Schedule at a Glance

MEDICARE CONFERENCE
September 9 – 11

Sunday, September 9 
1:00 pm – 5:00 pmRegistration and Information Desk Open
3:00 pm – 5:00 pmPre-Conference Workshop and Networking Reception Medicare Advantage Payments: MSP/COB Challenges and Solutions 

In 2013 Medicare Advantage Plan Premiums from CMS will be reduced by 82.7% when an aged, disabled or post-graph member is identified as secondary to Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans face challenges to ensure the accuracy of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) and Coordination of Benefits (COB) data used to adjust Plan payments. If a Health Plan does not have effective organization, resources, procedures and tools to ensure accurate payments, then the Health Plan is taking on significant compliance risk. Attendees of this session will learn how COB/MSP data is managed; how to identify issues; and how to build competency in this aspect of Health Plan operations.

Presenter:
Jay Baker, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Dynamic Healthcare Systems
Monday, September 10 
6:30 am – 5:00 pmRegistration and Information Desk Open
7:15 am - 8:15 amNetworking Breakfast Sessions
8:15 am – 8:30 amBreak
8:30 am – 9:30 amOpening General Session

The Role of Health Plans and Public Programs

Presenter:
Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer, America's Health Insurance Plans
9:30 am – 9:45 amBreak
9:45 am - 10:45 amGeneral Session

Medicare Reform in the Age of Deficit Reduction: The Premium Support Debate

Presenters:
Henry J. Aaron, PhD, Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Joseph Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute
Robert D. Reischauer, PhD, Economist and Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, President Emeritus, Urban Institute and Former Vice Chair, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
10:45 am - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am - 12:00 pmGeneral Session

Delivery System Reform: A Look Back, A Look Forward 

Presenters:
Robert A. Berenson, MD, FACP, Institute Fellow, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute
Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, Director and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institution
12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Luncheon Session Sponsored by MedHOK

The Impact of the Political Landscape and 2012 Election on Medicare Reform 
1:10 pm - 1:30 pmBook Signing with Thomas Mann
1:30 pm  –  2:30 pmGeneral Session

The Medicare Part D Program: The Secrets of Its Success

Presenters:
Juliette Cubanski, PhD, Associate Director, Program on Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
Steve Lieberman, President, Lieberman Consulting
2:30 pm  – 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmGeneral Session

Medicare Program Integrity: Combating Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Presenter:
Peter Budetti, MD, JD, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmGeneral Session

Beyond the Stars: The Future of Quality Measurement  

Presenters:
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, CMS Chief Medical Officer; Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Rhonda M. Medows, MD, FAAFP, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
5:00 pm – 6:45 pmNetworking Reception
Tuesday, September 11 
6:45 am – 12:00 pmRegistration and Information Desk Open
7:15 am – 8:15 amNetworking Breakfast Sessions
8:15 am - 8:30 am Break
8:30 am – 9:30 amGeneral Session

Medical Advantage and Part D Programs: Priorities and Presidential Future Directions 

Presenter:
Jonathan Blum, MPP, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
9:30am - 9:45 amBreak
9:45 am – 10:45 amGeneral Session

Advancing a Digital Health Care System for a 21st Century Medicare Program

Presenter:
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
10:45 am - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 12:00 pmClosing General Session

Demonstrating Results for Quality and Efficacy: Innovative Special Needs Plan Strategies for Serving High Needs Beneficiaries

Presenter:
Jeff Lemieux, Senior Vice President, America’s Health Insurance Plans
12:00 pmAdjourn

MEDICAID CONFERENCE
September 12-13

Wednesday, September 12  
6:30 am – 5:15 pmRegistration and Information Desk Open
7:15 am – 8:15 amNetworking Breakfast Sessions
8:15 am - 8:30 amBreak
8:30 am - 9:15 amOpening General Session 
Melding Aging and Disabilities Priorities – The Leadership Role of the Administration for Community Living

Presenter:

Kathy Greenlee,
Administrator, Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging, United States Department of Health and Human Services
9:15 am - 9:30 amBreak
9:30 am – 10:30 amGeneral Session

The Supreme Court’s Medicaid Decision: Implications for Medicaid Reform

Presenters:

Len Nichols, PhD,
Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University

Nina Owcharenko,
Director, Center for Health Policy Studies and Preston A. Wells, Jr. Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
10:30am -10:45     Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm General Session

Insights from State Medicaid Directors: Dual Eligibles, Medicaid Expansion, and Other Challenges & Opportunities

Presenters:

Toby Douglas, Director, California Department of Health Care (DHCS)

Matt Salo,
Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)

Dennis G. Smith
, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmLuncheon Session

The Supreme Court’s Medicaid Decision: What You Need to Know

Presenter:

Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
1:30 pm -1:45 pmBreak
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm General Session

Providing Culturally Competent Care: Achieving Health Care Equity

Presenter:

Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director, The Disparities Solutions Center
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmGeneral Session

Medicaid Primary Care Delivery Systems: Meeting the Challenges of the ACA

Presenters:

Peter J. Cunningham, PhD, Senior Fellow and Director of Quantitative Research, Center for Studying Health System Change

Sonia Madison,
Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Special Assistant to the President, The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmBreak
4:15 pm – 5:15 pmGeneral Session

CEO Forum on Best Practices and Challenges for Medicaid Health Plans

Presenters:

David Pollack, President, Molina Healthcare of Florida

Robert A. Wychulis, Chief Executive Officer, HealthPlus, an Amerigroup Company
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Reception
Thursday, September 13  
6:45 am – 12:00 pm Registration and Information Desk Open
7:15 am – 8:15 amNetworking Breakfast Sessions
8:15 am - 8:30 amBreak
8:30 am – 9:00 amGeneral Session

General Session Future of the Medicaid Program: View from the Hill

Presenter:

Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz, United States House of Representatives
9:00 am - 9:15amBreak
9:15 am – 9:45 amGeneral Session

Future of the Medicaid Program: View from the Hill

Presenter:

Congressman Bill Cassidy, MD, United States House of Representatives
10:00 am - 11:15 amGeneral Session

Building and Sustaining Partnerships for Success: Serving Individuals with Disabilities and Dually Eligible Seniors

Presenters:

Merrill Friedman, Vice President, Advocacy, Amerigroup Corporation

Mark Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of People with Disabilities

James D. Toews
, Senior Policy Advisor, Administration for Community Living, United States Department of Health and Human Services
11:15 am - 11:30 am     Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Closing General Session

Promoting No Wrong Door: Building Bridges Between Medicaid and Health Insurance Exchanges

Presenters:

John Kaelin, Senior Vice President, Health Reform Implementation, United HealthCare

Jennifer Ryan,
Deputy Director for Policy, Children and Adults Health Programs Group (CAHPG), Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
12:30 pm Adjourn