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National Conference on Health Policy and Government Health Programs

Dates:
Mar 14 - 17, 2022
Location:
Virtual

AHIP’s National Conference on Health Policy and Government Health Programs (Formerly the Medicare, Medicaid & Dual Eligibles Conference) focuses on policy issues and emerging trends surrounding Medicare, Medicaid, and programs serving those who are dually eligible. It also explores the future of employer-sponsored coverage and the individual, small group, and private markets.

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Sessions

9:00 am – 6:00 pm
, Break

Registration and Help Desk Open

10:30 am – 12:15 pm
, Keynote Session

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am,

    Driving Innovation in Employer-Sponsored Health Care

  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am,

    Addressing Health Equity through Quality Measurement, Accreditation, & Better Data Collection

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    COVID-19 has brought into focus the disparities in health and health care in the United States and spurred a call to urgently address health equity. Health plans are taking numerous actions to identify and address disparities and promote health equity. Quality measurement and accreditation have become key levers in addressing disparities and promoting health equity, however, accurate and actionable data on member demographics remains a key challenge.

  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm,

    CMS Center for Program Integrity Priorities for Protecting Medicare and Medicaid

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    In this session, CPI’s Deputy Administrator and Director will discuss the agency’s priorities for protecting the Medicare and Medicaid programs from fraud, waste and abuse.

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
, Break

Break with Solutions Providers

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
, Concurrent Session

  • 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Government Health Programs Policy, Operations, and Emerging Trends

      CMS’ Proposals on D-SNP Integration: Policy Implications

      Speakers
      Details

      The CMS 2023 Medicare Advantage-Part D proposed regulations include a host of new proposals that would impact dual eligible special needs plans (D-SNPs). In this session, a panel of experts will review the key proposals and discuss their implications for people with Medicare and Medicaid, D-SNP organizations, and states, as well as the outlook for advancing integration of Medicare and Medicaid.

    • Health Equity, SDOH, and Community Health

      Addressing SDOH through Value-Driven Eye Health Programs and Member Outreach

      Presented by Versant Health
      Speakers
      Details

      This session will provide an overview of how social determinants of health (SDOH) affects members’ health day-to-day, particularly when it comes to vision and how that may impact their quality of life. Learn how your health plan can leverage value-driven eye health management, member engagement, and outreach programs to align with HEDIS measures while driving quality, member outcomes and cost savings

    • Care Management, Delivery Transformation and Value

      Prioritizing Mental Health in the Marketplace: A Formula for Success

      Presented by Teladoc Health – An AHIP Select Member
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      Details

      The ACA increased access to mental health services, but 1 in 5 adults still live with mental illness. This session will explore one health plan’s journey to meet member mental health needs from the ACA’s passage to the current public health emergency. Learn how they’ve set priorities, why and how they’ve leaned on partners, and what’s set them on a path of industry-leading plan offerings and member experiences. Gain practical insight to help meet the mental health needs of your members.

    • Technology, Business Solutions and Product Innovations

      Elevating Strategy with Psychographic Segmentation and Advanced Analytics

      Presented by IBM Watson Health
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      Details

      This session will showcase how health plans can combine advanced analytic models with cutting-edge segmentation methodology, including a rich set of health care-specific consumer lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors to help design effective targeting and communication strategies. Speakers will share real-life examples from health plans that aim to provide the right message to the right person at the right time and prioritizing patients through targeted advanced analytics.

  • 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
    • Government Health Programs Policy, Operations, and Emerging Trends

      MA Advance Rate Notice: Implications for 2023 and Beyond

      Speakers
      Details

      In this session, speakers with deep expertise in Medicare Advantage (MA) will review key elements of the 2023 Advance Notice for MA and Part D, and share insights on the impact and implications for health insurance providers.

    • Health Equity, SDOH, and Community Health

      Advancing Health Equity and Social Needs for the Medicare Population

      Speakers
      Details

      This session will highlight how health plans bring disparate sources of data together into visualized data dashboards that inform actions to advance health equity. Speakers will describe how they use population health analytics to identify health disparities, target vulnerable areas or populations, and use that information to more effectively address social determinants of health and ensure equitable access to care.

    • Technology, Business Solutions and Product Innovations

      The Benefits of Activity: Physical, Mental, and Social

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      Details

      While the health benefits of physical activity are well documented, we are now in a time of focus on the true impact of mental and social activity. CMS, payors, and public and private organizations have taken a keen interest in programs that engage seniors through mental enrichment and social connectivity. Learn how a leading fitness program for older adults has joined forces with a senior learning platform to improve overall health, and how these solutions can also impact cognitive function.

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
, Break

Break with Solutions Providers

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
, Concurrent Session

    • Government Health Programs Policy, Operations, and Emerging Trends

      Meeting MA Members Needs through Expanded Supplemental Benefits

      Speakers
      Details

      Speakers will discuss the current state and trajectory of supplemental benefit offerings to improve care and address the needs of Medicare Advantage enrollees.

    • Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage, Marketplace Policy, and Emerging Trends

      What Does the Future of the Marketplace Look Like?

      Speakers
      Details

      The ACA’s health insurance marketplaces saw record-breaking enrollment over the last year, due in large part to enhanced subsidies under the American Rescue Plan Act. Other policies like the new special enrollment period for low-income Americans and Medicaid redeterminations at the end of the public health emergency could result in an additional influx of new enrollees. Panelists will discuss what these changes could mean for the future of the marketplaces.

    • Health Equity, SDOH, and Community Health

      Innovations in Dental Coverage to Address Health Care Disparities and Access

      Speakers
      Details

      It is well recognized that oral health and overall systemic health are linked. Speakers in this session will discuss expanding dental coverage, and how providers can work together to overcome barriers to accessing quality oral health care.

    • Care Management, Delivery Transformation and Value

      Engaging Patients to Optimize Use of Preventive Care

      Speakers
      Details

      The COVID-19 pandemic has discouraged many people from getting preventive care; screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted infections, for example, and routine vaccination rates are down significantly during the pandemic. However, even prior to the current situation, preventive service utilization rates were low, with fewer than half of adults up to date on their recommended preventive care. This session explores how health insurance providers are engaging their members and the provider community to encourage increased uptake of valuable preventive services and the innovative approaches they are taking to do so.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
, Keynote Session

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
, Break

Stretch Break

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
, Keynote Session