Block Grants – A Heavy Lift?
May 2019 – The session introduces Block Grants as a proposed method for funding Medicaid. The introduction includes a deep dive into the use of historical and current use of block grants, and the pros and cons learned from prior use. Finally, we look at what can be done if block grants are in your future.
1. Define block grants
2. Identify use of block grants in funding Medicaid
3. Provide action steps in response to block grant funding.
Includes bibliography and question/answer session.
Presenter: Suki Norris, JD
Senior Knowledge Engineer, The Echo Group
Suki has 35 years of experience in Healthcare including Healthcare law, Managed Care, and Behavioral Health. She has been with the Echo Group for 20 years. Suki has extensive experience with Medicaid waivers, Meaningful Use, and the Excellence in Mental Health Act. She has worked extensively in data analysis including working with big data in support of clients and ongoing research. Her knowledge of Behavioral Health law has been sought by customers across the country as they address specific needs such as the use of an Electronic Health Record and the challenges of HIE and the inclusion behavioral health data. She has presented on a variety of topics including 42CFR Part 2, the challenge of parity, quality measures in behavioral health, value-based payment, and integrated/collaborated care.