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THE SECOND NATIONAL MEDICAID CONGRESS
Strategies for Navigating the New Medicaid

June 13 - 15, 2007
Renaissance Hotel
Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE
THIRD NATIONAL MEDICAID CONGRESS
Powered by the Avalere Health
Sponsored by Health Affairs and Harvard Health Policy Review
June 4 - 6, 2008
Washington, DC

MEDICAID CONGRESS MULTIMEDIA
Watch video of the 2007 Medicaid Congress on the go. The Medicaid Congress offers Podcasting of all general sessions on a 30gb Video iPOD™, a CD-ROM, or a Flash Drive. Concurrent breakout session audio and all related presentation materials are also included on each multimedia format.

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FEATURED FACULTY
Drew E. Altman, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and Former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Washington, DC
Deborah Bachrach, Esq.
Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner, Office of Health Insurance Programs, Department of Health, State of New York, Albany, NY
Jon Blum
Vice President, Medicaid Director, Avalere Health, LLC, Former Professional Staff, Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC
Kevin W. Concannon
Director, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Des Moines, IA
Karen Davis
President, The Commonwealth Fund, Former Chairman, Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Washington, DC
L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, FAAFP
Assistant Secretary for Health Policy and Medical Assistance, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Raleigh, NC
Robert S. Galvin, MD, MBA
Director, Global Healthcare, General Electric Company, Founding Member, The Leap Frog Group, Vice Chair, Washington Business Group on Health, Fairfield, CT
Newt Gingrich
Founder, Gingrich Group, Founder, Center for Health Transformation, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Former Speaker, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Daniel J. Hilferty
President and Chief Executive Officer, Keystone Mercy Health Plan/ AmeriHealth Mercy Health, Philadelphia, PA
James E. Introne
President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Health Care System of the Archdiocese of New York, New York, NY
John P. Monahan, MPH
President, State Sponsored Business, WellPoint, Camarillo, CA
Carmen Hooker Odom
Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, NC
Ron Pollack
Founding Executive Director and Vice President, Families USA, Founder and Chair, Health Assistance Partnership, Washington, DC
John Rother, Esq.
Director of Policy and Strategy, AARP, Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel, Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Washington, DC
John Selig
Director, Arkansas Department of Health Human Services, Little Rock, AR
Sandra Shewry
Director, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA
Dennis Smith
Director for the Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC
Grace-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute, Alexandria, VA
Congressman Henry Waxman (D/CA)
Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Member, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United Sates House of Representatives, Washington, DC

CONGRESS CO CHAIRS
Debbie Chang
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Nemours Division of Health and Prevention Services, Newark, DE
Daniel M. Fox, PhD
President, Milbank Memorial Fund, Author, Economists and Health Care: From Reform to Relativism Power and Illness: The Failure and Future of American Health Policy, and Health Policies, Health Politics: The British and American Experience, 1911-1965, New York, NY
John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine, Washington, DC
Dan Mendelson
President and Founder, Avalere Health, Former Associate Director for Health, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC

CONGRESS OVERVIEW

States are reshaping their Medicaid programs and their entire health systems, developing new models for delivering benefits and expanding coverage for the uninsured. Federal and state policy makers, from both political parties, are increasingly focused on improving state-based health programs, and Congress will soon consider reauthorization of and possible expansions to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Long-term care reform is also a top priority to policy makers, as they grapple with increased demands on long-term care systems.

Join national thought leaders for the National Medicaid Congress, www.MedicaidCongress.com, June 13 - 15, 2007, in Washington, DC. This engaging three-day session will address critical questions about state uninsured initiatives, long-term care transformations and Medicaid state benefit, delivery, and quality innovations.


KEY ISSUES ADDRESSED:
  • The Administration's Medicaid Reform Priorities for 2007
  • The Congressional Medicaid Agenda for 2007
  • A View from the Hill: The Health Policy Agenda
  • A View From The States: Medicaid and Health Reform Priorities
  • Strategies to Modernize State Medicaid Programs, Medicaid Transformation Grant Program
  • The Medicaid Reform Imperative: A Governor's Perspective
  • Medicaid's Past Accomplishments and Future Opportunities and Challenges
  • Integrating Medicare and Medicaid
  • The Role of Managed Care in Strengthening Medicaid
  • Innovations and Opportunities to Manage Chronic Disease
  • Health Information Technology and its Role in Medicaid
  • The Role of Consumer Choice in Medicaid Covered Services
  • Evaluating SCHIP's Successes and Challenges
  • The Uninsured Imperative: Expanding Coverage at the State and Federal Level
  • State Initiatives to Cover the Uninsured
  • Strategies for Addressing the Uninsured
  • Solutions for the Uninsured
  • Employer Perspective on Federal and State Coverage Expansions
  • The Health Plan Industry Role in Expanding Coverage and Reforming Medicaid
  • Treating the Uninsured: Provider Perspectives on Caring for Uninsured Patients
  • The Long-Term Care Reform Challenges and Opportunities
  • Transforming Long-Term Care and Medicaid: The Quality Imperative
  • Opportunities for Reform: The Long-Term Care Industry Perspective
  • Emerging Private LTC Financing Innovations
  • Quality in Long-Term Care
  • Nursing Home Transformation
  • Commercial Marketplace and Nursing Home Transformation-Following Consumer Demand
  • DRA Benchmark Plans
  • Improving Medicaid Quality
  • Improving Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries
  • Medicaid Pharmacy Reimbursement Overview
  • Managing Services through Medicaid MCOs or PCCM
  • Medicaid Revisited: Skirmishes Over a Vast Public Enterprise

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