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DR. JOSHUA M. WIENER's LEGACY: KEEP ON MARCHING!

Join RTI International as we explore the legacy of Dr. Joshua M. Wiener.

Save the date for a symposium on key issues in long-term care financing, quality, and integrated models of care. This symposium is being held in honor of Dr. Joshua M. Wiener, who was among the most respected researchers and advocates in the field of aging and long-term services and supports (LTSS) research.

Dr. Wiener’s colleagues and some of the many he mentored will offer remarks and presentations on major issues he addressed through his work; and Alice Rivlin from the Brookings Institution will deliver the keynote address.

Dr. Joshua M. Wiener’s Legacy: Keep on Marching!
1:00–5:00 pm ET
(Reception to follow)
Friday, May 11, 2018
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
Josh Wiener’s Legacy: Keep on Marching!

Please join us for a symposium on key issues in long-term care financing and quality, and in integrated models of care; the symposium is being held in memory of Dr. Joshua M. Wiener. Dr. Wiener was one of the most respected researchers and advocates in the field of aging and long-term services and supports research, and the symposium will focus on current developments in major issues addressed in his work. The symposium will include remarks and presentations from Dr. Wiener’s colleagues and those he mentored throughout his extensive career.

.Please register if you plan to attend the symposium in person. The event will also be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.

Symposium Agenda
Introduction:                           Edith Walsh, RTI International

Keynote:                                 Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution

Long-Term Services and Supports Financing

               Moderator:               Judith Feder, Georgetown University
               Speakers:                Michael Lepore, RTI International; Marc Cohen, University of Massachusetts, Boston;
                                                Adelina Comas-Herrera, London School of Economics

Long-Term Services and Supports Quality
 
               Moderator:              Robin Stone, Leading Age
               Speakers:               Laura Smith, RTI International; David Grabowski, Harvard Medical School;
                                              Elizabeth Gould, RTI International

Integrated Models of Care
 
                Moderator:             Edith Walsh, RTI International
                Speakers:               Zhanlian Feng, RTI International; Jhamirah Howard, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ASPE;
                                               Michelle Herman Soper, Center for Health Care Strategies

Final Remarks:                       Anne Tumlinson, Anne Tumlinson Innovations

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Molly Knowles
mknowles@rti.org
919-541-6136

MAY 3rd 2018   2:30 - 4:00 pm                   Webinar: Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS):
The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care to Integrate Acute and Long-Term Care
Sponsored by the Long-Term Quality Alliance, AcademyHealth’s Long-Term Services and Supports Interest Group is offering a webinar that provides a national overview of Managed LTSS programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs.

To REGISTER go to:
http://www.academyhealth.org/events/2018-05/webinar-managed-long-term-services-and-supports-potential-medicaid-managed-care


Overview
States have turned to managed care organizations (MCOs) to provide Medicaid financed LTSS as a way to control costs and shift the locus of care away from institutional settings. These programs, referred to as Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) have been undertaken under several CMS authorities, and vary in terms of the program design and populations covered. However, they all share a common goal of improving the coordination between LTSS and physical and behavioral health care. This webinar will provide a national overview of MLTSS programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs. It will provide an update from leaders of two state programs: Tennessee, which has a long track record of Medicaid managed care and was an early adopter of MLTSS and Pennsylvania, which is launching its first MLTSS program in 2018. One of the leading MCOs will describe their company’s approach and outlook, followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers
Howard B. Degenholtz , Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management - University of Pittsburgh.
Camille Dobson, M.A. , Deputy Executive Director - National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
Kevin Hancock, M.A., Acting Deputy Secretary - Office of Long Term Living, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
Patti Killingsworth Assistant Commissioner, Chief of Long Term Services & Supports - Bureau of TennCare
Paul Saucier, M.A. , Senior Director - IBM Watson Health

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