2021.

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PHI’s Center for Connected Health Policy is hosting their second Telehealth & Medicaid: A Policy Webinar Series, returning this April with four new webinars exploring telehealth and Medicaid in the context of COVID-19, and featuring Medicaid experts. These four webinars will be held throughout the Spring of 2021, and will explore Access and Equity in Medicaid Telehealth Policy; Medicaid Telehealth Policies for Children and Youth; Medicaid Telehealth Policies for Seniors; and Telemental Health State Medicaid Policies.

Find more information and registration for individual webinars, below.

Access recordings and a report summary of the Winter series.

 


SESSION 1:  Access and Equity in Medicaid Telehealth Policy

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

Telehealth has demonstrated that it has the potential to make healthcare more accessible for hard-to-reach patient populations in medically underserved communities. However, some lessons from telehealth utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic have raised concerns about access gaps for these patients. Join the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) and leading Medicaid experts on Friday, April 30, 2021 for the first webinar in our Spring webinar series, Access and Equity in Medicaid Telehealth Policy. This webinar will feature presentations from Medicaid administrators and policy staff on trends in telehealth access and equity and strategies to address these gaps.

Register here

 

SESSION 2: Medicaid Telehealth Policies for Children and Youth

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM -12:30 PM PST

Medicaid telehealth policies have historically focused on services for adult populations. However, a growing number of Medicaid programs facilitate the delivery of healthcare services to children and youth via telehealth in primary care, educational, and residential settings. Telehealth has the potential to increase access to healthcare services for younger Medicaid beneficiaries and connect them to vital preventive and routine medical care. Join the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) and leading Medicaid experts on Friday, May 7, 2021 for the second webinar in our Spring webinar series, Medicaid Telehealth Policies for Children and Youth. This webinar will feature presentations on current trends and innovations in Medicaid telehealth policy for children and youth.

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SESSION 3: Medicaid Telehealth Policies for Seniors

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 11:00 AM -12:30 PM PST

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted an unprecedented number of telehealth policy changes within state Medicaid agencies. Many of these changes were intended impact and protect vulnerable elderly populations. While most of these changes are set to expire after the public health emergency, they have created multiple learning opportunities and policy options for policymakers to consider moving forward. Join the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) and leading Medicaid experts on Friday, May 14, 2021 for the third webinar in our Spring webinar series, Telehealth Medicaid Policies for Seniors. This webinar will bring together Medicaid officials for a panel discussion about how state programs and Medicaid agencies incorporate telehealth into their services for seniors (e.g., Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)) and other benefits for dually-enrolled for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. State Medicaid presenters will also discuss relevant policy changes during COVID-19 and how that has impacted plans for the future of telehealth and seniors in their states.

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SESSION 4: Telemental Health State Medicaid Policies

Friday, May 21, 2021 | 11:00 AM -12:30 PM PST

The importance of, and ability to, access to mental health services has increased exponentially over the course of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Medicaid agencies have seen a rapid increase in utilization for telemental health services and these services were the most common type of service during the pandemic. This makes behavioral health services via telehealth a promising area of post-PHE telehealth policy. Join the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) and leading Medicaid experts on Friday, May 21, 2021 for the fourth webinar in our Spring webinar series, Telemental Health State Medicaid Policies. This webinar will bring together Medicaid officials for a panel discussion on innovative strategies to incorporate telehealth into Medicaid behavioral health services and programs. State Medicaid presenters will also discuss relevant policy changes during COVID-19 and how that has impacted plans for the future of telemental health in their states.

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