142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Medicare and Medicaid Policy

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Because Medicare and Medicaid are the major payers for care for the elderly and the disabled their policies, programs, rules and regulations have a major impact on the quality of care and the health of this population. In this session several important recent policy initiatives will be examined and their impact on beneficiaries analyzed. Researchers will present new research examining the effect of social security COLA policies, policies related to drugs benefits and policies related to post-acute care and innovations in care coordination for the dually eligibles. Discussion at the end of the session will allow participants to discuss implications of the research presented with the researchers and other session participants, and to explore other policies promulgated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that are of interest.
Session Objectives: Describe several existing and new care delivery program for Medicare and dually eligible individuals such as the Coordinated Care Initiative Evaluate the impact that these programs have on beneficiaries care, health and racial disparities

Comparing total Medicare costs for patients receiving primary care in Federally Funded Health Centers, physician offices and outpatient clinics
Dana B. Mukamel, PhD, Laura M. White, MS, Robert Nocon, MHS, Elbert S. Huang, MD, Ravi Sharma, PhD, Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA and Quyen Ngo-Metzger, MD, MPH
Effects of Medicare Part D and the Health Implications of Medication Therapy Management Eligibility Criteria
Junling Wang, PhD, Yanru Qiao, Ya-Chen Shih, Christina Spivey, Liyuan Li, Jim Wan, PhD, Shelley White-Means, Samuel Dagogo-Jack, William Cushman and Marie Chisholm-Burns
Minimizing Dual-Eilgible Beneficiaries Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs: A Paradigm Shift
Rajul A. Patel, PharmD, PhD, Yvi Le, Pharm.D. Student, Kristin Dang, Pharm.D. Student, Thi Vu, Pharm.D. Student, Anna Cho, Pharm.D. Student, Mark P. Walberg, PharmD, PhD and Joseph A. Woelfel, PhD, RPh
Care coordination for older adult "dual eligibles": Early lessons from Cal MediConnect
Kathryn G. Kietzman, PhD, MSW, Jacqueline M. Torres, MPH, MA, Charlene Chang, MA, Tina Duyen Tran, MPH, Anne Soon Choi, PhD, MPH, MSW and Steven P. Wallace, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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