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The New Health Reform Law and Medicaid

Friday, April 23, 2010

This briefing is part of our ongoing series to explore the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA). A panel of well-qualified experts explained how the two health reform laws affect Medicaid, and to answered a variety of questions about topics such as Medicaid eligibility, financing, and other implementation issues. The Kaiser Family Foundation cosponsored.

What new groups will be eligible for Medicaid coverage, and when? What changes are there in determining eligibility? What benefits will be available to newly-eligible enrollees? How will the expansion be financed? How will Medicaid and CHIP interact with the new health insurance exchanges? What other changes will affect access, provider payments, benefits and financing? What are the key implementation issues and fiscal implications for states? When will major changes take effect?

Guiding us through these complicated issues were: Cynthia Mann, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Robin Rudowitz, the Kaiser Family Foundation; and Vernon Smith, Health Management Associates. Diane Rowland of Kaiser and Ed Howard of the Alliance co-moderated.

Upcoming events include:

April 30: The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance (Rm. 902, Hart Bldg.)
May 7: The New Health Reform Law and Medicare (Rm. 325, Russell Bldg.)


Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, Moderator
Diane Rowland, Kaiser Family Foundation, Moderator
Robin Rudowitz, Kaiser Family Foundation, Speaker
Cynthia Mann, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services , Speaker
Vernon Smith, Health Management Associates, Speaker

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: Transcript (Word Document), 4/23/2010
Full Webcast/Podcast: The New Health Reform Law and Medicaid

The full webcast and podcast for this briefing, as well as videos of individual speakers' presentations, are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaker Presentations

Cindy Mann presentation (PowerPoint), 4/23/2010
Robin Rudowitz Presentation (PowerPoint), 4/23/2010
Vernon Smith Presentation (PowerPoint), 4/23/2010

(If you want to download one or more slides from these presentations, contact us at info@allhealth or click here for instructions.)

Source Materials

Agenda (Word Document), , 4/23/2010
Speaker Biographies (Word Document), , 4/23/2010
Source List (Word Document), , 4/23/2010
Event Summary (Word Document), , 4/23/2010

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

Holding the Line on Medicaid and CHIP: Key Questions and Answers About Health Care Reform’s Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 3/26/2010
Guidance for New Option for Coverage of Individuals under Medicaid (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 4/9/2010
- Cindy Mann, Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations
Health Care Reform, Dual Eligibles & Coverage Expansion, National Senior Citizens Law Center, 4/1/2010
The Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Provisions in the Health Care Reform Law, National Senior Citizens Law Center, 4/1/2010
Landmark Health Care Reform Legislation Significantly Expands Government's Ability to Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, Foley and Lardner LLP, 3/30/2010
The Effect of the Health Reform Law on Arizona's Health Care Budget (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, 3/25/2010
- Thomas J. Betlach, Director of AHCCCS
Implementation Timeline for Federal Health Reform Legislation (Adobe Acrobat PDF),National Governors Association, 4/13/2010
Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Provisions in the New Health Reform Law, Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/7/2010
Medicaid and CHIP Health Reform Implementation Timeline, Medicaid and CHIP Health Reform Implementation Timeline, 4/12/2010
Medicaid Beneficiaries and Access to Care, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 4/1/2010
Expanding Medicaid: Coverage for Low-Income Adults Under Health Reform, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 4/20/2010
Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Medicaid's Role, Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/1/2010


Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, provided an overview of Medicaid provisions in the new health reform law at the April 23 briefing co-sponsored by the foundation. Click on the arrow above to see the full webcast.

Robin Rudowitz of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured offered details on Medicaid expansions in the new health reform law, at the April 23 briefing cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Click on the arrow above to see the full webcast. Photo by Bob Peavy.

Cindy Mann, CMS deputy administrator, discussed how to create a high-performance Medicaid system within a reformed health care system, at the April 23 briefing cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Click on the arrow above to see the full webcast. Photo by Bob Peavy.


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