Future of Medicaid Class: Charge & Questions

I am very excited to be teaching a new Masters of Public Policy course this Fall on The Future of Medicaid in North Carolina. The 14 students all have background in health policy, including prior job, coursework and recently completed internships.

The charge to this class is going to begin with the charge that the recently passed North Carolina budget gives to a new Medicaid Reform Advisory Group (http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/PDF/S402v7.pdf p. 161-62):

SECTION 12H.1.(a) The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance, (Department), in consultation with the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group created by subsection (e) of this section, shall create a detailed plan for, but not implement, significant reforms to the State’s Medicaid Program that shall accomplish the following:

  • Create a predictable and sustainable Medicaid program for North Carolina taxpayers.
  • Increase administrative ease and efficiency for North Carolina Medicaid providers.
  • Provide care for the whole person by uniting physical and behavioral health care.

The class is going to function as an alternative, Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.

The first order of business when we meet for this first time tomorrow night is to decide if there are any other goals/charges that should be added to the work of the group?

I will be suggesting one more:  identify a means of providing a straightforward means of paying for health care for as many North Carolinians as possible.

Below is a link to a series of questions that I have posed to the group to help them organize themselves into functioning units. This is important work, and it should be fun as well. If you have additional questions they should address, post them in the comments.

Medicaid Practicum Course.Topics.8.26.13

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute), and Chair of the Academic Council at Duke University https://academiccouncil.duke.edu/ . I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy. My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

One Response to Future of Medicaid Class: Charge & Questions

  1. Pingback: Has the N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group been appointed? | freeforall

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