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NATIONAL MEDICAID CONGRESS
AGENDA: PRECONFERENCE
Monday, June 7, 2010

PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM I: MANAGING CURRENT AND NEW DUAL ELIGIBLES
7:00 a.m. Registration Commences
8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

James M. Verdier
Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Washington, DC (Co Chair)

8:15 a.m.

Overview of Recent Enrollment and Cost Trends for Dual Eligibles

John Holahan
Director, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

8:45 a.m.

Innovative State Initiatives in Care Management for Dual Eligibles

Melanie Bella
Senior Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies, Hamilton, NJ
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Patrick Flood
Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Human Services, Montpelier, VT
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

9:30 a.m.

The View From CMS and MedPAC

Barbara Coulter Edwards
Director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Center for Medicaid and State Operations (CMSO), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Carol Carter, PhD
Principal Policy Analyst, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Use of the Capitated Managed Care Model for Dual Eligibles

Melanie Bella
Senior Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies, Hamilton, NJ
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Richard Chambers
Chief Executive Officer, Cal-Optima, Orange, CA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

11:15 a.m.

Dual Eligibles in Nursing Facilities and Other Long-Term Care Settings

James Verdier
Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Cynthia Woodcock
Director, Long-Term Supports and Services, The Hilltop Institute, Baltimore, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

12:00 p.m. Adjournment

PRECONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM II: MEDICAID AND THE MEDICAL HOME
7:00 a.m. Registration Commences
8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

Melinda K. Abrams, MS
Assistant Vice President, Director, Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY (Co Chair)

8:15 a.m.

Overview of the State Medicaid Medical Home Initiative

Mary Takach, RN, MPH
Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy, Portland, ME
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

8:45 a.m.

Medicaid Medical Homes on the Front Lines

Craig Jones, MD
Director, Vermont Blueprint, Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, VT
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Jeff Schiff, MD, MBA
Medical Director, Minnesota Health Care Programs, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Mary Takach, RN, MPH
Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy, Portland, ME (Moderator)

9:45 a.m.

Community Health Centers-Medical Homes in the Safety Net

Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer, Qualis Health, Seattle, WA
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

New Federal Initiatives for Community Health Centers and the Medical Home

A. Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

11:00 a.m.

Medicare Joins Medicaid in the Medical Home-the Advanced Primary Care

Jody Blatt
Senior Research Analyst, Office of Research, Development and Information, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

11:30 a.m.

Wrap-Up and Final Speaker Panel Q&A

Melinda K. Abrams, MS
Assistant Vice President, Director, Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY (Co Chair)

12:00 p.m. Adjournment

NATIONAL MEDICAID CONGRESS
AGENDA: DAY I
Monday, June 7, 2010
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
PART I: THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Overview - Medicaid and Health Reform

John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine, Washington, DC (Co Chair)
1:15 p.m. Managing the Medicaid of Today and Tomorrow

Cindy Mann
Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
2:00 p.m. Medicaid - The View from the Governor's Office

Honorable Jim Douglas
Governor of Vermont, Chairman, National Governors Association, Montpelier, VT
2:30 p.m. Major Medicaid 2010 Policy Issues

Dan Mendelson
Chief Executive Officer and President and Founder, Avalere Health, Former Associate Director for Health, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Getting Serious about Medicaid Fraud

James G. Sheehan, Esq.
Medicaid Inspector General, NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, Former Associate United States Attorney, US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Albany, NY
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
4:00 p.m. Medicaid on the Front Lines

John G. Folkemer
Deputy Secretary, Health Care Financing, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Sandeep Wadhwa, MD
Medicaid Director and Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Denver, CO
Presentation Material (Acrobat)

Ann Clemency Kohler
Executive Director, National Association of State Medicaid Directors, Washington, DC (Moderator)
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
5:00 p.m. Thinking the Unthinkable-State Withdrawal from Medicaid?

Edmund F. Haislmaier
Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
Presentation Material (Acrobat)
5:30 p.m. Adjournment and Networking Reception




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