Dr. Tracy Johnson, HCPF, discussed improving care support programs. She noted programs that are in development, including maternity, newborn, diabetes, hypertension, anxiety and depression, chronic pain, and substance use disorders programs. Dr. Johnson explained Medicaid Regional Accountable Entities (RAEs) to the committee.
Ms. Bimestefer noted HCPF's successes, including decreased call wait times, decreased opioid use, increased use of the PEAK application, increase in Medicaid providers, and submittal of a substance use disorder waiver. She summarized HCPF's partnerships with other state agencies.