What to Expect: National Conference Fellows to Present on Medicaid Issues (Part 2, Henderson)

Thomas (Tim) Henderson, MSPH; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Thomas (Tim) Henderson, MSPH; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

One of the criteria on which the ultimate success of PPACA may be judged is the extent to which each of the 50 states participates meets the expectations of the legislation in regards to utilizing Medicaid mechanisms to expand access to health care for its underserved populations.

This will be the topic of a plenary presentation at the 25th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, to be held April 14-16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Tim Henderson, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration at George Mason University, a Fellow of the National Conferences, will discuss how how different states are participating/not participating in the Medicaid expansion, and how and what impact it will have on access and other reform objectives.

He will concentrate his presentation on the Medicaid programs of five states: California, Michigan, Ohio, Utah and Washington.

Mr Henderson has has over thirty-five years of experience in progressive health policy research, project management and clinic administration for federal, state, international, and private sector organizations.

Whimsical Statuary in Embarcadero Plaza, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency
Whimsical Statuary in Embarcadero Plaza, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency

His experience includes the positions of Director of the Institute for Primary Care and Workforce Analysis at the National Conference of State Legislatures, and senior policy analyst positions with the National Governors’ Association, the Center for Policy Research, and the United States Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment. He is a former member of the United States delegation to the Annual International Conference on the Health Care Workforce.

Since 2004 he has been associated with George Mason University’s Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, where he has served as Acting Deputy Director and has directed the Center’s Washington Health Policy Institute, a week-long summer seminar for graduate students and others interested in health policy.

Mr. Henderson teaches courses in health policy for baccalaureate and masters degree health sciences students.

Caryn Slack, MD; Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City
Caryn Slack, MD; Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City

In 2011, Mr Henderson presented data at the Twenty-Second National Conference of Primary Health Care Access from his latest research for AAMC that surveyed state Medicaid programs to identify the policies and payments that states have in place to fund graduate medical education [See Proceedings of the 22nd National Conference: Tim Henderson – The Funding of Graduate Medical Education through Medicaid Dollars.]

Following Mr Henderson’s presentation, Dr Caryn Slack, medical director of the State of Utah’s Medicaid program, will respond.

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