2021-2022 National Medicaid|Medicare|CHIP
Oral Health Symposium

Event Registration 

January 11th-12th, 2022




December 2-3rd, 2021


Willard Intercontinental Hotel Washington DC

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Wahington DC 20004


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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Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

2021 - 2022 MSDA Annual Symposium

Start Date: 1/11/2022 9:30 AM EST
End Date: 1/12/2022 6:00 PM EST

Event Website: www.medicaiddental.org

Organization Name: Medicaid Medicare CHIP Services Dental Association

Mary Foley
Email: Mfoley@medicaiddental.org
Phone: (508) 322-0557


Advancing Oral Health Equity through 
Inclusion, Access, Accountability, and Artificial Intelligence
12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
10:00—10:15  PRESIDENTS’ WELCOME: Scott Cashion, DDS | Alani Jackson
10:15—11:00  KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 
Focusing on Equity in Oral Healthcare—Why Now and How?
Our Keynote speaker will address Equity from the federal perspective and what it means for oral healthcare and stakeholders working in the government space.
11:00—12:30  SESSION 1: Understanding the Problems                                                                            
Session I will “Give Voice” to Medicaid beneficiaries and will focus on their needs by specific population groups. Attendees will hear from Medicaid eligible adultsolder adultscaretakers and/or patients with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Persons of Color, Race, Ethnicity and Gender. Speakers will address barriers and challenges from the personal/policy/program perspectives.
12:30—1:30 VENDOR SHOWCASE                                                                                                                            
1:30—3:00  SESSION 2: Identifying Solutions: Inclusion and Access                                                       
Problems in Medicaid are multi-pronged, and as such need a multi-pronged approach to solve. In Session 2 we will lay out potential strategies for solving such problems.  These include administrative policies that address inclusion and access. State Medicaid administrators and contract vendors will provide innovative examples of how their programs are addressing these issues. 
3:00—4:00  VENDOR SHOWCASE                                                                                                                        
4:00—5:30  SESSION 3:  Ensuring Network Adequacy                                                                               
Session 3 will explore Network Adequacy. Panelists will address the questions: What constitutes Network Adequacy?  How is it measured? Are such measures consistent across States—across oral health plans?  How can administrators ensure that their dental provider networks are truly adequate? Themes such as sufficient number/rate of providers, specialty provider number/rates, geographic location, satisfactory reimbursement rates, administrative solutions, performance measurement, and credentialling will all be covered. 
Advancing Oral Health and Healthcare Equity through 
Inclusion, Access, Accountability, and Artificial Intelligence

DAY 2: Wednesday, 
January 12th, 2022      

10:00—10:30  SESSION 4: Adapting to Change as a Result of COVID
What We’ve Learned; What’s Next   
Session 4 will address the changes that have taken place across Medicaid programs, and in dentistry as a discipline since the emergence of COVID. Our Keynote will address lessons learned, progress, new strategies for working with government agencies and what we can expect in the foreseeable future. 
10:30—12:00  SESSION 5: Assessing Quality and Equity
in Medicaid Programs & Oral Healthcare
In Session 5 attendees will learn more about assessing quality and equity in health outcomes. Speakers will address, the need for utilizing true diagnostic coding in dentistry and the measures of equity in both oral healthcare and oral health outcomes. Attendees will hear from government officials on how to move in this direction when administrating and evaluating Medicaid dental programs across the States. 


1:00—2:30  SESSION 6: Gaining Input through Member Self-Assessment    
In Session 6, attendees will learn of a new Oral Health Equity Self-Assessment tool for use by both Medicaid beneficiaries and program administrators. Attendees will hear why the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise elected to develop such a tool, how the tool was developed with key stakeholders, the survey framework and questions, and how it will be operationalized using an interactive electronic platform to deliver key reports to individual members, contract vendors and the State Medicaid dental programs.

2:30—3:30  VENDOR SHOWCASE                                                                                                                           

3:30—4:30  SESSION 7:  Employing Artificial Intelligence
in Medicaid Program Administration  
Artificial intelligence is reaching the far corners of business and healthcare. In this session attendees will learn of the innovative ways in which AI is contributing to Medicaid dental program management of health information; improved diagnostics, decision support, predictive analytics, standardized and objective patient information, operational efficiencies, digital workflows, claim submission accuracies, provider performance; and program integrity.
4:30—5:30  SESSION 8:  Clinical Perspective and Evidence Update                                                         
This session will highlight an emerging clinical topic.  Topic to be determined. 
5:30—6:00   SESSION 9: DC Federal and Legislative Update                                                                       
Session 9 will provide an update on Federal legislation and regulation effecting Medicaid dental programs, contract vendors, providers and beneficiaries.