At 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 19, the Kaiser Family Foundation will release its 17th annual 50-state Medicaid budget survey for state fiscal years 2017 and 2018. Kaiser and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) will hold a joint briefing to discuss trends in enrollment and spending and highlight key policy developments in state programs at a time when policymakers in Washington and some states have sought big changes to Medicaid and its financing. The survey provides new information on a host of topics, including trends in Medicaid enrollment and spending growth; initiatives to address the opioid crisis; provider payment rates and taxes; pending and approved waiver changes pursued by states; and Medicaid managed care trends.
In conjunction with the briefing, the Foundation will release three reports based on the survey, including an analysis of national trends in state Medicaid enrollment and spending and three case studies of Medicaid in Nevada, North Carolina and West Virginia. The third report, also based on the survey findings and completed in partnership with NAMD, provides overall trends and state-specific information about the various policy and program changes in Medicaid programs in all 50 states.
Diane Rowland, the Executive Vice President of the Foundation, will moderate the briefing. Survey findings will be presented by co-authors Robin Rudowitz, an Associate Director of the Foundation’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and Kathy Gifford, a Principal at Health Management Associates, which helped conduct the survey.
Offering perspective will be Medicaid directors from two states:
- Kate McEvoy, Vice President of the Board of Directors of NAMD and Director of the Division of Health Services, Connecticut Department of Social Services
- Michael Heifetz, Medicaid Director, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Oct 19, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Registration and breakfast at 9:00 a.m.)