Several states are utilizing Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to implement policies to foster personal responsibility in the form of increased beneficiary payments (both premiums and point-of-service cost sharing), work incentives and nudges towards healthy behaviors. These policies are rooted in the idea that beneficiary engagement will lead to more prudent use of health services and lifestyle choices resulting in better health outcomes.

This webinar will feature two Medicaid waiver evaluators, Atheendar Venkataramani, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Richard Hirth, University of Michigan School of Public Health, on the personal responsibility experiences in Kentucky and Michigan respectively. They will share insights around what the existing health services research base and these states’ recent experiences can tell us about the impact of personal responsibility provisions in Medicaid, including things such as increased cost-sharing, work requirements, and incentives for healthy behavior. Moderated by Kosali Simon of Indiana University, the webinar will also include reactions from Anne Schwartz, executive director of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

Speakers

Kosali Simon
Presenter

Kosali Simon

Professor - Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Dr. Kosali Simon is a Herman B Wells Endowed Professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environm... Read Bio

Atheendar Venkataramani
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Atheendar Venkataramani

Assistant Professor - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Atheendar Venkataramani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the... Read Bio

Richard Hirth
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Richard Hirth

Professor of Health Management and Policy - University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Richard Hirth is a Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Publi... Read Bio

Anne Schwartz
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Anne L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Executive Director - Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

Anne Schwartz is executive director of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a non-par... Read Bio

 

Funding for this webinar was made possible by Grant No. 2R13HS018888-07from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Managed by AcademyHealth, the Research Insights Project convenes invitational meetings, holds webinars, and produces reports and issue briefs to foster discussion of existing, relevant research evidence among policy audiences that need to implement health reform and develop new policy.