Inside Health Care #89 BONUS episode: Louisiana Medicaid & Moving Health Equity into the States

September 28, 2022 · David J. Smolar

In this BONUS episode of Inside Health Care, you’ll find the full interview with Louisiana Medicaid leaders on a new framework for improving Health Equity at the state level.

Kristine ToppeIn this interview, NCQA Assistant Vice President for State Affairs Kristine Toppe moderates a discussion with state Medicaid quality leaders from Louisiana. They discuss a new report, funded by the California Health Care Foundation. The paper follows an earlier one, as Kristine will explain, with both reports geared to provide new tools for states in improving Health Equity. Specifically, the discussion here focuses on improving Medicaid-based managed care.

Kristine’s guests in this interview are:

Kolynda Parker

Kolynda Parker, Medicaid Deputy Director, Louisiana Department of Health,

Amanda Dumas

And Amanda Dumas, Chief Medicaid Officer, Louisiana Department of Health.

Don’t forget about the upcoming NCQA Health Innovation Summit, live in DC, October 31-November 3, 2022.


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