Every state is different, but they all share this challenge: the pandemic changed everything, including how you engage with experts who can help you do your job even better. That extends to AHIP’s State Issues Retreat ONLINE.*
To keep our participants, speakers, and partners safe, we took travel out of the equation. Expect in-depth, real-time discussions with state lawmakers, health insurance provider executives, and health care influencers.
Gain expert guidance on how your peers from coast to coast are making health care better. Information uniquely relevant to the work you do. Expect a professionally produced experience of a caliber only AHIP can deliver.
Get the answers you need right now as your state prepares for the post-coronavirus world.
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*Participation in the State Issues Retreat is limited to AHIP health insurance provider members, AHIP retained counsels, and state trade association executives.
September 14-17, 2020
Taking place immediately before AHIP’s State Issues Retreat ONLINE, this powerful interactive experience offers countless opportunities to engage with CMS and administration officials, health insurance executives, industry thought leaders, and more. Only AHIP can deliver so much expertise and insight. Learn more. See what’s on the agenda.
Every American deserves affordable access to high-quality health care. That is why health insurance providers are doing our part to help keep people safe from the coronavirus strain COVID-19. Since early February 2020, AHIP and health insurance providers have been working directly with the CDC, health experts and policymakers across the nation to share information, mitigate health risks to Americans, and keep Americans informed. Focused, intentional and strategic engagement with consumers, policymakers and health care delivery system partners is more important than ever. In this session, AHIP’s President and CEO will provide his perspectives the state of our industry – during and post- COVID.
All across the country, state budget and finance officers are advising our nation’s governors, influencing decision makers in state government and guiding their states in analysis of short and long-term budget options. States and their budgets have been hit particularly hard due to COVID-19. Recent studies now project that the state budget shortfalls expected from COVID-19’s economic fallout will total a cumulative $555 billion over state fiscal years 2020-2022. As our industry prepares legislative activity across the country, this session will inform that work by providing an environmental scan of the fiscal health of the states.
The global pandemic has in many ways reshaped and forever changed the America’s health care delivery system. Understanding the foundational policy changes across system partners is key to understanding how health care will change for so many Americans post-COVID. This session will provide valuable insight into the current policy landscape and the reforms needed to accelerate innovative solutions to access, affordability and high-quality care.
When health care is more affordable, more people have access to health care. That’s why health plans are laser-focused on making health care more affordable by, among other things, pushing back on the ever-increasing price of drugs and opposing state proposals that increase the price of coverage. This panel will explore our industry’s efforts to pull back the curtain on the high price of drugs. This session will also explore efforts at the national and state level to oppose health care taxes that make coverage more expensive.
COVID-19 has upended the American health care system, creating an unprecedented level of uncertainty and a need for a number of emergency measures to respond to the ever-changing health care landscape. Much of this has been difficult, but at the same time it has paved the way for new thinking in how health care is delivered. This panel will discuss the varying challenges that health insurance providers have faced in the states, as well as the opportunities to improve the system.
Medicaid programs are the lifeline for millions of Americans, including children, pregnant women, elderly adults and individuals with disabilities, providing medical care and support services. Medicaid programs are also uniquely situated to serve and boost states’ economic engines. As businesses reopen, employers must have access to healthy workforces and that means unemployed citizens must have access to health care and health care coverage. Safety net programs are providing this access to care and are important linchpins. This panel will provide important insights on the impact COVID has had/is having on state Medicaid programs and what challenges/opportunities lie ahead.
Due to COVID-19, telehealth services have grown exponentially. Join this session to hear a health insurance commissioner’s perspective on what’s next for telehealth and what health insurance providers can expect in the coming year.
Recent final rules seek to improve patient access to health data and to support the interoperability of Health IT. This session will be a quick primer on the key changes and their impact on health insurance providers.
AHIP works each and every day to shape and drive market‐based solutions and public policy strategies to improve health, affordability and financial security. This session will detail recent messaging and coalition building work to strengthen our unified voice for an industry that is leading the way in transforming health care.
In the age of COVID and social distancing, video conferencing, texting and email have quickly replaced face-to-face communication with policymakers and their staff. This session will feature a panel discussion on how online tools are changing the way we communicate with elected leaders during the pandemic.
No travel required for this year’s conference. All you’ll need is access to your computer or mobile device.
You’ll find a fully interactive conference experience – from start to finish. Chat with other conference attendees and speakers and take the opportunity to ask questions in sessions.