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Join Us December 12 for Medicaid Advocacy 101 Part III: Long-Term Services & Supports Reforms and Landscape

December 12, 2016; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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Cost: This webinar is free for NCIL members! Registration for non-members is $25.00.

Registration is limited to 95 spots. Sign up today!

As the primary funder for LTSS, Medicaid policy shapes the opportunities and supports available for people living independently. Each state varies in its approach and services for LTSS. Inconsistent benefits, delivery mechanisms and quality metrics make it challenging to make informed policy decisions. Join us for a conversation about trends within LTSS programs, the role of managed care and a discussion on quality measurement frameworks for managed LTSS programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand key policy decisions on LTSS programs
  • Highlight trends in states use of managed care for LTSS programs
  • Highlight importance of consistent quality measures to inform policy decision making


  • Ken Smith – CEO of Dual Eligible and LTSS Populations at UnitedHealth Group
  • Julie Weinberg – Director, Medicaid Policy for United Healthcare Community & State

Medicaid Advocacy 101 Series

LTSS Reforms and Landscape is the third in a four part webinar series designed for emerging leaders in Medicaid advocacy. We will look at the foundational elements of the Medicaid program and how states adjust and differ in their programmatic design. Presenters will include individuals with State, Federal, Health Plan and CIL experience. Participants will be enhance their ability to shape the Medicaid environment in their state by deepening their understanding of the Medicaid program, emerging policy, avenues for influence and opportunities for collaboration. This webinar series is offered through a joint project between National Council on Independent Living and United Healthcare.

Intended Audience: Emerging leaders in Medicaid policy, self-advocates, students and anyone interested in learning more about Medicaid policy.

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