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OVERVIEW

The Seventh National Medicaid Congress comes at a time of great opportunity and great turmoil. The Administration must continue to balance its desire to move forward with expanded coverage through Medicaid and CHIP with the need to find ways to help States struggling mightily with huge deficits. Waivers abound. Managed care seems to be the watchword, even for dual eligibles, creating both opportunities and challenges for managed care plans and often concern from Medicaid advocates. A wary and largely uncooperative Congress and a Presidential election year complicate the political landscape, and hanging over everything is the looming Supreme Court decision over whether the Medicaid expansion is "coercive" and whether the individual mandate and even the Affordable Care Act itself is unconstitutional. At the same time, however, there is also innovation and opportunity at State and local levels in the areas of integrated care delivery, meaningful use of IT, streamlined eligibility and enrollment systems, expanded use of health homes and medical homes, and the first building blocks of Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

The Seventh National Medicaid Congress will bring together the best and the brightest from Federal and State government, academia, health plans, consumer advocacy groups, and the provider community to explore the policy issues that sometimes divide us and the passion for quality and patient- and family-centered care in Medicaid and CHIP that unites us. Over three intense days - May 30 - June 1, 2012 - the Congress will offer everything from practical reports from the field to keynote addresses from the leading national figures on Medicaid policy and operational issues. For those with limited travel budgets, the Medicaid Congress will again be streamed live over the Internet to make it more accessible to state agencies and not-for-profit organizations. With Medicaid at the crossroads, this is a "must attend" event.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Federal and State Policymakers
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Health Services Researchers and Academics
  • Pharmaceutical and Health Care Executives and Board Members
  • State Medicaid and Pharmacy Directors and Managers
  • Federal and State Legislators and Staff
  • Patient Advocates
  • Community Health Centers and Safety Net Clincs
  • Medicaid Managed Care Directors
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Medical Directors
  • State Budget Officers
  • State and Local Public Health Agencies
  • Healthcare IT Companies and Consultants
  • Pharmacists
  • Purchasers, including Private Employers and Public Purchasers
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management Companies
  • Health Plans and Health Insurers
  • State Inspectors General and Program Integrity Managers
  • Wholesale, Retail, Mail Order, and Internet Pharmacies
  • Health Care Attorneys and In-house Counsel
  • Pharmaceutical Consultants
  • Investment Bankers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Consumer Advocacy Groups Representing Behavioral Health and Physicial and Developmental Disability



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