CMS Administrator Seema Verma To Headline AHIP National Medicare Conference

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on October 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Oct. 16, Seema Verma, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will deliver a keynote address at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) 2018 National Conference on Medicare. This conference is part of AHIP’s annual conferences on Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles which will be held from Oct. 14-18.

During her presentation, Administrator Verma will discuss improving Medicare coverage for seniors, the vital role of the private sector, and how public/private sector partnerships deliver value to patients, consumers, and taxpayers.

In addition to Administrator Verma, the three national conferences will feature a wide range of industry leaders and policymakers, including:

  • Adam Boehler, Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
  • Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
  • Mike Leavitt, Former Governor of Utah
  • Topher Spiro, Senior Fellow of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress
  • Jim Parker, HHS Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health Reform and Director of the Office of Health Reform
  • Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General
  • Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution Fellow

They will address important challenges and explore effective solutions such as:

  • Reducing the Scope of the Opioid Epidemic: New Strategies and Considerations
  • Managed Care Priorities for Medicaid
  • Health Plan Solutions to Enhance Care Delivery for Dually Eligible Individuals
  • Implications of the Midterm Election, Including Medicare for All
  • What’s Next for Medicare Part D?
  • The Politics of Medicaid
  • Rising Drug Prices: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Evolving Benefits in Medicare Advantage: Value-Based and Supplemental Benefits
  • Reading Between the Lines on Medicaid Policy Priorities: Implications for Health Plans

For the full agenda, list of speakers, and registration details for all three conferences, please visit the AHIP website here:

About AHIP

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to millions of Americans through employer-provided coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for solutions that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. Visit for more information.

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