Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager at the Institute for Public Health
The future of Missouri Medicaid was the topic of the day at the seventh convening of the Transforming Healthcare in Missouri series: Implementing Accountable Care within Medicaid. The event, presented by the Center for Health Economics & Policy, convened Missouri Medicaid stakeholders including providers, researchers, managed care leaders, community organizations, and state policymakers. A keynote presentation by Meredith Rosenthal, PhD, professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health titled, “Value-based payment: Sizing up the progress of public and private payer reforms” was a highlight.
A panel of experts offered diverse perspectives on existing and potential value-based and accountable care models within Missouri Medicaid. Moderated by Karen Joynt Maddox, co-director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy, the panel included:
- Joe Pierle, MPA
CEO, Missouri Primary Care Association
- Jodi Woodruff, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis
- Andwele Jolly, DPT, MBA, MHA
President & CEO, St. Louis Integrated Health Network
- Bill Winfrey, MPP
Director, ATI Advisory
Attendees engaged in small-group discussions on the feasibility of implementing such models and generated potential policy solutions aimed at improving–in a financially sustainable manner–the health outcomes of Missouri Medicaid participants.
The Center for Health Economics and Policy created the Transforming Healthcare in Missouri series to convene on a regular basis, healthcare providers, payers, consumers, researchers, economists, advocates and policymakers to generate and discuss ideas for Missouri healthcare reform. In Missouri, THM events have led to the publication of a series of nonpartisan, evidence-based policy recommendations encompassing several topics. Read more about THM and previous events.