The MESC 2023 Call for Abstracts is now open!
We will focus the discussion this year on seven subject tracks listed below covering a wide range of topics critically important to Medicaid enterprise and systems technology. Proposals should reflect areas that improve and advance Medicaid and Health and Human Service programs. The themes are provided as guidelines only. We are interested in well-developed and meaningful proposals.
Be creative; if your idea does not fall neatly into a specific category, please submit it in our “wild card” theme. The main themes identified by our national planning committee are as follows:
The themes for this year are:
- Integrations, Innovation & Modernization Across the MES Environment: Sessions in this track focus on success stories and cutting-edge innovations across the MES environment that have resulted in measurable outcomes for State agencies. Abstracts could highlight new approaches in mobile engagement & interoperability efforts; innovative solutions that States and vendors have implemented to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and meet the needs of members, providers and State stakeholders.
- Managing Your MES in a Multi-vendor/Multi-module Environment: Sessions in this track focus on the challenges and success stories encountered by States in managing the ever-increasing number of vendors and modules in the MES environment. Abstracts could focus on improved efficiencies in working with sister agencies, new approaches to funding resources, and the development and use of VMO best practices in a multi-system and multivendor landscape.
- Lessons Learned from the PHE – Keeping the Momentum Going…: Sessions in this track focus on the valuable lessons learned and best practices gained during the PHE that will most likely continue in the future. Abstracts could highlight successes in managing staff, workflow and resources on a remote basis, the intended and unintended benefits which have had a positive impact on State agencies, their staff and their members.
- Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health – Meeting Members Where They Are…: Sessions in this track focus on strategies being taken by States to serve members in the way they need to be served, and how data driven decisions are being used to address inequities in access to health care and to improve outcomes.
- Engaging Agency Partners to Implement Person-Centric Systems: Sessions in this track focus on how States are engaging partner agencies to share data and collaborate to design systems that result in a seamless user experience.
- Proactively Reducing Payment Recovery Efforts: Sessions in this track focus on how States ensure that systems are established to identify potentially liable third parties and process claims accordingly.
- Wild Card: A general catch-all track for abstracts and proposals that do not fit cleanly in one of the above tracks. An area of focus and interest across the country is how States have approached retaining and recruiting staff critical to improving systems for State agencies and their clients. Other areas of interest include: TMSIS – How States are using the data effectively to inform stakeholders, Cloud Migration – moving from a physical data center to the cloud and challenges/successes in managing multiple modules in different cloud solutions.
Proposals for Educational Sessions must be submitted using our online tool by 11:59 PM Eastern on April 7, 2023.
A MESC website account is required to submit session abstracts. If you don’t have an account, or your account was purged for inactivity, you can create a new account here.