November 12, 2015
Fall 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series: Using Machine Learning to Predict High-Need Medicaid Enrollees
Che Ngufor, PhD, Mayo Clinic - Biomedical Statistics & Informatics Division
October 21, 2015
Fall 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series: Estimating the Supply Side and Provider Effects of Health Care Reform
Dr. Chapin White is a Senior Policy Researcher at RAND Health. His work uses both quantitative and qualitative methods, and he focuses on provider payment reform, microsimulation modeling, spillover impacts of policy, and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
September 21, 2015
Fall 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series: Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Disparities
Dr. McMorrow presented several findings from the study, including differences in uninsurance rates that narrowed for African American and Hispanic adults compared to white adults, and remaining gaps in health insurance coverage for Hispanic adults.
April 20, 2015
Health Policy Seminar Series: The Impact of Medicaid Expansions on Public Hospitals
Shawn Gremminger, MPP, Director of Legislative Affairs, America’s Essential Hospitals
March 25, 2015
Health Policy Seminar Series: Advance Directives and Health Care Use
Lauren Nicholas, PhD, Assistant Professor, John Hopkins University
February 19, 2015
Measles, Vaccines and the State Exemption Laws: Understanding Critical Science Issues (webinar)
The recent measles outbreak highlighted the patchwork of state vaccine medical exemption laws. This webinar included discussion of the epidemiology of measles and the state laws and available legislative options. As well as a discussion of current cost and public health practice of responding to a suspect measles case. Presenters shared resources to inform future discussions.
Moderator: Dr. P.J. Maddox, George Mason University (GMU)
Presenters: Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Health Department, Mr. Chris Gould, ASTHO, Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen, GMU, and Dr. Tony Yang, GMU
February 19, 2015
The Affordable Care Act: One-Year Out
Roosevelt Institute and Patriots for Public Health sponsored event featured speakers: Dr. Len Nichols, Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, GMU, Tim Henderson, Professor in the College of Health and Human Services and Jennifer Siciliano, VP of Government Relations of INOVA
February 18, 2015
Health Policy Seminar Series: Health Insurance Coverage Effects of Limiting Tax Exclusions
Alison Percy, PhD, Principal Analyst, Congressional Budget Office
November 20, 2014
Medicaid’s Role in the U.S. Health Care System
Dr. Anne Schwartz, Executive Director, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission spoke at the second Fall HAP/CHPRE seminar series on November 20th. Her presentation provided an overview of Medicaid’s unique role in the health care system, discuss key policy challenges facing the program, and present an overview of the Medicaid & CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). To view the slide presentation, please click here.
Inform+Engage: The TCI 2014 Policy Summit
Len Nichols participates in Virginia’s first statewide policy summit at the Commonwealth Institute in Richmond.
This conference brought together leading voices on policy, including Governor Terry McAuliffe, community partners, non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, and other advocates to discuss the challenges facing the state and get new tools to make progress in the coming legislative session. Visit page here.
Watch Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe’s address:
Len Nichols speaks at The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) meeting in San Diego.
Len Nichols spoke at the annual meeting of the AAPMR meeting in San Diego. Nichols provided an updated overview of the status of implementing federal health reforms and the related reforms being pursued by private payers and states, with a particular focus on payment and delivery reforms. He also explained how different specific payment reform models—public and private—are likely to impact specialists in PM&R. Additionally, Dr. Nichols explained why and what kinds of physician leadership are essential for health reform to improve the sustainability and equity of our health care system.
AAPMR is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).
Fighting Ebola or Fighting Fear?
Featuring CHPRE's Treniese Polk, Project Manager, CareFirst
University Life Arlington sponsors this monthly series of academic discussions for members of the Arlington Campus community.
The Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) has claimed over 4,400 lives with its recent outbreak in West Africa. While originally being discovered in 1976, the most recent outbreak has claimed more lives than all cases combined from previous years. However, many questions and issues remain for government officials, health care providers and global leaders to address. What are the resources and needs of developing healthcare systems to control the spread of this virus? Should the United States close borders to countries with Ebola outbreaks? How has the disproportionate attention given to Ebola cases in the West shed light on the ongoing dialogue around global inequity?
Watch the presentation here.