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MEDICAID CONGRESS AGENDA:
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIA
(Choose one Preconference only)

Pre-Conference I. Medicaid Pharmacy Reimbursement Overview
8:00 a.m.

Lauren Barnes
Director, Avalere Health, Washington, DC

Andrea Cohen
Counsel, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, New York, NY

John Coster, PhD
Vice President, Federal and State Programs, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandria, VA

Jennifer Kowalski
Manager, Avalere Health, Washington, DC

11:00 a.m. Adjournment of Preconference
Open Break/Registration

Pre-Conference II. Medicaid Basics and Overview
8:00 a.m.

Jeff Crowley, MPH
Project Director, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Caroline Fisher
Senior Associate, Avalere Health, Washington, DC

Andrea Kastin
Senior Associate, Avalere Health, Washington, DC

Robin Rudowitz
Principal Policy Analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation/Medicaid and the Uninsured, Washington, DC

11:00 a.m. Adjournment of Preconference
Open Break/Registration



MEDICAID CONGRESS AGENDA: DAY I
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
OPENING GENERAL SESSION: OVERVIEW OF CURRENT STATE OF MEDICAID PROGRAM
1:00 p.m. Welcome, Introduction, and Conference Overview

Dan Mendelson
President and Founder, Avalere Health
Washington, DC

Jon Blum
Vice President, Avalere Health
Washington, DC
2:00 p.m. A View From The States: Medicaid and Health Reform Priorities

Mark Birdwhistell
Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Frankfort, KY

Debbie Chang
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Newark, DE

Carmen Hooker Odom
Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health Human and Human Services
Raleigh, NC

John Selig
Director, Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services
Little Rock, AR

Kevin Concannon
Director, Iowa Department of Human Services
Des Moines, IA
3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Improving Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

Grace-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute
Alexandria, VA
4:15 p.m. The Health Reform Debate of 2009 and Where Medicaid Fits

Drew Altman, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kaiser Family Foundation
Washington, DC
5:00 p.m. Adjournment and Colloquium Opening Reception




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