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Moriba A. Karamoko, Director of the Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition discusses how build and maintain relationships with state officials in reference to health care systems.

Moriba A. Karamoko, Director of the Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition discusses how build and maintain relationships with state officials in reference to health care systems.

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  • Relationships with State Officials: Building & Keeping Them Moriba A. Karamoko, Director Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition
  • Context of Policy issue and Important of Consumer Voice  
    • Context: Transformation of Medicaid from FFS to an MCO model
    • Importance: MCO model will serve as context for 2014 Medicaid expansion
    • Need for Consumer Voice: Except for consumers, all parties and stakeholders are at the table
  • Engagement Opportunities for Consumer Advocates  
    • High degree of transparency
    • Several opportunities for public comment
    • Small consumer stakeholder meetings with key senior staffers
    • Open channel of communication between advocates and agency staff 
  • Specific Steps in the Process?  
    • Submitted detailed written comments and recommendations in response to plans
    • Attended all nine of the public forums held by the Department (mostly to listen)
    • Encouraged other consumer stakeholder Organizations to engage in the policy process
  • Internal Challenges  
    • Getting advocates to be proactive
    • 1.   Pay attention to process
    • 2.   Prepare and study the issues
    • 3.    Offer suggestions, not just examples of what is wrong
  • External Challenges
    • Getting policy makers to respect and operate within our culture 1.   Our culture can require more consultation than an administrative fiat
    • 2.   When done right, our culture is more a relational than task orientation
  • External Challenges
    • Securing trust and confidence
    • Our word is good
    • No hidden agenda
    • Share disagreements directly and openly
  • Contact Info
    • Moriba A. Karamoko, Director
    • Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition
    • 228 LeDoux Street
    • Breaux Bridge, LA 70517-4821
    • (337) 781-8745 Phone  (440) 332-1396 Fax
    • [email_address]
    • www.lachc.org