The State Issues Retreat fosters an ideal environment for peer-to-peer sharing, learning, and discussion about your organization’s most pressing issues.
Focused Dialogue. Expert insights.
Hear from top thought leaders as they discuss the topics that matter most, in such areas as:
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Attendance is limited to AHIP health plan members, AHIP retained counsels and state trade association executives only.
Medical management tools, including medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction, are coming under increasing attack in state legislatures. This panel will share stories, strategies and tools deployed to fend off these attacks and promote Smart Care.
Medicaid policy issues and advocacy are playing increasingly large roles in the states. The complex relationship between federal requirements and state programs is a critical element of this evolving role. This panel will review upcoming changes at the federal level, managed care implementation in the states and emerging issues such as Medicaid work requirements.
Speakers in this session will provide an update on key issues including: NAIC Models 170 & 171, MACRA Implementation, disability income protection, and dental coverage issues.
Health plans kept up the pressure on drug price transparency in 2018, despite pharma’s attempts to distract and deflect attention away from list prices and toward other actors in the supply chain. In this session, colleagues will share stories from the field about how to build and maintain diverse coalitions, protect legislative integrity, and see proposals through to the finish line. Panelists will also explore lessons learned, how to sustain a multi-year effort, and discuss vital tools to combat misinformation and protect health plan formulary management.
With the recent attention focused on the drug supply chain, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have increasingly come under attack. Many states have introduced legislation and regulation on MAC pricing, gag clauses, rebates, etc. This panel will explore how to combat misconceptions about the industry, as well as strategies and tactics used to fight PBM legislation and regulation.
Presented by PerformRx
Pharmacy benefit managers have come under scrutiny as policymakers, purchasers, and the public look for solutions to address rising drug costs. And while the FTC has found the PBM market to be moderately concentrated, it has for more than a decade maintained that competition among PBMs is intense, and ultimately works to foster competition among manufacturers and lower drug costs for employers, taxpayers, and consumers. This session will highlight the variety of services PBMs provide – from promoting use of generics and biosimilars, to increasing medication adherence, managing diabetes, and combating the opioid crisis. Attendees will discover how PBMs work to negotiate rebates on behalf of their clients and tailor contracts to meet clients’ needs. With increasing integration in our health care system and new, disruptive innovators vying for a chance to compete, PBMs’ role will become even more important to health plans, state purchasers, and government programs in the coming years.
Several organizations have debated the issues of pharmacy benefit management and pharmacy benefit managers (PBM). The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) completed their PBM model and are revisiting the issue in the coming year. The National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) are expected to approve a PBM model later this year. The National Association of State Health Policy (NASHP) has developed several models addressing drug pricing and PBM regulation. This session will review how each of these groups are addressing this issue and review the models that may be introduced in the states in 2019.
Fall is a fabulous time to be in D.C.
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. 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.
Limited rooms are available at the J.W. Marriott Washington, DC, for the 2018 State Issues Retreat. All rooms are first-come, first-served and subject to availability. To book online, you must register for the conference and the hotel link will be provided. You may also check with Marriott Reservations at 800.393.2503 directly for availability.
If you cannot book at the J.W. Marriott, the following hotels may have availability.
*Note: AHIP does not have contracted rates with the following hotels:
W Hotel Washington, DC
515 15th Street, NW
Marriott reservations at 800.393.2503
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW
Marriott reservations at 800.393.2503
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
1001 16th Street, NW
Sofitel Washington DC
806 15th Street, NW
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, September 21, 2018 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.
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