Medicaid Cost Drivers Forum
Monday, April 26, 2010
KaMMCO/Kansas Medical Society Office
623 SW 10th Street, Topeka
In order to examine the causes of continued Medicaid growth and to identify options for program administration, KHPA hosted a forum on Medicaid cost drivers beginning Monday, April 26, at the KaMMCO/KS Medical Society Office, 623 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka KS.
KHPA appreciates the support of AcademyHealth which is sponsoring Deborah Bachrach, a nationally-recognized Medicaid expert, to facilitate this discussion.
The first session featured a conversation with providers, representatives of Medicaid-related state agencies, and other stakeholders. The second session included legislators and other interested policymakers, and addressed the same set of issues.
New Information to Highlight:
Sept. 22, 2010 - KHPA has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Recovery Audit Contractor. This RFP is pursuant to provisions of the State of Kansas FY 2011 budget that calls on KHPA to launch a Healthcare Cost Containment and Recovery Pilot Project. Please see the RFP documentation for details of the project and the specifications for proposals.
Forum information and materials:
Morning Session - Part 1 (mp3 file - 30:03) -
Introductions by Dr. Margaret Smith, M.D., KHPA Medicaid Medical Director; Presentation By Dr. Andy Allison, Ph.D., KHPA Executive Director
Morning Session - Part 2 (mp3 file - 37:31) - Presentation by Deborah Bachrach, J.D.
Morning Session - Part 3 (mp3 file - 1:06:02) - Forum discussion