Defending Chicago's Mental Healthcare System
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
As are many states, Illinois is seeking to reconcile tight Medicaid budgets and to improve mental healthcare services. While funds may be reduced, better measurement of outcomes may allow them to be better targeted. So, these reforms present both opportunities and challenges. It remains to be seen how well these efforts will account for the care received by people diagnosed with mental illnesses. This session features an open discussion of these questions with Illinois leading mental health policy makers.
Session Objectives: Define how Medicaid funding is currently used in Illinois to support mental Describe the mental healthcare needs of the Medicaid population;
Discuss outcome measures by which Medicaid administrators can reward insurers’ oversight of mental healthcare
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Organized by: Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)