Program Tracks

DAY 1: October 22, 2018

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration, Grand Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Break and Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Ballroom

8:00 AM - 10:30 AMWelcome Breakfast and Opening General Session, Grand Ballroom - Presented by: Daniel M. Best, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform, Kelly Munson, Executive Vice President, Medicaid, Wellcare Health Plans, John M. O'Brien, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Health Policy) for Planning and Evaluation, Francis Rienzo, Interim CEO, Medicaid Health Plans of America, and Henry Waxman, Chairman, Waxman Strategies 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break and Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Ballroom

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMBreak-out Workshop


Improving Care Transitions with Post-Acute Meals - Sponsored by Mom’s Meals NourishCare
Presented by: Jeffrey T. King, RN, MBA, Vice President of Healthcare Services, Molina Healthcare of Florida, Catherine Macpherson, MS, RDN, Vice President, Product Strategy and Development and Chief Nutrition Officer, Mom’s Meals NourishCare, and Stephanie Waite, Assoc. Director, Product Intelligence, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan – WI
Congressional Hall A

The Evolution of the Medicaid Business: The Role and Impact of Capital
Presented by: Iyah Romm, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cityblock Health and Mike Spadafore, Managing Director, Sandbox Industries
Moderated by: Dan Gorenstein, Health Care Business Reporter
Congressional Hall B

Clinical Data Integration Strategies and Successes: Leveraging EMR Data for Quality, Risk Adjustment and Care Management
Presented by: Rafielle Freeman, Director, Clinical Quality Improvement, BlueCare Tennessee,  and Kili (Chivers) Preitauer, Chief Growth Officer, i2i Population Health
Moderated by: Justin Neece, President and Chief Operations Officer, i2i Population
Congressional Hall C

Medicaid Innovation and Case for Change – Presented by Adaptation Health with sponsorship from California Health Care Foundation and West Health
Presented by: Melanie Bella, MBA, Chief of New Business and Policy, CityBlock Health; Justin Dangel, CEO, Ready Responders; Alex Denny, Co-Founder, Kaleidoscope Care
Moderated by: John McCarthy, Founding Partner, Speire Healthcare Strategies
Mount Vernon Square A

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMGeneral Session Luncheon, sponsored by Express Scripts, Grand Ballroom


HIV: The Great Debate on Clinical Approach vs. Cost Considerations
Presented by: Steve Miller, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts

1:30 PM - 1:45 PMNetworking Break
1:45 PM - 2:45 PMMedicaid: The Beneficiary Perspective, Renaissance Ballroom - Presented by: Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking Break and Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Ballroom

3:30 PM - 4:15 PMBreak-out Workshops


A View from the Hill
Presented by: Abby Duggan, Senior Policy Adviser, Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Caleb Graff, Professional Staff – Healthcare, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, and Stuart Portman, Health Policy Advisor U.S. Senate Committee on Finance 
Moderated by: Shannon Attanasio, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)
Congressional Hall A

State of Medicaid
Presented by: Ari Gottlieb, Principal, A2 Strategy Group, Augustin Ruta, Principal, A2 Strategy Group and John McCarthy, Founding Partner, Speire Healthcare Strategies, LLC, Policy Fellow, United States of Care
Congressional Hall B

Moving Towards Integrated Medicaid Managed Care; Managing the ID/DD Populations: The North Carolina Experience
Presented by: Brian Ingraham, CEO, Vaya Health, Rob Robinson, CEO, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, Charles G. “Trey” Sutten III, CEO, Cardinal Innovations Health Care and Leza Wainwright, CEO, Trillium Health Resources
Moderated by: Pamela Greenberg, MPP, President and CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
Congressional Hall C

4:15 PM - 4:30 PMNetworking Break
4:30 PM - 5:30 PMGeneral Session: Debate - Medicaid at 53: What Does the Future Hold?, Grand Ballroom -Presented by: Chris Jennings, President, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., and Joseph R. Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute
5:30 PM - 7:00 PMNetworking Break
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMHealth Plan Leadership Reception, hosted by Express Scripts (invitation only)
7:00 PM - 9:30 PMAttendee Appreciation Dinner, Renaissance Ballroom


DAY 2: October 23, 2018

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration, Grand Ballroom
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Ballroom

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome Breakfast and Opening General Session, Grand Ballroom


A Conversation with Medicaid Beneficiary Advocates
Presented by: Joan Alker, Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Children and Families (Georgetown CCF), Eliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy, Families USA, and Hannah Katch, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Moderated by: Shannon Attanasio, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, Medicaid Health Plans of America


MHPA Health Plan CEO Panel
Presented by: Chad Westover, CEO, University of Utah Health Plans, Marti Lolli, CMO and SVP Consumer and Government Markets, Priority Health, and Kelly Munson, Executive Vice President, Medicaid, WellCare Health Plans
Moderated by: Francis Rienzo, Interim CEO, Medicaid Health Plans of America

10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break and Exhibitor Showcase, Grand Ballroom
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Break-out Workshops



Cracking the Code: Achieving Value-Based Transformation in Oral Health - Sponsored by DentaQuest 
Presented by: Mary Foley, Executive Director, Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association, and Bob Russell, DDS, MPH, CPM, FACD, Dental Director and Bureau Chief Oral and Health Delivery Systems Bureau, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Iowa Department of Public Health
Moderated by: Mark Doherty, DMD, MPH, CCHP,Executive Director, Safety Net Solutions, DentaQuest Institute
Congressional A

Evolution of the Medicaid Waiver Process
Presented by: Thomas Barker, Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice, FoleyHoag, LLP and Cindy Mann, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Moderated by: Alexander Shekhdar, Vice President Policy, Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)
Congressional Hall B

Re-Writing the Final Medicaid Managed Care Rule
Presented by: Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University and Matt Salo Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
Moderated by: John J. Kaelin, Senior Advisor, Centene Corporation, Visiting Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government
Congressional Hall C

12:00 PM - 2:00 PMClosing General Session Luncheon


Part I: A Continuing Discussion with State Medicaid Directors

Presented by: Thomas J. Betlach, Director, State of Arizona, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Jonathan J. Hamdorf, MBA, Division Director and State Medicaid Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Division of Health Care Finance, Beth Kidder, Deputy Secretary for Medicaid, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Dave Richard, Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance

Moderated by: Clay Farris, Senior Healthcare Executive, Mostly Medicaid


Part II: Getting Ready for the Election: The Current Political and Legislative Environment

Presented by: Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and Columnist for the National Journal

2:00 PMConference Close
2:00 PM - 6:00 PMExhibitor Move-out