History of Topics Discussed

The list below includes all meeting meetings through April 2014. For current meeting minutes, please go here. 

March 2013: LARCs in the Context of Medicaid and Medicaid Expansions Services

February 2013 Using the IOM Recommendations as a Framework for Lessons Learned

January 2013 Refining the Questions of Interest that Our Group Has Experience and Data to Frame and Inform

December 2012 Whether and How to Develop Lessons Learned; Identifying Stakeholders and their Interests

November 2012 State Experience with LARCs; Status of State Data on Common Indicators

October 2012 Updates from Participating States

September 2012 FL and OPA Updates; Testing Specific Hypotheses Using Cross-State Data

August 2012 Review of Group’s Mission Leads to Initial Common Data Template

July 2012:  No Conference Call

June 2012 Refining Common Indicators and Available Data; Identifying New Questions

May 2012 Formulating Waiver Success Data to Inform State Family Planning Programs

April 2012 Evaluating Waiver Successes -Part Two

March 2012 Evaluating Waiver Successes – Part One

February 2012 Identifying the Four Key Stakeholders State Program Leadership, Insurance CompaniesPayors, Family Planning Providers, Federal Government

January 2012 Waiver Legacy Determining Stakeholders’ Interest in Lessons Learned

December 2011 Focusing on Evaluation Indicators Tracking Clinical Outcomes

November 2011 Syncing Family Planning Waiver Indicators with National Measures

October 2011 Focusing on Evaluation Indicators Tracking Clinical Outcomes

September 2011 Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight Useful Priority Indicators for Comparison

August 2011 Continued Discussion of the Selection of a Common Measure of Birth or Pregnancy Spacing

July 2011 Indicators of Risk and Optimal Birth and Pregnancy Intervals

June 2011 Consideration of Priority Indicators for Comparison Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight, Age at First Birth and Inter-Pregnancy Interval

May 2011 Priority Indicators for Comparison

April 2011 Comparative Benchmarking Financial Indicators

March 2011 Next Steps for Comparative Benchmarking Using Selected Indicators

February 2011: Presentation on “Estimating the Impact of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility for Family Planning Services: 2011 Update” (Guttmacher Institute Report)

January 2011 Selection of Fifteen Indicators for Cross-State Comparison

December 2010 Selecting Indicators to Track Family Planning Waiver Success Continued Discussion

November 2010 State Updates Concerning SPAs vs Waivers, and Selecting Indicators to Illustrate Waiver Success

October 2010 FP Waivers vs State Plan Amendments (SPAs) Considerations and Issues, continued

September 2010 FP Waivers vs State Plan Amendments (SPAs) Considerations and Issues

July/August 2010: No Conference Calls

June 2010 Compiling Waiver Indicators Electronic Medical Records

May 2010 Calculating Budget Neutrality

April 2010 Thinking About the Status of FP Waivers in the Wake of Health Care Reform

March 2010 Addressing Key Topics of Interest to Waiver Evaluators

February 2010 Identifying and Tracking Services Provided Through the Family Planning Waiver

January 2010 Consideration of Common Indicators, Especially Budget Neutrality and Births Averted

December 2009 Feedback from CMS about Recommendations for Evaluation of Primary Care Referrals

November 2009 Finalizing Recommendations to CMS re Primary Care Referrals

October 2009: No Conference Call

AugustSeptember 2009 Recommendations re Primary Care Referrals in Title X Programs

July 2009 Considering Provider Mix as an Issue to be able to Compare Measures Across Programs

June 2009 Reviewing Benchmark Measures for FP Waivers

May 2009: No Conference Call

April 2009 Topics and Timelines for Common Definitions for Benchmarks, Provider Mix and State Service Profiles; Writing in Collaboration

March 2009 Primary Care Referrals Definitions, Methods and Findings

February 2009 Website Organization and Refining Definitions for Common Indicators

January 2009 Establishing a Group Website, Reviewing Progress to Date and Topics for 2009

December 2008 Participation of Providers, Availability of Reimbursement Data To Compare CPT Codes Used and Patterns of Reimbursement across States

November 2008 Indicators Related to Provider Mix and Provider Capacity and Procedure Codes

July 2008 Discussion of State Data for Expected Births and Births Averted and Methods of Calculation

June 2008 Updated Indicator Data and Discussion of Indicators Related to Expected Births and Births Averted

May 2008 Proposed Measure for Estimating the Use of Effective Contraceptive Methods

April 2008 Continuation of Comparable Data with Discussion of Indicators (Percent of eligible population enrolled; enrolled population seen for waiver-covered service and perc

March 2008 Continued Discussion of Comparable Data and Discussion of Methods of Estimating Population Eligible for the Family Planning Waiver

February 2008 Collection of Comparable Data on a Set of Medicaid Family Planning Indicators

January 2008 Referrals for Primary Care and Topics for 2008

December 2007 Evaluating Coverage of STIs by the Medicaid Waiver

November 2007 Follow-up Discussion on the Usefulness of Unintended Pregnancy Rate as an Outcome Measure

September 2007 Outcome Measures Used by Virginia [Carpenter] and Measurement of Unintended Pregnancy in SC

August 2007 NC’s Methodology for Calculating Baseline Fertility

May 2007 Revisiting Birth Spacing as an Outcome Measure for Medicaid Family Planning Waivers

April 2007 Investigating the Possibility of Getting Consistent Population-in-Need Estimates for Each State With a Waiver

March 2007 Outreach Efforts Measuring Their Success and Identifying the Most Successful

February 2007 Scheduling Topics for Future Calls

January 2007 What Issues Do We Want to Talk About on Future Calls

December 2006 Status of Florida’s Medicaid Family Planning Renewal [Lange and Roth] and How States Are Doing Relative to Quantifying Their Objectives

November 2006 NC Method for Calculating the Population Eligible for the Waiver

October 2006Beginning Discussion on the Collection of Data from the Region IV Waiver States Using Common Definitions

September 2006 Draft Model Budget Neutrality Worksheets and Instructions

August 2006 Methods to Include Third Party Liability Collections in Budget Neutrality and Use of CMS64Data

July 2006 Discussion Draft Common Definitions and Procedures

June 2006 “Alabama Model” for Calculating Budget Neutrality [Sonfield and Bronstein] and Region IV Common Definitions

May 2006 Working with CMS and the ListServe Being Developed by California and Birth Interval Discussion Follow-up

April 2006 Measurement of Birth Intervals

March 2006 Measurement of Budget Neutrality and Best Way to Estimate the Population of Women Eligible for SOBRA in the Pre-Waiver Baseline

February 2006 Measurement of Budget Neutrality

January 2006 Measurement of Budget Neutrality

December 2005Eligibility Criteria and Definitions of Enrollee, Participant, UserClient, and New UserClient

November 2005 Outcome Measures

October 2005 Plan for the Calls