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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 proposing or 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.

Learning Objectives
  • Evaluate the leading healthcare reform models at the forefront of the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections debate
  • Identify the leading state coverage reform models that may drive national Medicaid reform
  • Consider the role of Medicaid and SCHIP in expanding coverage to the uninsured
  • Examine the implications for states and beneficiaries if SCHIP is not permanently reauthorized
  • Analyze the leading factors driving Medicaid costs and the leading options for reform from the perspectives of Congress, CMS, and states
  • Discuss states' initiatives to provide high-quality care for high-cost patients with chronic conditions and/or other special needs
  • Define emerging state strategies to reduce costs for health care services and to improve quality through health information technology and benefit management
  • Examine emerging federal and state strategies to reform Medicaid's long-term care financing 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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