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Strategies for Navigating the New Medicaid

June 4 - 6, 2008
Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
Washington, DC

Sponsored by Health Affairs and Harvard Health Policy Review
May 31 - June 2, 2009
Washington, DC

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Watch video of the 2008 Medicaid Congress on the go. The Medicaid Congress offers Podcasting of all general sessions on a 30gb Video iPOD™, a DVD-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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Kerry Weems
Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC

M. Gregg Bloche, JD, MD
Adviser to the Barack Obama Campaign, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Non-Resident Senior Fellow (on leave), The Brookings Institution, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Washington, DC
Katherine Hayes, Esq.
Adviser to the Hillary Clinton Campaign, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., Former Health Counsel, Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, Former Legislative Assistant, Senator John H. Chafee, Washington, DC
Gail Wilensky, PhD
Adviser to the John McCain Campaign, Senior Fellow, Project HOPE, Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration, Washington, DC

Debbie Chang
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Nemours Division of Health and Prevention Services, Newark, DE
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
Thomas Scully
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC

Majd Alwan, PhD
Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies, Washington, DC
Deborah Bachrach, Esq.
Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner, Office of Health Insurance Programs, Department of Health, State of New York, Albany, NY
Melanie Bella, MBA
Senior Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies, Hamilton, NJ
Michael Birnbaum
Director of Policy, Medicaid Institute, United Hospital Fund, New York, NY
Jon Blum
Vice President, Medicaid Director, Avalere Health, LLC, Former Professional Staff, Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC
Philip M. Bonaparte, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Horizon NJ, West Trenton, NJ
Michael F. Cannon, MA, JM
Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, Coauthor, Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It, Washington, DC
Irene Collins
Executive Director, Alabama Department of Senior Services, Montgomery, AL
Rosemarie Day
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, Boston, MA
Paul J. Diaz
President and Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Louisville, KY
Jay Feldstein, DO
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Philadelphia, PA
John G. Folkemer
Deputy Secretary, Health Care Financing, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD
Jim Frogue, MPhil
State Project Director, The Center for Health Transformation, Former Director of the Health and Human Services Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, DC
Laura Galbreath, MPP
Director of Healthcare Reform, Mental Health America, Alexandria, VA
Jocelyn Guyer
Senior Program Director, Center for Children and Families, Senior Researcher, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Washington, DC
Jennie Chin Hansen
President, AARP, Senior Fellow, Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco, Washington, DC
Jennie Harvell
Project Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Jack Hoadley, PhD
Research Professor, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Carolyn Ingram
Director, New Mexico Medicaid, New Mexico Human Services Department, Medical Assistance Division, Santa Fe, NM
Alicia Jacobs
Director, Division of Client Education & Outreach Services, South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Columbia, SC
Mary Kennedy
Director of Medicare, Association of Community Affiliated Plans, Former Minnesota Medicaid Director, Washington, DC
Michelle Mickey
Director, Georgia SCHIP, Atlanta, GA
Stefani Pashman
Special Assistant to the Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Jody Pettit, MD
HIT Coordinator, The Health Record Bank of Oregon, Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research, Salem, OR
Ron Pollack, Esq.
Founding Executive Director, Families USA, Founder and Chair, Health Assistance Partnership, Washington, DC
Michael A. Rashid
Executive Vice President, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, Philadelphia, PA
Alan G. Rosenbloom
President, The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, Washington, DC
Raymond C. Scheppach, PhD
Executive Director, National Governors Association, Former Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC
Joan Senecal
Commissioner, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Vermont Agency of Human Services, Waterbury, VT
James G. Sheehan, Esq.
New York State Medicaid Inspector General, Former Associate United States Attorney, US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Albany, NY
David G. Stevenson, PhD
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Jude Walsh
Special Assistant, Office of Health Policy and Finance, Governor's Office, State of Maine, Augusta, ME
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
Tim Westmoreland, Esq.
Professor, Georgetown University Law, Former Director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Former Counsel, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Senator Ron Wyden (D/OR)
United States Senate, Washington, DC
Janice Zalen
Senior Director of Special Programs, American Health Care Association, Washington, DC

  1. Understanding the Medicaid Drug Benefit
  2. Elements of State Coverage Reform

  • A View From The States: Medicaid and Health Reform Priorities
  • The Role of Medicaid in State and Federal Health Reform
  • Implications of the 2008 Presidential Elections on Medicaid and Health Reform
  • An Overview of Medicaid Regulatory and Compliance Issues
  • Consequences of an SCHIP Stalemate
  • Medicaid Managed Care for Special Needs Populations
  • State Coverage Expansions through Medicaid and/or SCHIP Programs
  • Private Equity and Nursing Homes
  • Medicaid and Mental Health
  • Dual Eligibles' Status and Experience Under Part D
  • Massachusetts Health Reform Update
  • Transparency and Quality in Medicaid
  • Management of Patients in Medicaid with Co-morbid Chronic Conditions
  • Medicaid Medical Benefit Management Innovation
  • State Long-Term Care Financing and Coverage Reform
  • Consumer Direction in Medicaid: A Look Back
  • Integrated Care Delivery Models and Special Needs Plans
  • State Transformation Grants
  • Home and Community-Based Innovations in Long-Term Care


Medicaid is poised to undergo major changes as health reform emerges as one of the leading issues of the 2008 presidential campaign. Due to emerging budget shortfalls, states are reshaping their Medicaid programs and their entire health systems, while also expanding coverage for the uninsured. Many stakeholders-state officials, legislators, industry representatives, and Presidential candidates-are implementing new Medicaid innovations to address access and coverage, quality, equity, and costs of care. These emerging innovations will determine the future shape of Medicaid and other state health programs.

Join national policy and industry leaders for the National Medicaid Congress, www.MedicaidCongress.com, June 4 - 6, 2008, in Washington, DC. This engaging three-day session will address critical questions about the future of Medicaid, state and federal health reform, long-term care reform and integrated care, SCHIP reauthorization, Medicaid benefit design, Medicaid quality improvement programs, and pharmacy benefit innovations.





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