This virtual public event featured a diverse panel of experts who discussed considerations for using PHE flexibilities to improve person-centered care for older adults and high-level tradeoffs of telehealth policy that policymakers will need to contend with in the near future.
Additionally, attendees heard insights from the recently produced “Leveraging COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Flexibilities to Advance Person-Centered Care for Older Adults and People with Complex Care Needs: A Roadmap for Policymakers” during the briefing. Panelists underlined how this work coincides with legislative and regulatory actions done to date, including the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 and the Administration’s recent declaration to end the PHE on May 11.
- Anne Tumlinson, M.S., Chief Executive Officer, ATI Advisory (moderator)
- Stephanie Anthony, J.D., MPH Senior Advisor, Manatt Health
- Amy Bassano, M.A., Managing Director, Medicare, Health Management Associates
- Kristal Vardaman, Ph.D., MSPH, Director, Medicaid Policy and Programs, Aurrera Health Group
- Shelby Harrington, MS, RN, Principal, Quality and Clinical Strategy, Avalere Health
- Adimika Arthur, MPH, Executive Director, HealthTech 4 Medicaid
- Joanne Jee, MPH, Policy Director and Congressional Liaison, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
This event was organized by the Alliance for Health Policy in partnership with ATI Advisory, Health Management Associates (HMA), and Manatt Health, with generous support from The SCAN Foundation (TSF).