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April 11, 2024

Hilltop Deputy Director Presents at Financial Resilience Summit and Rosenberg Dialogue Series Session

The Hilltop Institute’s Deputy Director, Alice Middleton, JD, gave presentations at two major meetings this week. She was a panelist in a workshop at the Financial Resilience Summit on April 9, 2024, in Washington, DC. The Summit, co-hosted by the Office of Management and Budget and the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, brought together federal, state, local, and nonprofit sector leaders to highlight new ways to improve and scale public benefits delivery innovations. The workshop, titled State Leadership and Coordination, explored effective models for sustaining customer experience improvements, benefits access, and burden reduction statewide through executive-level prioritization, cross-agency coordination, strategic planning, targeted technical assistance and ecosystem supports. Maryland Department of Health Director of Innovation, Research, and Development Alyssa Brown was also a panelist at this workshop.

On April 10, 2024, Middleton was one of three speakers at a session of the University of Baltimore-sponsored Rosenberg Dialogue Series, titled Fixing Unintended Pandemic Medicaid Policy Consequences: Lessons Learned and Insurance Coverage Implications for Recipients. In the session, speakers discussed the national context and state variations in qualifying disenrolled persons for coverage, Maryland Medicaid experiences with this policy complication for continuous enrollment, and generating data and information for evidence-based decisions. The slides for Middleton’s presentation titled Data Supporting Evidence-Based Decisions, can be viewed here. Other speakers at the session were Maryland Department of Health Deputy Secretary of Healthcare Financing and Medicaid Director Ryan Moran and Hilltop Special Advisor John Kaelin.