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CMS Administrator Seema Verma To Speak At AHIP Medicare Conference

posted by Cathryn Donaldson

on September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sept. 24, Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will deliver a keynote address at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) 2019 National Conference on Medicare. This event is part of AHIP’s annual conferences on Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles which will be held in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 23-26.

During her presentation, Administrator Verma will discuss improving Medicare in 2020 and beyond, including the growing role of technology and patient engagement as the program enters its 55th year. She will outline the Administration’s priorities to expand patient choice, deliver more transparency to consumers, lower health care costs, and strengthen Medicare Advantage.

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

  • Calder Lynch, Acting Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services
  • John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan
  • John D. Bennett, MD, President and CEO of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan
  • Miranda Creviston Motter, President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Health Plans
  • Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN Health Plan
  • Tim Engelhardt, Director of the CMS Federal Coordinated Health Care Office
  • Jim Parker, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health Reform and Director of the Office of Health Reform
  • Thomas Mason, MD, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Officer
  • Representative Danny Davis (D-IL), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Arrah Tabe-Bedward, Deputy Director for the Center for Medicaid and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)

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

  • A Conversation on Prescription Drugs – Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Achieving Whole Person Care for America’s Seniors
  • The Value of Choice in Private Health Insurance
  • Future Drug Pricing Environment and Impact on Part D
  • Deconstructing Medicare Buy-In
  • Future of Delivery System Reform
  • Medicare-for-All By the Numbers
  • Medicaid Policy Priorities for 2020 and Beyond
  • Evolving Medicaid through Waivers
  • Food as Medicine
  • State Perspectives on Medicare-Medicaid Integration

Additionally, in anticipation of the National Medicaid Conference on Sept. 25-26, AHIP has developed several new Medicaid 101 Briefs offering insight into key programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS), and Medicaid Eligibility can be found here:  http://www.ahip.org/wp-content/uploads/Medicaid_OnePager_2019.pdf

For the full agenda, list of speakers, and registration details for all three conferences, please visit the AHIP website here: https://www.ahip.org/events/mcmcduals/#tab=agenda&d=all

**If you are interested in a press pass for any or all of AHIP’s annual conferences on Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles in Washington, D.C. please complete this press form here to register: https://ahip.formstack.com/forms/ahip_event_press_form