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Keys to Kids Care: Unlocking Ideas to Improve Care for Kids in Medicaid

The third in a four-part briefing series conducted in cooperation with the Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus

Please join us for a lunch briefing entitled, Keys to Kids Care: Unlocking Ideas to Improve Care for Kids in Medicaid. As Congress looks for ways to find smart savings in the health care system, this is an important time to learn more about Medicaid, which covers one in three of our nation’s children, making it the largest payor for children’s health care. Complex and chronic health issues affect millions of U.S. children and their families, many of whom are covered by Medicaid. Complex and chronic health issues not only cause poor health in children but also place a heavy financial burden on families and an enormous strain on the health care system.

This educational briefing will focus on how Medicaid serves children with complex and chronic illnesses and will highlight innovative state efforts under way to improve health outcomes and help families better manage their children’s health. Keeping kids healthy and, at the same time, reducing Medicaid costs for states is a win-win for kids, state budgets and the overall health care system. Pediatric experts will discuss flexibility within the Medicaid program, such as innovation awards and demonstration projects, and innovative methods to manage care, improve quality and lower costs. Panelists will give a brief presentation and leave time to answer questions.

This briefing is the third in a four-part series dedicated to exploring how Medicaid matters to kids’ health. Medicaid Matters for Kids features national pediatric policy experts addressing topics such as the basics of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, as well as more advanced topics such as cutting-edge, cost-saving innovations in delivery system improvement. For more details on upcoming briefings, visit

Jim Kaufman, PhD
Vice President, Public Policy, Children’s Hospital AssociationPanelists:
Floyd Malveaux, MD, PhD
Executive Director, Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.Jocelyn Lawrence, MD
Medical Director
Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation, School Health InitiativeSandy Melzer, MD, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer, Seattle Children’s HospitalClick here to RSVP.

RegisterSponsored by: Children’s Hospital Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Voices, First Focus, Georgetown Center for Children and Families, March of Dimes

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