Maximizing Medicaid: An Innovative Approach to Finance Health Care for Criminal Justice Populations

Past Event
June 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result. The discussion focuses on the challenges related to implementation and establishment of cross-agency collaboration, and the subsequent successes and cost savings that can be achieved. The content in this webinar is particularly applicable for state-level corrections and Medicaid officials, as well as policy-minded criminal justice stakeholders.


  • Gabrielle de la Guéronnière, JD, Director for National Policy, Legal Action Center
  • William Appel, Project Director, North Carolina Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance
  • Terri L. Catlett, Deputy Director, Health Services, North Carolina Department of Public Safety


  • Fred Osher, MD, Director, Health Services and Systems Policy, Council of State Governments Justice Center

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