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  1. Sep
    3
    Wed

    1. Care Coordination: Lessons, Challenges, & the Future
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Care Coordination: Lessons, Challenges, & the Future

      What: Discussions on care coordination initiatives in the aging, behavioral health, and primary care settings, exploring regional as well as national efforts. A training and workforce development panel to discuss current undertakings and best practices. Breakout discussions to gather stakeholder input on challenges and potential solutions to address gaps in care coordination implementation.

      Who: Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

      When: Wednesday, September 3rd, 9am – 4pm. To register, click here

      Where: University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago IL 60615.

  2. Sep
    4
    Thu

    1. Symposium: State-Based Exchanges – The Way Forward
      8:30 am – 5:00 pm

      What: A symposium featuring broad-based discussion on management practices for launching and operating state-based health insurance exchanges – those that have worked and not worked, and why.

      Who: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

      When: Thursday, September 4, 2014 8:30 am – 5 pm CST. To register, click here.

      Where: Northwestern University, Wieboldt Hall, 340 E. Superior St., Chicago IL 60611

    2. Webinar: Moving to Medicaid Managed Care
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Webinar: Moving to Medicaid Managed Care

      What: This webinar will address questions and challenges that emerge when assisting individuals and families who are required to transition from traditional fee-for-service Medicaid to managed care health plans. Topics covered include: understanding the basics of a managed care delivery system and how it compares to traditional fee-for-service Medicaid, learning who is required to transition from traditional Medicaid and the timeline for those individuals to select and enroll in a managed care health plan, becoming aware of resources available to help consumers understand this process, make informed health care decisions, and avoid lapses in continuity of care, and more

      Who: Starting Strong Illinois

      When: Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00-3:00PM CDT. To register, click here.

       

    3. Webinar: Transition to Medicaid Managed Care
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Webinar: Transition to Medicaid Managed Care

      What: HFS is transitioning 50% of the state’s Medicaid clients into managed care health plans by 2015. Many who have recently enrolled in Medicaid coverage will be among those required by the state to select and enroll in a managed care health plan over the next several months. This webinar will address questions and challenges that emerge when assisting those required to transition.

      Who: Nadeen Israel, Project Manager of Health Policy at the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, will be presenting and answering questions.

      When: Thursday, September 4, 2-3 pm. To register click here

  3. Sep
    10
    Wed

    1. Webinar: Using Your Health Insurance
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Webinar: Using Your Health Insurance

      What: Many people now have health insurance but may not know how to use it. This webinar and conference call will discuss how to read your insurance card, how to find a doctor, what you need to know in making an appointment and what to do in case you have a health emergency. Key terms will be discussed as well as recommended health screenings.

      Who: HHS Partnership Center

      When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT. To register, click here.

      To Join By Phone Only, Dial: +1 (702) 489-0001, Access Code: 163-133-543. For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key.

  4. Sep
    11
    Thu

    1. Ten Steps Forward: Illinois Baby-Friendly Hospital Conference @ Dove Conference Center, Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Ten Steps Forward:  Illinois Baby-Friendly Hospital Conference 
      What: This statewide, one-day conference is intended for representatives of organizations pursuing Baby-Friendly Hospital designation, as well as any individuals who are interested in supporting the Baby-Friendly initiative in their communities.

      Who: Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health We Choose Health Initiative

      When: September 11, 8:30am-4:00pm

      Cost: $10 to cover the cost of refreshments and a boxed lunch. Continuing education credits for RNs and IBCLCs are pending and will be included in the registration fee.

      Register here: www.tinyurl.com/TenStepsForwardIL

       

  5. Sep
    17
    Wed

    1. 28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference
      7:30 am – 7:00 pm

      28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference

      What: This conference is designed to accelerate the growth of women-owned businesses through powerful workshops and a dynamic trade show, connecting women entrepreneurs with prospective corporate and government clients. Themed Your Growth is Our Business, the conference includes: Women’s Business Fair Midwest, Contract Connections, roundtable matchmaker meetings, connecting certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) with corporate and government buyers, as well as info on SHOP from Enroll Chicago Small Business Initiative.

      Who: Women’s Business Development Center

      When: Wednesday, September 17, 7:30-7:00 pm. To register click here

  6. Sep
    25
    Thu

    1. Give CMS Feedback on the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      CMS/Stakeholder Medicaid IAP Meeting

      What: An informational discussion and listening session focused around the new Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program. CMS is interested in your feedback and ideas as they move forward in selecting IAP program priorities (we have identified substance use disorder as an initial IAP priority area but have capacity to select a few more) and develop the key IAP function areas (model design, data analytics, quality measurement, rapid cycle improvement).

      Who: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

      When: Thursday, September 25, 9 am to 5 pm. To register, click here.

      Where: Chicago, Illinois

  7. Sep
    30
    Tue

    1. Webinar: Special Enrollment Periods/Resources for the Uninsured
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Webinar: Special Enrollment Periods/Resources for the Uninsured

      What: The health care law has created special enrollment periods for those who experience special circumstances such as graduating from college and losing health insurance, getting married and needing coverage for a spouse, losing employer insurance or turning 26 and losing coverage on a parent’s health plan. Join this webinar to learn more about special enrollment periods and how to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

      Who: HHS Partnership Center

      When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT. To register, click here.

      To Join By Phone Only, Dial +1 (646) 307-1719, Access Code: 754-339-340. For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key.

  8. Oct
    1
    Wed

    1. Webinar: Using Your Health Insurance
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Webinar: Using Your Health Insurance

      What: Many people now have health insurance but may not know how to use it. This webinar and conference call will discuss how to read your insurance card, how to find a doctor, what you need to know in making an appointment and what to do in case you have a health emergency. Key terms will be discussed as well as recommended health screenings.

      Who: HHS Partnership Center

      When: Wednesday, October 1 12-1 CT. To register, click here

      To Join By Phone Only, Dial: +1 (415) 655-0055, Access Code: 419-247-290 For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key

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