Ensuring Quality Services and Supports under Medicaid

This webinar will provide information about how to work effectively with state agencies and Medicaid under a managed care system including how to be your own best advocate for quality measures for people with disabilities such as consumer choice and consumer-directed service; and access to timely and appropriate services and supports including housing options. In a managed care delivery system, people get most or all of their Medicaid services from an organization under contract with the state. These managed care organizations agree to provide certain Medicaid benefits to people in exchange for a monthly payment from the state.

Speaker: Clarke Ross, American Association on Health and Disability. Mr. Ross has almost 30 years of experience in the disability community as former Chief Executive Officer of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy, National Alliance on Mental Illness and Director of Governmental Activities, United Cerebral Palsy. He also has extensive experience in Medicaid issues being actively involved in the legislative creation of the Medicaid home and community-based services authority in 1981 and Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act. He currently is a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Wellness Campaign Steering Committee and sits on the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Long Term Services and Supports.

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