Innovations in Oral Health Delivery in Medicaid (2017)

Recorded On: 07/18/2017

During this webinar, CMS’s Senior Policy Advisor for Oral Health, will discuss:

  • The Medicaid/CHIP children’s oral health initiative: its goals, state-by-state progress, and how CMS works with state agencies to achieve improvement
  • Why it is time to shift from focusing primarily on increasing children’s use of dental services and begin working to improve oral health outcomes
  • How CMS is providing technical support to three states to select, design and test value-based payment approaches to children’s oral health.

Laurie Norris, JD

Senior Policy Advisor and Coordinator of the CMS Oral Health Initiative, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Laurie Norris joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011 as a senior policy advisor for oral health. Prior to joining CMS, Laurie was the state campaign manager for the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign, and before that she served for twenty years as an advocate for low-income children and families in both California and Maryland. In 2007, she was introduced to the world of oral health when her client, 12-year-old Deamonte Driver, died from a preventable dental abscess that spread to his brain. Laurie holds a law degree from New York University School of Law.


Innovations in Oral Health Delivery in Medicaid