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MEDICAID CONGRESS AGENDA:
Sunday, May 31, 2009
PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIA
(Choose one Preconference only)

PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM I. Universal Coverage of Children as Part of National Health Care Reform
12:00 p.m. Registration Commences
1:00 p.m.

Preconference Welcome and Overview

Bruce Lesley
President, First Focus, Washington, DC (Co Chair)

Kristen Golden Testa
California Health Director, The Children's Partnership, San Francisco, CA (Co Chair)

1:15 p.m.

The Current State of Children's Insurance

Jen Tolbert
Principal Policy Analyst, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

1:45 p.m.

Innovative Children's Coverage Projects from the States

Jeannine Bender
Deputy Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Trenton, NJ
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Illinois Health Connect, Automated Health Systems, Schaumburg, IL
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Kristen Golden Testa
California Health Director, The Children's Partnership, San Francisco, CA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Cindy Mann, JD
Director, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown Institute for Health Policy, Washington, DC (Moderator)

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

What Will the New Medicaid and SCHIP Funds Do? What are the Remaining Gaps?

Catherine Hess
Senior Program Director and Program Director, Maximizing Enrollment for Kids, National Academy for State Health Policy, Washington, DC

3:30 p.m.

When Eligibility Doesn't Equal Enrollment - Strategies for Enrolling and Maintaining Coverage for Eligible Children

Donna Cohen Ross
Director of Outreach, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

4:00 p.m.

Interactive Audience-Panel Roundtable Discussion on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead - Legislative, Programmatic, Fiscal, and Political

Catherine Hess
Senior Program Director and Program Director, Maximizing Enrollment for Kids, National Academy for State Health Policy, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Donna Cohen Ross
Director of Outreach, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC

Cindy Mann, JD
Director, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown Institute for Health Policy, Washington, DC (Moderator)

Kristen Golden Testa
California Health Director, The Children's Partnership, San Francisco, CA (Moderator)

4:45 p.m.

The Way Forward

Bruce Lesley
President, First Focus, Washington, DC

5:00 p.m. Adjournment

PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM II. Care Management and Financing Options for Dual Eligibles
12:00 p.m. Registration Commences
1:00 p.m.

Preconference Welcome and Overview

Mary Kennedy
Director of Medicare, Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), Washington, DC (Co Chair)

Barbara Lyons, PhD
Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation; Deputy Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Washington, DC (Co Chair)

1:15 p.m.

Overview of Recent Enrollment and Cost Trends for Dual Eligibles

Barbara Lyons, PhD
Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation; Deputy Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Washington, DC

1:45 p.m.

Innovative State Initiatives on Care Management for Dual Eligibles

Ann Clemency Kohler
Executive Director, National Association of State Medicaid Directors, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Larry Heyeck
Deputy Director, Medical Assistance Division, New Mexico Department of Human Services, Santa Fe, NM

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Increasing Use of the Capitated Model for Dual Eligibles: Cost Savings Estimates and Public Policy Opportunities

Mary Kennedy
Director of Medicare, Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

3:30 p.m.

New Options for Medicare to Assume a Greater Share of Funding for Dual Eligibles

John F. Holahan, PhD
Director, Health Policy Research Center, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

4:00 p.m.

A Health Plan Perspective on Dual Eligibles

Patrick T. Blair, CEO
Senior & Special Services Organization (SSO), AMERIGROUP Corporation, Virginia Beach, VA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

4:30 p.m.

The Major Challenges and Issues Ahead

Robert J. Master, MD
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health; President and CEO, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Boston, MA

5:00 p.m. Adjournment




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