October 6, 2016
Join us on Thursday, October 6 th, 2016 at the Omni Parker House for a forum entitled, “Integrating Oral Health into ACOs.” The forum will focus on the inclusion of oral health care into integrated health care delivery and financing models. Oral health integration has the potential to improve health outcomes and generate cost savings, promoting more fully comprehensive and coordinated health care. Particular attention will be paid to the integration of oral health services into Medicaid ACOs, alternative payment arrangements, and innovations in the private and non-profit health insurance markets, with a special focus on potential impacts for people with disabilities or chronic conditions and older residents. A detailed agenda and email invitation will be distributed shortly.
Forum held on April 27, 2016
Join us on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at the Omni Parker House for a forum entitled “Reducing Risky Alcohol Use: What Health Care Systems Can Do.” Risky alcohol use results in significant costs to health care systems, governments, employers, and patients totaling over $249 billion annually. This forum will address strategies that health care systems can use to reduce risky drinking in Massachusetts. We will highlight models that are working around the country and share expertise from Massachusetts policy makers, health insurers and providers. This work is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.
Forum held on December 10, 2015
Join us on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Omni Parker House for a half-day forum entitled “Severe Brain Injury in Massachusetts: Assessing the Continuum of Care." This forum will examine treatment and service disparities for survivors of severe brain injury in light of coverage expansions and health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problems, costs, and the potential consequences to both the brain injury survivors and the state as a whole. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources. This work is funded through generous grants from Supportive Living, Inc. and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Video Testimony from Acquired Brain Injury Survivors