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Dirigo cyber seminar leading the way maine s experience in expanding coverage

Dirigo Cyber SeminarLeading the Way?: Maine’s Experience in Expanding Coverage

Sponsors: The Commonwealth Fund’s State Innovations Program and Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)--a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationFebruary 1, 200812:00 – 1:30 pm (EDT)


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Dirigo Cyber SeminarLeading the Way?: Maine’s Experience in Expanding Coverage

Sponsors: The Commonwealth Fund’s State Innovations Program and Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)--a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationFebruary 1, 200812:00 – 1:30 pm (EDT)


Why dirigo

Why Dirigo?

  • First state attempt at comprehensive health reform

  • Goals:

    • Provide affordable health insurance coverage to all residents by 2009

    • Slow the growth of health care costs

    • Improve the quality of care

  • Evaluation efforts intended to provide guidance and lessons learned for other states looking to expand coverage, improve quality, and contain costs going forward


Study findings

Study Findings

Study findings featured during today’s presentation can be found online at:

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=605785

http://www.hcfo.net/DirigoReport.pdf

http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/publications/PDFs/dirigooverview.pdf

The complete report, including information about the study methods, can be found on Mathematica's Web site at:

http://www.mathematicampr.com/health/dirigochoice.asp


Leading the way maine s experience in expanding coverage february 1 2008 12 00 1 30 p m edt

Leading the Way?: Maine’s Experience in Expanding CoverageFebruary 1, 2008, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Moderator:

Rachel Nuzum, M.P.H.

Program Officer

The Commonwealth Fund

Presenters:

Debra Lipson, M.H.S.A.

Senior Researcher

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Jim Verdier, J.D.

Senior Fellow

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Discussants:

Trish Riley, M.S.

Director

Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance, State of Maine

Karynlee Harrington

Executive Director

Dirigo Health Agency

Enrique Martinez-Vidal

Director

State Coverage Initiatives


Please send questions or comments

Please Send Questions or Comments

Chat Feature

Please type your questions at any point during the cyber seminar and click send. They will be answered at an appropriate time in the order they are received or answers will be posted following the event.

If you experience any technical problems, please dial *10* and a Genesys representative will contact you.


Unanswered questions

Unanswered Questions?

If you have any unanswered questions, please send an

email to:

[email protected]

We will try to answer as many questions as we can and

will post these at:

www.hcfo.net


Cyber seminar products

Cyber Seminar Products

For an archive of today’s event, including an audio recording, presenters’ slides and contact information, and links to study findings, please visit

www.hcfo.net

For an e-forum of today’s event, please visit

www.commonwealthfund.org


Please stay tuned

Please stay tuned . . .

In order to help us improve future

cyber seminars, please stay with us and

complete the brief survey at the end of the

session. It will only take a few minutes!


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