2023 National Medicaid|Medicare|CHIP
Oral Health Symposium

April 30-May 2, 2023


The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20036

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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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2017 National Medicaid Symposium

2017 National Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP Oral Health Symposium

Note: For those 2017 Symposium participants who wish to receive CEUs, you MUST complete the Symposium Evaluation. Please click on the link below to complete your evaluation. Certificates will be emailed within the next 30 days. 

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Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street, Washington DC 20008
Event Dates:  June 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2017

Welcome Reception:  Sunday, June 4th, 2017  6:00 - 7:30 PM    

Sponsored by:  United Healthcare

2017 Symposium:  June 5th-6th, 2017    

DAY 1~Monday, June 5th, 2017

7:00     MSDA Annual Member Business Breakfast Meeting
            MSDA MEMBERS ONLY 
Sponsored by: DentaQuest 
 8:00     Continental Breakfast for Symposium Attendees    
Sponsored by: P & R Dental                            

2017 Symposium 
Theme: Improving Quality through Data Mining and Analytics 


  9:30    Keynote Address: Mary Otto                     
             Sponsored by: Delta Dental of Arkansas 

10:15    Session 1: Using Data to Improve Dental Programs                 
1.5 CEU
             Speaker: Chester Douglass, DMD, MPH (Harvard)

11:15    Session 2: Overview of Dental Delivery System    
1.5 CEU
             Speakers: Martha Dellapenna (MSDA); Megan Thomas,
             MPP (Formerly CMS); and Dave Preble, DDS (ADA)

12:30    Lunch Sponsored by: Avesis

 1:30    Session 3:  Analyzing and Interpreting Data             
1.0 CEU
            Speakers: Natalia Chalmers, DDS (DQI);
            Sabrina Johnson (IA Medicaid)

 2:45    Break   Sponsored by: Envolve Dental

 3:00    Session 4: Developing and Implementing                
            Performance Measures 
1.0 CEU
            Speaker: Jill Herndon, PhD 

 4:00    Session 5: Cost Offsets to Funding a Medicaid Adult                
            Dental Benefit 
 0.5 CEU
            Speaker: Mary E. Foley, MPH, (MSDA); Yara Halasa,
            DDS and Cynthia Tschampi PhD (Brandeis University)

 5:00    Networking Reception Sponsored by: PreViser

 6:30    MSDA Corporate Round Table Dinner-
            MEMBERS ONLY 
Sponsored by: Bedford Healthcare Solutions 

DAY 2~Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

 7:00   Continental Breakfast for Symposium Attendees    
Sponsored by: MCNA Dental Plans   

 8:00   Day 2 Opening Plenary 6: Program Integrity 2 CEUs    
           Speakers: Tyrette Hamilton (P&R Dental Strategies);
           Michael Exler, DDS (Avesis); Linda Altenhoff, DDS
           (MCNA); Sid Whitman, DDS (MSDA); Allen
           Finkelstein, DDS (Bedford Healthcare Solutions)
           Sponsored by: Elevate Oral Health 

 9:45   Break 
 Sponsored by: Delta Dental of California

10:00  Session 7: Policy Discussion 2 CEUs    
           Medicaid in 2017: How would block grants affect
           my state?
           Speakers: Maureen Hensley Quinn, MPA; Randall
           Williams, MD
           Medicare in 2017: What would a dental benefit
           look like? 
Judith Jones, DDS; Fred Sharpe, DDS, JD
           CHIPRA 2017 and Beyond: Program Concerns &
           Funding Appropriation
Viki Brant, MPA (AL CHIP); Douglas Nelson (AR)
           Sponsored by: Liberty Dental 
12:00  Lunch Sponsored by: Delta Dental of South Dakota  
            Liuncheon Presentations: NV Pneumonia; Emergency Department   

1:00   Session 8:  New Payment Models for Dentistry: Pay for
          Performance; Shared Savings; Global Payments; and 
          Value Based Concepts: What states need and are interested in.
 2 CEUs              
          Industry Panelists: 
Carl Loeb; Howard Bailit, DMD, PhD
          Medicaid Panelists: Paul Westerberg, DDS (PA);  
          John Dane, DDS (MO);  Myra Shook (VA);
          Ken Rich, DDS (KY)

3:00   Adjourn 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Mfoley@medicaiddental.org.