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The Politics of U.S. Healthcare – A Path Forward for Medicaid and Bundled Payments

This live session took place on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.

With wholesale repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act stalled for the time being, states have little recourse but to focus on their own waiver programs as avenues for reforms. The political standoff in Washington may have avoided, or postponed, massive cuts to state Medicaid programs, but U.S. House and Senate bills eviscerating the program are also giving state policymakers pause when making their own waiver changes. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Human Services is pushing to streamline and shorten the Medicaid waiver process.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is the status of Medicaid managed care in the current political climate?
  • What is the outlook for further changes to the Medicaid program at the federal level?
  • How are states responding to uncertainty from Washington when it comes to implementing their own waiver programs?
  • How could future voluntary bundled payments resemble existing programs in Medicare, and how could they differ?
  • How can bundled payments offer providers a competitive advantage in a market?

Presented by Paula Wade, Principal Analyst at Market Access Insights, and Tyler Dinwiddie, Market Analyst for Market Access Insights.