Meeting Archive:
Beyond the Screening: Treatment Services under the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents

Meeting Description:
State Medicaid programs offer a variety of treatment services to meet the needs of children with physical and behavioral health conditions. Under federal law, Medicaid programs must cover services for children, as long as the treatments are necessary to correct or ameliorate the child's condition, even if the services are not covered for adults. Join this NASHP webinar to hear a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on how states can leverage the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as EPSDT) to meet the treatment needs of children. This will be followed by a conversation with presenters from Colorado and Washington about treatment services under the EPSDT benefit and their processes for determining service coverage.

This webinar is the fourth in a series on the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents: the final webinar in the series will focus on care coordination services for children. In conjunction with this webinar series, NASHP launched a Resource Map on to disseminate state-specific resources and information about strategies that state policymakers and Medicaid officials can use to deliver the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents.
Date: Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Mike Stanek
 Presenter Information
Gail Kreiger, Section Manager, Washington Health Care Authority

Gail Kreiger is the manager of the Healthcare Benefits and Utilization Management section within the Washington State Health Care Authority.  She is responsible for health care policy and benefits for Medicaid's fee-for-service clients.   She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.   Gail's career has centered on heath care cost containment and utilization management since 1984. She has served in utilization management positions for a commercial health care carrier, for LNI, and for the Department of Corrections before coming to Medicaid in 2002.

Gina Robinson, Program Administrator, Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
Gina Robinson currently serves as the contract administrator for the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) administrative and case management program at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.  In this capacity, she ensures compliance with all federal and state requirements for EPSDT.  This also includes communicating the EPSDT requirements to providers and ensuring providers deliver services consistent with the specific standards and requirements.  She collaborates with providers to ensure Medicaid EPSDT eligible clients receive EPSDT services in a timely manner as outlined in the EPSDT periodicity schedule.  Gina also oversees the development and implementation of the training curriculum for both EPSDT outreach coordinators and providers. 

Laurie Norris, Senior Policy Advisor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Laurie Norris joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011 as a Senior Policy Advisor and Coordinator of the CMS Oral Health Initiative. In addition to oral health, her CMS portfolio includes EPSDT. Laurie has been active in the field of children’s oral health since 2007 when her client, Deamonte Driver, died from a preventable dental abscess that spread to his brain. Laurie holds a law degree from New York University School of Law.