How can Medicaid services and plans address vulnerable children’s health care needs?

Webinar series

Casey Family Programs is hosting a webinar series to provide an overview of the Medicaid program and build an understanding of how Medicaid services and supports can meet the needs of children and families in the child welfare context. These educational sessions are designed for Casey staff as well as child welfare system leaders and partners. Materials presented in each session are posted along with the recorded webinar following the presentation.

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Medicaid Basics: Medicaid 101, February 19, 2019

This 60-minute foundational webinar on Medicaid and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services provides participants with a greater understanding of who and what is covered, addressing children’s dental, complex behavioral health and mental health care needs, availability of waivers, and what it takes to amend state plans. Presenters included Joan Smith, Managing Director, Systems Improvement Services, Casey Family Programs; JooYeun Chang, Managing Director, Knowledge Management, Casey Family Programs; and Kamala Allen,Vice President for Program Operations/Director, Child Health Quality.

Medicaid 101 Understanding Medicaid’s Role in Meeting the Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care
RUNTIME: 01:06:21
RUNTIME: 01:06:21

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Medicaid and Family First: Medicaid 201, May 21, 2019

This 90-minute webinar on Medicaid and the Family First Prevention Services Act explores how Medicaid interacts with Title IV-E funding to provide treatment options for vulnerable children and families. This session looks at how Medicaid and child welfare relate through the lens of Family First and provides participants with a better understanding of the avenues available for working with their Medicaid partners to create a service array that meets the needs of children, youth and families. Casey Family Programs' presenters included Joan Smith, Managing Director, Systems Improvement Services, and Kara Wood, Senior Director, Public Policy. Center for Health Care Strategies' presenters included Melissa Bailey, Senior Fellow; Sheila Pires, CHCS Senior Consultant, Partner Human Service Collaborative; and Pamela Winkler Tew, Program Officer.

Medicaid and Family First: Medicaid 201
RUNTIME: 01:27:18
RUNTIME: 01:27:18

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Medicaid and Complex Needs: Medicaid 301, November 7, 2019

This 60-minute webinar, Medicaid Funded Services for Children and Families with Complex Health and Social Needs, builds on our previous Medicaid 101 and 201 webinars and provides a deeper dive into Medicaid-funded services for children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system. Often, those in the child welfare system have significant physical health, behavioral, and social needs for which Medicaid-covered services may be critical to ensuring permanency. This information will be helpful as jurisdictions consider how they partner with Medicaid in planning for Family First implementation. Casey Family Programs' presenters included Christine Calpin, managing director, Public Policy. Center for Health Care Strategies' presenters included Pamela Winkler Tew, senior program officer, and Sheila Pires, CHCS senior consultant and partner, Human Service Collaborative.

Medicaid 301 Medicaid and Complex Needs
RUNTIME: 01:01:20
RUNTIME: 01:01:20

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Dates for upcoming sessions will be added as they become available. If you are interested in participating, please contact Casey Family Programs’ Knowledge Management team for additional information.

Medicaid and Complex Needs: Medicaid 401, June 2, 2021

This 60-minute session provides an overview of Medicaid managed care as it relates to children and youth involved in the child welfare system. This webinar covers the trend in state Medicaid programs to transition youth into a managed care model as well as key considerations for states in evaluating managed care’s impact on children and youth in foster care. Presenters include Christine Calpin, Managing Director, Public Policy, Casey Family Programs; Stefanie Polacheck, Senior Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies; Sheila Pires, CHCS Senior Consultant and Partner, Human Service Collaborative; and Joan Smith, Managing Director, Systems Improvement Services, Casey Family Programs.

Medicaid Managed Care for Child Welfare: Medicaid 401
RUNTIME: 00:56:58
RUNTIME: 00:56:58

Additional resources:

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Dates for upcoming sessions will be added as they become available. If you are interested in participating, please contact Casey Family Programs’ Knowledge Management team for additional information.