This free, online event was held on February 5, 2007, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: At this critical time, states are searching for ways to control Medicaid spending growth without compromising vital health care services for the country's most vulnerable populations. The Center for Health Care Strategies — through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and with the assistance of the Government Innovators Network at the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government — recently published a policy brief titled "Medicaid Best Buys for 2007: Promising Reform Strategies for Governors" outlining five of the most promising opportunities to improve the health of high-risk, high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries.

In this event, the authors and our panel of national experts discussed the five strategies outlined in the brief for both improving the quality of services and curbing the growth in Medicaid spending. States adopting these strategies could lead the health care system in providing cost-effective and high-quality care within Medicaid and beyond.

This webinar was moderated by Melanie Bella with panelists Stephen Goldsmith, Dan Crippen, Diane Rowland, Matt Salo, Alice Lind, and Stephen A. Somers.