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Agenda: Preconference
Sunday, June 4, 2006
PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIA

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Symposia
Choose one Pre-conference only.


Preconference I: The Medicare Part D Benefit: A Primer
How does Medicaid reimburse for prescription drugs? What are the basics of the Medicaid rebate program, 340b, federal upper payment limits, recent federal changes, treatment of drugs by managed care organizations (MCOs), and policy issues and implications?



Scott J. Allocco
Vice President, Business Development
First Health Services Corporation
Glen Allen, VA

Lauren Barnes
Senior Manager
Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC
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Jon Blum
Vice President
Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC

Andrea Cohen
Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
New York, NY
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Marc Samuels
Partner, Hillco Partners, LLC
Washington, DC
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Pre-conference II: Medicaid Reform Primer
How do the federal government and states modify state Medicaid programs? What is the role of Congress, CMS, state legislatures and the state Medicaid agencies? What changes require a state plan amendment, a federal waiver, or a change in federal law? This session will use examples of previous Medicaid reform initiatives, such as Tennessee, Oregon, and Arizona's 1115 waivers.



Debbie I. Chang, MPH
Former Deputy Secretary
Medicaid and S-CHIP
Health Care Financing
Maryland Department of Health
Senior Vice President
Nemours Health and Prevention Services
Newark, DE

Andy Schneider
Principal, Medicaid Policy, LLP
Washington, DC
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Chiquita White
Senior Manager
Avalere Health, LLC
Washington, DC
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