National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals

  • September 24 – 28, 2017
  • Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C.

Americans are living longer, healthier lives.
Since their enactment more than 50 years ago, the Medicare and Medicaid programs have made great strides in delivering health care to our nation’s most vulnerable – the aging, the poor, the disabled.

We can look to these programs’ innovations in payment reform, benefit design, and community-based care as models for reshaping the way we deliver quality health care:

  • How can we better balance affordability, access, cost, and quality?
  • How do we address the growing needs of an aging boomer population?
  • What might the potential impact of legislative changes be?
  • Can we determine a common set of metrics to work from?

Exploring Innovation – Measuring Results
AHIP’s National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals includes three distinct events:

  • Medicare: Sept. 24-26
  • Dual Eligibles: Sept. 26
  • Medicaid: Sept. 27-28

Stay on top of the latest trends and operational need-to-knows. Register today for one, two, or all three events.

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There’s a reason health care professionals budget their time and travel dollars to attend these conferences year after year, and why they recommend them to their colleagues. See what your peers have to say about attending.

Early Registration Ends: August 23
Cancellations: August 30

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Looking at Public Programs as Models for Reshaping the Way We Deliver Quality Health Care

The Medicare and Medicaid programs have made great strides in delivering health care to our nation’s most vulnerable. Stay on top of the latest trends and operational need-to-knows.

  • Examples of Our Commitment to Value-Based Care
    The health insurance community is committed to better serving consumers, taking waste out of the system, and providing access to the best care possible. Value-based care is one way we’re making this happen. These health plan-led initiatives are moving the health care system to delivery and payment models that bring better, more coordinated care and lower costs to patients.
  • Get the Scoop on Medicare Advantage
    More than 18 million Americans currently receive their health benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan. There’s much to like about these plans, which provide extra services and make coverage more affordable than traditional Medicare by capping out-of-pocket costs.
  • AHIP Congratulates Seema Verma on Her Confirmation to Lead CMS
    “AHIP congratulates Seema Verma on her confirmation. Millions of Americans are eager for solutions that will make health care more affordable and more accessible. We look forward to working with Verma and her staff on ways we can better serve our nation’s health care needs.”
  • Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage May Disrupt Seniors
    On February 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2018 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies (the 2018 Advance Notice).  The Advance Notice outlines the planned changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) capitation rates applied under Part C and Part D for calendar year (CY) 2018 and other regulatory changes that will affect plan reimbursement.
  • Medicare Advantage: What Did CMS Propose in the 2018 Advance Notice
    • +.25% CMS’s estimate of the overall impact on MA funding of the policies proposed in the Advance Notice, which is well below the projected cost inflation rate (i.e., effective growth rate) of 2.8 percent.
    • -1.9% The reduction in MA funding due to a technical update to the risk score called “normalization” that assumes risk scores of beneficiaries enrolled in traditional Medicare dramatically increased from 2015 to 2016.
    • -1.25% The estimated reduction in payments to Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs), enrolling over 3.6 million beneficiaries, if CMS fully transitions to a new payment methodology first implemented in 2017.
  • Medicare Advantage: Star Ratings, Audits, and Compliance Findings
    The Star Ratings System evaluates the quality of care beneficiaries receive from Medicare Advantage and Part D plans on a 1 to 5 scale based on performance on more than 40 individual measures. The system was originally developed to help beneficiaries choose between available plans. Medicare Advantage plans with higher Star Ratings of at least 4 stars receive increased funding as an incentive to achieve high performance. Plans use these funds to provide additional benefits and reduce beneficiary cost-sharing.
  • Medicare Advantage Encounter Data: What You Need to Know
    Encounter data is detailed data generated by health care providers, such as doctors and hospitals, that documents both the clinical conditions they diagnose as well as the services and items delivered to beneficiaries to treat these conditions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began collecting encounter data from Medicare Advantage plans in 2012.
  • Studies: Quiet Changes to How Data Is Analyzed Leads to Medicare Advantage Payment Cuts
    Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans provide health benefits to more than 18 million seniors and people with disabilities across the United States. As it sets payment rates for MA plans each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determines how much it will pay toward each plan through a process called “risk adjustment.” The sicker the patient population within a plan, the higher the payment that plan receives from CMS. In this way, the federal government helps protect patients who need care the most.
  • Virginia Finds Better Ways to Transition Patients from the Hospital to Their Homes
    Nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital – approximately 2.6 million seniors – are readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of over $26 billion a year. Implementing appropriate interventions necessary for reducing readmissions can go a long way to reduce costs and improve quality of care. An innovative program in eastern Virginia is helping them do just that – and is being expanded across the state because of its success.
  • Medicare Advantage: Real Results, Proven Solutions
    We need to fix health care. Let’s start by looking at what’s working. Today, more than 18 million Americans get their health benefits through a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. These plans deliver better services and better results – and better value. Delivering affordable coverage by capping out-of- pocket costs. Improving health with additional services that traditional Medicare doesn’t cover, like integrated vision, hearing, dental, and wellness programs. Giving seniors access to affordable prescription drug plans.
  • The Medicare Part D Program: A Record of Success
    Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for Medicare beneficiaries, covers most medications – including biologics and vaccines – that are not otherwise covered by the Medicare Part A hospital benefit or the Medicare Part B benefit for physician services and supplies.

National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals

Will we see you in D.C.?

Fall is a fabulous time to be in D.C.

JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Not too hot, not too cold. And always a comfortable setting to plan for your organization’s coming year in public programs. Conveniently located, AHIP’s National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals is a great place to get down to business. So sign up for the conference and receive special hotel rates!

As an added bonus, nearby you’ll find plenty of walkable green spaces, D.C.-only attractions like the White House, Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall, and great restaurants for when you need to take a short break from it all.

Important Hotel Information

We’ve negotiated special room rates to help stretch even the most limited travel budgets. Make your hotel reservations today!

The group rate is available until Friday, August 25, 2017 or when the room block has sold out (whichever comes first). This cut-off is a guideline and not a guarantee of availability.

Make your reservation today online using the conference Passkey link https://aws.passkey.com/e/49104294 or by calling 800.393.2503, if you are calling outside the US/Canada call 202.393-2000 and reference AHIP or the conference name.

Deposit and Cancellation

All room reservations must be accompanied by a first and last night’s deposit guaranteed with a major credit card. This deposit may be charged to the guest credit card any time after booking.

If a reservation is cancelled on or before Friday, August 11, 2017 the deposit will be refunded. If a reservation is canceled from twenty-one (21) days to fourteen (14) days prior to arrival the individual will forfeit the deposit of the first and last night’s stay. If a reservation is canceled on or after thirteen (13) days prior to arrival, the individual will be charged the entire length of stay.

Travel Information

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Area Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Distance from Hotel: 5 miles
Drive Time: 20 minutes

Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)
Distance from Hotel: 26 miles
Drive Time: 45 minutes

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Distance from Hotel: 31 miles
Drive Time: Approximately 1 hour

Rooms at this rate are being held for arrival on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and departure on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

A 14.5% sales tax will be added to the group rate. Space is limited. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and the contracted rate is available to AHIP conference attendees only.

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