Magazine article Policy & Practice

Record Attendance at NASMD Fall Conference

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Record Attendance at NASMD Fall Conference

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Federal and state healthcare officials conferred on a wide range of Medicaid issues at the fall conference of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors (NASMD).

The conference, held in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 13-15, drew some 800 attendees and vendor representatives, a record for the American Public Human Services Association's affiliate.

Federal officials who spoke included Mike Leavitt, secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, and Dennis Smith, director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations. Among the luminaries who spoke were Tommy Thompson, former HHS commissioner and former governor of Wisconsin, and Joe Manchin III, governor of West Virginia.

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Leavitt pledged to work with state officials and laid out suggestions that he said would greatly improve the nation's healthcare policies:

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* Interoperable health information technology systems;

* Common measures of care quality;

* Pricing information for individual medical procedures that allow costs to be compared on an "apples-to-apples" basis; and

* Financial incentives for providers to give higher quality care and for consumers to choose care that offers the best "value" at a lower cost. …

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