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IMI’s Jennifer Moore Selected for Medicaid Leadership Academy

September 27, 2018

IMI’s Jennifer Moore Selected for Medicaid Leadership Academy

Washington, DC, September 27, 2018 – The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., was selected to attend the Council of State Governments’ (CSG) Medicaid Leadership Academy on September 26-28 in Washington, DC.

Federal government representatives and officials from health policy organizations and state Medicaid programs presented at the event, highlighting innovative programs in states that are improving health outcomes and reducing health care costs.

“I’m honored to be chosen as keynote luncheon speaker for the CSG’s annual Medicaid event,” said Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., executive director of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, a non-profit Medicaid research group based in Washington, DC. “It’s a great privilege to have this opportunity to share the IMI’s research on important issues like the opioid crisis and its effect on Medicaid moms and babies with the esteemed health care decision makers we have here today.”

Other presentation topics included dementia-competent care in Virginia, a telehealth diabetes monitoring program in Mississippi, a proposal in Oklahoma to move to value-based prescription drug purchasing and a Medicaid managed care organization’s work to address social determinants of health in Pennsylvania.

Thirty-three people, including legislators and regulators, from 24 states and the District of Columbia and Northern Mariana Islands were selected to participate.

“CSG is very proud of the Medicaid academy series that began in 2012,” said Debra Miller, CSG’s director of health policy. “The meetings have been attended by more than 200 established and emerging leaders in health care and Medicaid policy from across the country.”

The 2018 program was designed for legislators who have recently assumed committee leadership positions related to health, Medicaid, health finances and appropriations, or members who aspire to committee leadership positions.

The Medicaid academy series exposes legislators to thought leaders and experienced program administrators and provides opportunities for peer discussions among legislators about promising approaches from other states and lessons learned.

For more information about the CSG Policy Academy series, visit


About the Council of State Governments

The Council of State Governments is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national, and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.

About the IMI 
The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit research organization that provides independent, nonpartisan information and analysis that informs Medicaid policy and improves the health of the nation.

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Lydia Tonkonow