Understanding and Addressing “Hot Spots” Critical to Bending the Medicaid Cost Curve

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Medicaid is among the fastest growing expenditures for states, consuming approximately 16 percent of a state’s budget.  The fact that 5 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries account for more than half of Medicaid spending highlights the critical need to understand and address Medicaid’s “hot spots” to manage costs effectively.  Using data and deploying patient-centered programs, innovators around the country are addressing the complex needs of these enrollees, improving health outcomes, and lowering costs.

Please join the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and other special guests for an in-depth discussion on the “hot spots” in Medicaid and innovative efforts that are making an impact and policy implications for spurring dissemination of best practices.

With opening remarks by the Honorable Bill Cassidy (LA-6), the event will feature:

  • Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of State Medicaid Directors
  • Mary Kay Owens,R.Ph., C.Ph., Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Innovation Strategies
  • Michelle Martin, Director, Center for Best Practices Medicaid Health Plans of America

Thursday, May 31
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch*
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Discussion

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2218, Washington, D.C.

*This event has been structured to comply with the Widely Attended Event exception to the Congressional Gift Ban.



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Mary Kay Owens - Understanding and Addressing Medicaid Hot Spots Critical for Bending the Cost Curve

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Michelle Martin - Understanding and Addressing “Hot Spots” Critical to Bending the Medicaid Cost Curve

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