National Conference On Medicaid

Agenda Highlights

Don’t miss this opportunity in September to stay on top of the latest trends and operational need-to-knows as we present big-picture insights as well as peer-to-peer innovations.

Preserving Medicaid for Future Generations

  • Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Luncheon Keynote: Medicaid Back to the Future

  • Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)

Medicaid Prescription Drugs: What You Need to Know

  • John Coster, PhD, RPh, ‎Director, Division of Pharmacy, Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services (CMCS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Joel Menges, Chief Executive Officer, The Menges Group
  • Trish Riley, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

Medicaid Moving Forward: Implications for States and Health Plans

  • Thomas Betlach, Director, State of Arizona, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Michael G. Heifetz, Medicaid Director, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Shannon M. McMahon, MPA, Executive Director, Medicaid Policy, Kaiser Permanente; Former Maryland Medicaid Director
  • Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
  • Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary for MassHealth, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicaid (MA)

Medicaid Reform: Where Do We Go from Here?

  • Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

Opioids: Balancing Policy, Privacy and Pain Relief

  • Nicholas DeGregorio, MD, FACP, MMM, Senior Medical Director, UPMC for You
  • Andrea D. Gelzer, MD, MS, FACP, Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Medical Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas
  • Cynthia Reilly, Director, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Find In-Depth Details at these Concurrent Sessions … with More to Come

Medicaid Waivers: From Personal Responsibility to New Flexibility

  • Lindsey Browning, Program Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
  • Kristen Metzger, Plan President, Indiana Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Hemi Tewarson, Director, Health Division, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

Plan Innovations Impacting Social Determinants of Health

  • Julie H. Stoss, Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dan LaVallee, MS, Director of Government Programs, UPMC Health Plan
  • Karin VanZant, Vice President/Executive Director, Life Services, CareSource

Home is Where the Heart Is: Current Issues in HCBS

  • Kathleen A. Cameron, MPH, Senior Director, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging
  • Laura Chaise, Staff Vice President Long Term Services and Supports, Centene Corporation
  • Camille Dobson, Deputy Executive Director, The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
  • Ari Ne’eman, Chief Executive Officer,

A Managed Care Roadmap for Success in Serving Foster Care and Adoption

  • Merrill Friedman, Senior Director, Disability Policy Engagement, Anthem, Inc.
  • Gary Jessee, Managing Director, Sellers Dorsey; Former Deputy Executive Commissioner for Medical and Social Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Earlie Rockette, RNP, MN, LSSB, Regional Vice President, Special Populations, Anthem, Inc.
  • Mark A. Washington, President, Child Welfare Division, Alton Healthcare

AHIP’s National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid & Duals

Three Targeted Events — One Convenient Location

Whether you choose one, two, or all three of these programs, you’ll learn firsthand what’s working now and what’s next. The agendas are filled with leading speakers you’ve come to expect from AHIP, including top health plan execs, industry thought leaders, and policy makers.

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