2017 National Medicaid & CHIP
Oral Health Symposium

June 4th-6th, 2017



JANUARY 30th, 2017

Continuous Quality Improvement
in Dental Medicaid Programs
Data Mining and Analytics




2500 Calvert Street
Washington DC 20008


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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Dental Association and the Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association.
The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 
The American Dental Association designates this activity for 11.5 credit hours continuing education credits.

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 MSDA National Medicaid & CHIP Oral Health Symposium
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington DC


2016 Symposium Agenda
 and Registration

2015 National Medicaid and CHIP Oral Health Symposium

Patient Centered Integrated Healthcare: Opportunities for Medicaid and CHIP Programs, Managed Care Organizations and Providers 

Day 1:  June 1st, 2015

Keynote Address: Patrick Conway, MD  

Session 1: Opportunities for EPSDT Programs  
Session 2: Opportunities for Special Populations  
Session 3: Opportunities for Non-Disabled Adults  
Session 4: Opportunities for the Dual-Eligibles  

Day 2: June 2nd, 2015

Session 5: Standardized Coding:Treatment Verses Diagnostic Codes
                   Information Systems and the EHR  

Session 6: Timothy Shriver, PhD  Fully Alive     VIDEO
Session 7:  Evolving Interprofessional Education  
Session 8:  The Provider Perspective  
Session 9: The Payer Perspective  
Session 10:  A National Initiative - Bruce Donoff, DMD, MD  


2014 Symposium Agenda

Presentations from the 2014 Symposium - Contracting with State Medicaid Dental Programs: Improving Program Quality and Value
  • Opening Plenary: Introduction to State Contracting - James A. Gillcrist, DDS, Tennessee Health Care Financing and Administration; Bob Isman, DDS, Dental Program Consultant, California Department of Health Care Services; David Fischer, Contract Administrator, Oregon Medicaid
  • Session 1: General Obligations of the State - Kim Elliott, PhD, CPHQ, Administrator, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System; David Weeks, JD, Attorney, TennCare Office of General Counsel
  • Session 2: Scope of Services Related to Providers - David Weeks, JD, Attorney, TennCare Office of General Counsel; Robyn Olson, PhD, Management Consultant, Boston Benefit Partners; Tom Underwood, DDS, General Dentist, Tennessee Medicaid Advisory Committee; R. Mike Shirtcliff, DMD, President & CEO, Advantage Dental
  • Session 3: Scope of Services Related to Beneficiaries - Milton Bernard, DDS, Quality Plan Administrators (HSCSN Program); David Weeks, JD, Attorney, TennCare Office of General Counsel; Cheryl Harding, Vice President and COO, Delta Dental of Iowa (Dental Wellness Plan); Charles Czerepak, DDS, Pediatric Provider
  • Session 4: Program Administration and Management - Nancy Gurzick, RDH, MA, Dental Policy Specialist, Michigan Department of Community Health; Nance Orsbon, Vice President of Professional Services, Delta Dental of South Dakota; Jerry Caudill, DMD, Kentucky State Dental Director, Avesis; David Weeks, JD, Attorney, TennCare Office of General Counsel
  • Session 5: Program Integrity - David Weeks, JD, Attorney, TennCare Office of General Counsel
  • Session 6: Reporting Requirements; Lessons Learned, Dos and Don'ts - R. Mike Shirtcliff, DMD, President & CEO, Advantage Dental; Robert Thielen, DDS, MBA, Aetna Medicaid; David Fischer, Contract Administrator, Oregon Medicaid; David Weeks, JD, Attorney, TennCare Office of General Counsel
Agendas from Previous Symposia:

Presentations from the 2013 Symposium- Optimizing Program Impact through Innovation and Leadership

Presentations from the 2012 Symposium- Designing Quality in High Definition:

Presentations from the 2011 Symposium- New Directions for Medicaid and CHIP Dental Programs