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Insights and Key Considerations for Implementing Value-Based Payment in Children's Oral Health: Perspectives from Participating States

Meeting Description:

CMS's Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Children’s Oral Health Initiative (OHI) on Value-Based Payment (VBP) is hosting a national webinar to showcase the support provided, successes, and key takeaways of the three participating states: the District of Columbia, Michigan, and New Hampshire. During this webinar, representatives from these Medicaid agencies will describe their process of implementing VBP and contracting approaches to incentivize reductions in adverse children’s oral health care outcomes (e.g., caries, emergency department utilization). The webinar presenters will describe their processes for defining a project aim and metrics, successes to date, strategies used to overcome barriers, and considerations required (e.g., stakeholder engagement, methods for data collection and analysis) to implement VBP. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in a facilitated question-and-answer (Q&A) session. 


  • Colleen Sonosky, Associate Director, District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance
  • Sandhya Swarnavel, Quality Analyst, Quality Improvement and Program Development, Bureau of Medicaid Care Management and Quality Assurance, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Sarah Finne, Dental Director, Office of Medicaid Services, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services


  • William Olesiuk, Project Director, IBM® Watson Health™
  • Olivia Reding, Deputy, IBM Watson Health
  • Andrew Snyder, Oral Health Subject Matter Expert, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


Date: Tue, Aug 27, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Kristina Long