Committees

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation has established three committees. Additional committees, subcommittees, and working groups may be created based on the recommendation of the Board, committee leadership, and as identified by the Institute staff. A representative from each committee serves on the National Advisory Board.

Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Committee

Ana Fuentevilla, MD, MHCDS (UnitedHealthcare Community & State)
Chair

Purpose:
To identify and review current and emerging patient and clinical topics that the Institute should consider focusing its research and project efforts.

To be engaged in currently funded projects, serving as experts to guide the project deliverables and to actively participate in data collection and associated initiatives.

To identify strategies for disseminating and implementing evidence-based best practices that will improve access to high quality Medicaid services and to actively support, promote, and engage in these activities.

To serve as a conduit for identifying potential partners (i.e., health plans, advocacy organizations, funders) for initiatives.

To review research and QI proposals that are submitted to the Institute to determine their merit and potential to be engaged as a partner.

Subcommittee on the Health of All Women in Medicaid

Athena Cross, MA

Purpose:
To identify current and emerging issues related to access and coverage of women’s health services and prioritize the most salient issues in Medicaid.

To establish a strong strategic plan with both short- and long-term goals and objectives.

To create and build partnerships and collaborations to achieve the strategic plan’s goals.

To identify projects and initiatives that address the priority issues and achieve the strategic plan’s goals.

To identify funding opportunities that support the projects and initiatives that the Institute will lead.

Subcommittee on Opioid Misuse in Medicaid


Craig M. Martin, MD, DLFAPA (Vaya Health)
Co-Chair

Tedra Anderson-Brown, MD (Cardinal Innovations Healthcare)
Co-Chair

Purpose:
To identify current and emerging issues related to access, coverage, and treatment in opioid misuse disorder and prioritize the most salient issues in Medicaid.

To create and build partnerships and collaborations.

To identify multi-stakeholder projects and initiatives that address the priority issues.

To support individual/organization efforts to address opioid misuse disorder.

To identify funding opportunities that support the projects and initiatives that the Institute and individuals/organizations will lead.

To lead and support the development of evidence-based resources that informs key stakeholders including state and federal policymakers.

Data & Research (D&R) Committee

Nicole Truhe, Director, Thought Leadership, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Purpose:
To develop an annual questionnaire for Medicaid managed care organizations specific to key clinical and policy issues.

To provide scientific expertise and guidance on project proposals (i.e., methods to achieve study design) and current projects (i.e., questionnaire development, review findings).

To identify and review current and emerging Medicaid topics that the Institute should consider focusing its research and project efforts.

To serve as a conduit for identifying potential partners (i.e., health plans, advocacy organizations, funders) for initiatives.

To review research and quality improvement (QI) proposals that are submitted to the Institute to determine their merit and potential to be engaged as a partner.

To explore the feasibility of establishing a national Medicaid MCO data warehouse to address current and emerging issues with accessing quality Medicaid data in a timely manner.

Child and Adolescent Health Subcommittee

Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP (Nemours)
Chair

Purpose:
To identify the current state of health of children and adolescents in Medicaid with respect to mortality, morbidity, chronic disease and factors that undermine the foundations of health.

To establish a strong strategic plan with both short- and long-term goals and objectives that include prevention and treatment objectives based on the state of health of the child and adolescent population in Medicaid.

To create and build partnerships and collaborations to achieve the strategic plan’s goals.

To identify projects and initiatives that address the priority issues and achieve the strategic plan’s goals.

To identify funding opportunities that support the projects and initiatives of the subcommittee that the Institute will lead.

Best Practices Review Panel

Purpose:
To review and score best practice initiatives submitted by Medicaid managed care
organizations.

To identify innovative and emerging best practices in Medicaid managed care.

To select best practice initiatives for inclusion in the annual best practices compendium
and to identify award winners for recognition at the annual awards luncheon.

MMCO Survey Subcommittee

Sayanti Saha, PhD, MBA