Call for Proposals Loyola University Chicago's 12th Annual Symposium on Health Law and Policy

Deadline: 
06/16/18
Event Date: 
11/16/18
Location name: 
Chicago, IL
Organization: 
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law

Call for Proposals
Loyola University Chicago's 12th Annual Symposium on Health Law and Policy

16 Nov 2018, Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law invite original research paper submissions for presentation at our Twelfth Annual Health Law Symposium: Serving the Needs of Medicaid Populations. The Symposium will take place at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Friday, November 16, 2018 beginning at 9:30am.

TOPICS: The Symposium will explore whether the current Medicaid system is adequately serving the needs of its target population, and how social determinants of health affect access to care in the context of Medicaid. The Symposium is intended to touch upon a wide variety of areas responsive to this overall theme. Accordingly, we invite submissions addressing any and all aspects of Medicaid and/or its impact upon accessible, quality patient care. Possible approaches to this Call for Proposals include, but are not limited to:
- Medicaid's impact on the financial viability of hospital systems and physician practices and the effect this has on access to health care. Topics may explore the financial burdens and/or benefits faced by health systems after Medicaid expansion, economic viability of health systems in states that did not expand Medicaid, and corporate restructuring in the wake of Medicaid reform.
- The current status of Medicaid in relation to access to health care. Topics may include the health access trends within states that expanded or shrunk Medicaid, state use of Medicaid waivers, Medicaid work requirements, and shifts in DHHS practices and policies.
- Populations underserved by Medicaid. Topics may explore immigrant access to care in Medicaid, access problems surrounding individuals with medical complexities, and children with disabilities in Medicaid.
- Proposals to reform Medicaid in order to increase access and reduce social disparities. Topics may include new proposed models that increase access to care, the ACA's role in expanding access under Medicaid, and bridging the disconnect between health care spending and health outcomes in the United States through Medicaid reform.

REVIEW PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE: Submission Information: Those interested in participating, please send a 1000-word abstract to health-law@luc.edu by June 16, 2018.

Authors will be notified of decisions no later than July 14, 2018. It is our hope presenters will submit papers for publication in the Annals of Health Law. Papers submitted for publication will be due by January 8, 2019.

COVERED EXPENSES: Hotel, travel, ground transportation, three provided meals.

QUESTIONS: E-mail questions to health-law@luc.edu

PREVIOUS SYMPOSIUMS: For information on previous Beazley Institute Health Law Symposiums, please visit http://www.luc.edu/law/centers/healthlaw/events/symposium.html

ABOUT THE BEAZLEY INSTITUTE: Established in 1984, the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law has evolved into a nationally-recognized resource dedicated to the education of health and life sciences law leaders and policymakers, and to the study and furtherance of the health law field. Loyola's health law curriculum boasts over fifty substantive courses, focusing on topics such as reimbursement and finance, government regulation and policy, and corporate and transactional health law. Students gain first-hand knowledge of the health care industry by externing at local hospitals and health care entities, participating in seminars, working in our nationally recognized medical-legal partnership clinic (the Health Justice Project), and regularly interacting with the practicing bar through Loyola's continuing education events. The Beazley Institute publishes two journals - the Annals of Health Law and the Loyola University Chicago Journal of Regulatory Compliance. Each ear the Annals of Health Law Summer Issue is chiefly devoted to the annual Symposium. Scholarly proceedings of this Symposium will be published in the Annals in 2019.

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