March 21, 2019

Serving the Whole Beneficiary: Integrated Care Under Medicaid

American Health Lawyers Association


George Kendall, partner in Faegre Drinker’s health care group, presented "Serving the Whole Beneficiary: Integrated Care Under Medicaid" at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association, March 20-22, 2019, in Baltimore, MD. George was joined on the panel by co-presenters, Christian L. Soura, vice president of policy and finance at the South Carolina Hospital Association, and Matt Wolfe, partner at Parker Poe. Their discussion included:

  • Legal and historical bases for separate treatment of behavioral and physical health care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
  • The trend toward integrating physical health care and behavioral health care and why whole person care is important for Medicaid beneficiaries, payers and providers.
  • Recent initiatives to integrate behavioral and physical health care in Medicaid through and including Section 1115 Waivers.
  • Insight into how State Medicaid directors make decisions on physical and behavioral health integration, Medicaid waiver, applications and other important issues.

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