National Medicaid expert Vernon K. Smith, Ph.D., senior advisor for Health Management Associates, talked to Kansas policymakers and other invited guests about trends in Medicaid managed care. Kansas Senator Vicki Schmidt kicked off the program and Kari Bruffett, KHI director of policy, provided a Kansas perspective. Robert St. Peter, M.D., KHI president and CEO, moderated a discussion with Mr. Smith and the audience.
Mr. Smith provided insights about Medicaid spending, enrollment, long-term and services and supports (LTSS), and more.
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civic dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.