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Join Us October 26 for Medicaid: The Basics – Part I of the New Medicaid Advocacy 101 Webinar Series

Medicaid: The Basics

Wednesday, October 26, 2016; 3:30 p.m. Eastern / 2:30 p.m. Central

Register online.

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

Registration is limited to 95 spots. Sign up today!

What is Medicaid anyway? What decisions does the state make and what decisions are made by CMS? Differences in how states arrange their Medicaid program by populations, benefits and contracting make significant differences for individuals receiving services. Join us as we explore the foundational elements of today’s Medicaid programs. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Medicaid decisions are state and federal
  • Introduce mechanisms for modifying state programs
  • Introduce Medicaid managed care


  • Ken Smith, CEO of Dual Eligible and Long Term Supports and Services Populations at UnitedHealth Group
  • Kelly Buckland: Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living

Medicaid Advocacy 101 Series

Medicaid: The Basics is the first of 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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