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Agenda: Day One
Monday, June 5, 2006

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Dan Mendelson
President and Founder, Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC
(Co chair)

8:10 a.m.

Overview of the Government's Perspective on Reforming Medicaid, the Health Care System, and Expanding Coverage to the Uninsured

Jon Blum
Vice President, Medicaid Director
Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

8:30 a.m.

State Policy Makers Roundtable

Thomas W. Arnold
Deputy Secretary for Medicaid
Agency for Health Care Administration
Tallahassee, FL
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Mark D. Birdwhistell
Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Frankfort, KY
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Kevin Concannon
Director, Iowa Department of Human Services
Des Moines, IA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

9:15 a.m.

An Overview of State Medicaid Policy - The Legislators' Perspective

Leticia Van de Putte
Chair, Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee
Texas Senate
President-elect, the National Conference of State Legislatures
Chair, RSG Steering Committee
San Antonio, TX
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

9:45 a.m.

Panel: New Models for Medicaid - A View from the Think Tanks

Jim Frogue
Chief Liaison to State Policy Projects
Center for Health Transformation
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Len Nichols
Director, Health Policy Programs
New America Foundation
Washington, DC

Diane Rowland
Executive Vice-President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Executive Director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS I



1.01 New Approaches to Medicaid Managed Care: The Florida and South Carolina Models

Thomas C. Alexander
Member, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
South Carolina Senate
Columbia, SC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Thomas W. Arnold
Deputy Secretary for Medicaid
Agency for Health Care Administration
Tallahassee, FL
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)



1.02 Health Information Technology: Is Medicaid Keeping Pace?

Richard Friedman
Director, Division of State Systems
Center for Medicaid and State Operations
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Mark Frisse
Director, Regional Health Initiatives
Vanderbilt Center for Better Health
Nashville, TN
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Shannah Koss
Vice President, Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC

Michael Tutty, MHA
Senior Project Director for the Center for Health Policy and Research
Instructor for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Shrewsbury, MA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)



1.03 Dual Eligible and Low-Income Beneficiaries' Experiences in the Medicare New Prescription Drug Benefit to Date

Kevin Concannon
Director, Iowa Department of Human Services
Des Moines, IA

Teresa Ann Miller, PharmD
California Department of Health Services
Medi-Cal, Policy Division
Sacramento, CA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Andy Schneider
Principal, Medicaid Policy, LLP
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Chiquita White
Senior Manager, Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC



1.04 Effects of Medicare Part D on Dual Eligibles in Community and Facility LTC Settings

Tom Clark
Director of Policy and Advocacy
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Alexandria, VA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Elizabeth Priaulx
Senior Disability Legal Specialist
National Disability Rights Network
Washington, DC
Handout Material (Acrobat)
Handout Material (Microsoft Word)

12:15 p.m.

Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall

1:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS II



2.01 New Approaches to Medicaid: Medicare and Medicaid Integration Models

Gale Arden
Director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
Center for Medicaid and State Operations
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Melanie Bella
Vice President for Policy
Center for Health Care Strategies
Princeton, NJ
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Linda Berglin
Chair, Health and Human Services Budget Division
Minnesota Senate
St. Paul, MN
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Mary Kennedy
Vice President, State Public Affairs
Ovations/Evercare
Minnetonka, MN
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)



2.02 Evidence-Based Medicine and Medicaid

Tanisha V. Carino, PhD
Director, Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC

Mark Gibson
Deputy Director, Center for Evidence Based Policy
Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund
Portland, OR
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Hazel Moran
Senior Director, Healthcare Reform
National Mental Health Association
Alexandria, VA

William Vaughan
Senior Policy Analyst, Consumers Union
Washington, DC
Handout Material (Acrobat)
Handout Material (Acrobat)



2.03 State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs and Other State Strategies to Supplement the New Benefit

Jon Blum
Vice President, Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC

Donna Folkemer
Group Director, National Conference on State Legislatures
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Karissa Laur
Director, Patient Assistance Programs
AstraZeneca
Wilmington, DE
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)



2.04 Developments in Private Long-Term Care Financing

David J. Guttchen
Project Director, Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care
Office of Policy and Management
Hartford, CT
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Hunter McKay
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Linda Velgouse
Aging Services Program Specialist
Administration on Aging
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

2:30 p.m.

Transition Break

2:45 p.m.

Industry Perspective on Medicaid Reform and Expanding Coverage to the Uninsured

Tom Scully
Former Administrator
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird
Washington, DC

3:00 p.m.

The Role of Health Plans in Medicaid Reform

Meg Murray
Executive Director, Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans
Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Mark Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

3:30 p.m.

Medicaid Reform: Quality and Health Information Exchange

Stephanie Anthony
Deputy Medicaid Director
Office of Medicaid, EOHHS
Boston, MA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Carolyn Clancy
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
Presentation Material (Powerpoint)

Shannah Koss
Vice President, Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC
(Moderator)

4:15 p.m.

Future Directions for the Part D Benefit

Chuck Clapton, Esq.
Chief Counsel for Health, Committee on Energy and Commerce
Majority Staff, United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC

Matt Salo
Director, Health and Human Services Committee
National Governors Association
Washington, DC

Bridget Taylor
Minority Staff, Committee on Energy and Commerce
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC

4:45 p.m.

Adjournment and Networking Reception

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