Strategies for Health Plans to Support Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Vulnerable Populations

Event Start Date: April 01, 2021 - 4:30 PM EDT
Event End Date: April 01, 2021 - 6:00 PM EDT

You can view the webinar recording below. Supporting documents such as webinar slides and transcript are available to download by scrolling to the attachments section below. 


Podcast:

This webinar is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes.


Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 infection, and are hospitalized with COVID-19 at a rate three times higher than Medicare-only beneficiaries.[1] As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available to beneficiaries, it’s critical that high risk individuals are provided equitable access to the vaccine.

Health plans play a key role in promoting equitable access to and educating members on the importance of COVID-19 vaccines. This webinar shares strategies for how health plans can leverage benefits (e.g., transportation services), care coordination resources, and community-based partnerships to support members’ access to vaccinations; use data to identify and target outreach to the most vulnerable members; and utilize effective and culturally competent communication and outreach strategies to address vaccine hesitancy. By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify strategies to promote equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, including effective collaborations with community partners
  • Describe how to use data to identify high-risk members and target outreach to encourage uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Identify key considerations for effective communication and outreach strategies to increase vaccine confidence

Featured Speakers:

  • Marvin Figueroa, Director,Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Shelly Winston, Division of Part D Policy, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Beejadi Mukunda, MD, Medical Director, MyCare Ohio, CareSource
  • Jennifer Anadiotis, Director, Integrated Care Post-Acute Strategy, CareSource
  • Alex Li, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Misty de Lamare, Director of Communications, L.A. Care Health Plan

Intended Audience:

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders including administrators, clinical leadership, care coordinators, and case managers at health plans (including Medicare-Medicaid Plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, and managed long-term services and supports plans), as well as providers and other health care and community-based organizations who are interested in strategies related to the communication and delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

[1] The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2020. Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/files/document/medicare-covid-19-data-snapshot-fact-sheet.pdf

Attachments:

PDF iconCOVID-19 Vaccination Resource Guide

PDF iconWebinar Slides

PDF iconWebinar Transcript

PDF iconWebinar Participant Responses Summary

PDF iconQuestions and Answers