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PCA & HCCN 2020

HGS2_HMA1 - HGS2 Conference Welcome & HMA1 Education Session #1: Telling the Value Story - Telehealth and State Medicaid

Nov 16, 2020 1:30pm ‐ Nov 16, 2020 3:30pm


Demonstrate how PCAs and HCCNs are handling both challenges and opportunities in state telehealth and Medicaid policy to protect and expand primary care delivery and improve health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify and evaluate best practices and approaches in state and federal telehealth policy since the onset of the pandemic, with a focus on compiling a set of action steps states can take in 2021 to enact these best practices into law.
  • Assess and analyze the state Medicaid environment, based on current activities and the outcome of the 2020 federal and state elections.
  • Breaking out participants into red- and blue-state leaning groups, identify and differentiate various offensive and defensive strategies to support state Medicaid programs in 2021.


  • Polly Anderson, VP of Strategy & Financing, Colorado Community Health Network
  • Jeremy Crandall, Director, Federal and State Policy, NACHC
  • Denise Cyzman, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Community Care Network of Kansas
  • Jason Greer, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Community Managed Care Network, Inc.
  • Tara McCollum Plese, Chief External Affairs Officer, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
  • Cheri Rinehart, RN, BSN, NHA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
  • Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO, NACHC
  • Lathran J. Woodard, Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association

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