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What They’re Watching: Carol Steckel, InnovAge

| Aug 2, 2022 | Florida

With her 30 years of experience working with the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Carol Steckel, Executive Vice President of Government Relations at InnovAge, reflects on the transformation of PACE from small-scale, community-based models to state investments that are being replicated across the country.      With...[ Read More ]

Maryland has an opportunity to invest first-ever dementia-specific state funding

| Jul 26, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland policymakers, state agencies, and other health care executives are poised to take an all-encompassing approach to care for Marylanders with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, a leading expert in the field says. Even as the health care system continues to work through the stress of the COVID pandemic, new, historical...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Adrienne Breidenstine, Behavioral Health System of Baltimore on 988 rollout

| Jul 25, 2022 | Maryland

Adrienne Breidenstine, MSW, is the Vice President of Policy and Communications at the Behavioral Health System of Baltimore (BHSB), a nonprofit organization that manages Baltimore City’s care system for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.  In this Q&A, Breidenstine discusses the recent launch of the 988 Suicide and...[ Read More ]

How the Maryland elections could affect future health policy

| Jul 22, 2022 | Maryland

Incoming results from Tuesday’s primary elections in Maryland indicate Del. Dan Cox, backed by former President Donald Trump, as the GOP winner. Results from the Democratic primary are still pending, although author and army veteran Wes Moore holds a lead over other frontrunners Tom Perez and Peter Franchot. Cox and...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Jonathan Dayton, Maryland Rural Health Association

| Jul 21, 2022 | Maryland

Jonathan Dayton is the Executive Director of the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA). In this “What They’re Watching” video, Dayton highlights MRHA’s priorities for ensuring rural Marylanders have access to health services.      Telehealth has helped break down barriers to care for Maryland’s 18 rural counties. Dayton says MRHA...[ Read More ]

FPI budget analysis critiques lack of Medicaid expansion, long term care waitlists

| Jul 20, 2022 | Florida

A new analysis from the Florida Policy Institute (FPI) breaks down the impact of the FY 2022-23 budget on the state’s Medicaid population, long term care, and various safety net programs. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the $110 billion budget in June 2022, an 8.3% increase from the FY 2021-2022 budget. ...[ Read More ]