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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 policymakers 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 policymakers 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.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the leading state reform models that will drive the national Medicaid reform debate.
  • Discuss the upcoming federal state debates on reauthorizing SCHIP and expanding coverage to the uninsured.
  • Analyze the leading factors driving Medicaid costs and the leading options for reform from the perspectives of Congress, CMS, states, and the federal Medicaid Commission.
  • Describe the impact of recent federal changes to Medicaid pharmacy reimbursements, cost-sharing, and Medicaid benefit design.
  • Define emerging state strategies to reduce costs for health care services and to improve quality through health information technology and other initiatives.
  • Examine emerging federal and state strategies to reform Medicaid's long-term care benefits and their impact on service quality and patient care.
Who Should Attend
  • Policymakers
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Health Services Researchers and Academics
  • Pharmaceutical and Health Care Executives and Board Members
  • State Medicaid and Pharmacy Directors
  • State Legislators
  • SPAP Directors
  • Patient Advocates
  • Medicaid Managed Care Directors
  • Health Plan, Health System, and Physician Organizations
  • Medical Directors
  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Purchasers, including Private Employers and Public Purchasers
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management Companies
  • Health Plans and Health Insurers
  • Wholesale, Retail, Mail Order, and Internet Pharmacies
  • Health Care Attorneys and In-house Counsel
  • Pharmaceutical Consultants
  • Investment Bankers
  • Venture Capitalists



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