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State and local criminal justice agencies continue to grapple with the impact of Medicaid expansion and how it can be used to reduce justice system costs, enhance access to treatment and improve public safety. This webinar, Taking the First Step: Medicaid Enrollment Strategies within the Criminal Justice System, will discuss how justice agencies at the state and local level have developed different Medicaid strategies to link their populations with access to health and behavioral health coverage.
The third in our series on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, this webinar highlights the work underway in four states and hear how multiple state and local justice system partners have sought to use federal Medicaid funds to enhance state and local system outcomes. In addition, participants will hear from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, who provided an overview on pathways to enrollment and the types of behavioral health services covered under Medicaid expansion. (View the first and second webinar in this series).
Speakers Jenny Montoya Tansey, Health Matters Project Director, Californians for Safety and Justice; Colleen Gallagher, Director, Quality Assurance, Health& Addiction Services, Connecticut Department of Corrections and Kathleen F. Maurer, Correctional Medical Director, Connecticut Department of Corrections; Cindy Booth, Transition and Release Administrator , Oregon Department of Corrections and Shawn Cost-Streety, Reentry Benefits Coordinator, Oregon Department of Corrections; Barry Pfundt, Staff Attorney, Center for Justice, Spokane and Francis Adewale, Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Spokane; and Stephanie Kaminsky, Senior Technical Advisor, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services