CHWs and Medicaid

CHWs and Medicaid

PDF of the Power Point Presentation CHW’s and Medicaid from the December 11, 2014 Conference –
“The Business Case for Community Health Workers: Employers & the Affordable Care Act”
Presented by: Kate McEvoy

Kate McEvoy, JD

Kate McEvoy is the Director of the Division of Health Services at the Department of Social Services, and is responsible for administration of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental and transportation benefits for over 770,000 Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. Related, she oversees health policy aspects of Connecticut Medicaid’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Administrative Services Organization contracts and associated special projects, including the Person-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiative, Rewards to Quit (incentive-based tobacco cessation program) and planning in support of the Demonstration to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees. She is also responsible for oversight of diverse aspects of the Connecticut Strategic Rebalancing Plan, including the Money Follows the Person Program, State Balancing Incentive Payments Program, TEFT, nursing home diversification and workforce initiatives. In these initiatives, Kate is particularly interested in the intersection of law and medicine with respect to person-centeredness, autonomy in decision-making and dignity of risk.

Previously, Kate served in an appointment as Assistant Comptroller/Policy Director with the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), supporting Comptroller Kevin Lembo in a policy agenda that includes achieving improved health outcomes and cost savings in the state employee and retiree health plan through value-based design, and state budget transparency. Prior to that, she served for many years as Deputy Director of the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, Inc. (AASCC), as well as acting as legislative liaison for the Connecticut Association of Agencies on Aging.

Kate is a frequent lecturer on advance health care directives, conservatorship, Medicare, home and community-based services, entitlements and health policy issues. She served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association from 2006-2008, and periodically teaches as an adjunct at Quinnipiac School of Law. Kate is the author of the treatise, Connecticut Elder Law (Thomson/West, 2008) as well as numerous articles.

Kate is a graduate of Oberlin College with a B.A. in Economics and English and received her law degree from the University of Connecticut, School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut.

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