Transforming Healthcare in Missouri

Transforming Healthcare in Missouri Part II: Oct. 3rd, 2018

OCT. 3, 2018 –  Transforming Healthcare in Missouri Part II break-out session. The event was presented by the Center for Health Economics and Policy and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute. ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

The Center for Health Economics & Policy and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute of Washington University in St. Louis convened healthcare providers, payers, consumers, researchers, economists, advocates and policymakers on October 3rd, 2018, for part two of Transforming Healthcare in Missouri.

Breakout discussion topics included the following (click on topic to read more):

Opioids
Maternal and Child Health
Community Health Workers
Medicaid Payment and Access
Mental Health

OCT. 3, 2018 – Transforming Healthcare in Missouri Part II: Bethany Johnson-Javois, CEO of St. Louis Integrated Health Network leads a round-table break-out session. The event was presented by the Center for Health Economics and Policy and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute. ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

At the follow-up event to the October 2017 symposium, participants were asked to prioritize challenges and identify actionable solutions regarding Missouri healthcare.

OCT. 3, 2018 – Transforming Healthcare in Missouri Part II: Keynote speaker Gloria Wilder discusses economic health equity. The event was presented by the Center for Health Economics and Policy and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute. ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

A keynote speech: Healthcare to Achieve Health Outcomes: Innovation and Equity in Action,  delivered by Gloria A. Wilder MD, a nationally- recognized pediatrician, entrepreneur, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice elaborated on the poverty and economic segregation in healthcare elaborated on taking action toward economic public health equity.

During breakout sessions, action ideas were developed and presented to leaders from the Missouri Departments of Health, Social Services and Mental Health for their feedback and reactions. To read a complete list of ideas generated in the breakout discussions, please click here.

OCT. 3, 2018 – Transforming Healthcare in Missouri Part II: break out sessions covered action items to be delivered to government leaders in such service areas as mental health and social services. The event was presented by the Center for Health Economics and Policy and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute. ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.

A summary of the action ideas from the two previous meetings were presented to administrative leaders and statewide healthcare organizations at a meeting in Jefferson City on December 14th. Among the action ideas presenting included: expanding the St. Louis County PDMP to include the entire state of Missouri; reimbursing providers for community health worker services for Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries; and, developing pilot programs to test new ways to pay for quality in Missouri Medicaid.

View Transforming Healthcare in Missouri Part 1: 2017 Recap