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Webinar: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP in Improving Asthma Control
October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Improving Asthma Control Learning Collaborative
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Improving Asthma Control Learning Collaborative or “Learning Collaborative” to support state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies’ efforts to improve health outcomes among beneficiaries with asthma.
Through the Learning Collaborative, state Medicaid and CHIP agencies and their partners will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of evidence-based asthma interventions and Medicaid- and CHIP-coverable services, improve their ability to conduct quality improvement (QI) projects related to asthma outcomes, and engage in state-to-state learning.
The Learning Collaborative has two components: a webinar series beginning in October 2019 and an affinity group beginning in March 2020. The webinar series will include presentations from experts in the field as well as tools that states can use to drive improvement in asthma control and outcomes. States interested in taking action on the concepts and tools introduced through the webinar series will have the opportunity to participate in an action-oriented affinity group, which will support states in designing and implementing QI projects in their state.
Webinar #1: “The Role of Medicaid and CHIP in Improving Asthma Control”
October 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide an introduction to the Learning Collaborative and an overview of the evidence on what works to improve asthma control with a focus on Medicaid and CHIP populations. Dr. Joy Hsu, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will highlight six effective clinical and community-based strategies for improving asthma control and outcomes (summarized by the acronym EXHALE ). Natasha Reese-McLaughlin, from Mathematica, will present a sample driver diagram that demonstrates where Medicaid and CHIP programs can influence improvements in the delivery of comprehensive asthma care to improve outcomes.