*Please Note: Agenda is being updated daily.*

Medicaid: Innovation at Work

Wednesday, September 18 - Friday, September 20, 2019
Grand Hyatt Washington | 1000 H St NW | Washington, DC 20001 


Wednesday, September 18

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
  Independence Foyer (5B)
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
  Independence Ballroom 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  MHPA Board of Directors Welcome Reception 
 

Sponsored by Relias

By Invitation Only, Sponsors, and Exhibitors

Independence Foyer & Ballroom

Thursday, September 19

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
 

Independence Foyer (5B)

7:30 AM -- 9:00 AM Opening Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase
 

 Independence Ballroom 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Innovation at Work | Opening General Session
 

A Mission Moment by WellCare Health Plans

Kelly Munson, Executive Vice President of Medicaid, WellCare Health Plans & Chair, MHPA Board of Directors

Adimika Arthur, Executive Director, HealthTech4Medicaid

Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors

Independence Ballroom 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase
 

Independence Foyer & Ballroom

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 

Technology Workshop
"Healthcare is Multicultural: Enrollee Engagement and Cultural Competency"

Presented by:
Dr. Chris Esguerra, Senior Medical Director, Blue Shield of California
— Abner Mason, Founder & CEO, ConsejoSano

Independence Hall - Room G

Policy Workshop
"Beyond the Basics: The Design and Execution of Social Determinants of Health Programs"

Presented by:
Andy McMahon, Vice President of Health and Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
— Danny Maxson, Director, Community Innovation, WellCare Health Plans 
Steve Bella, President, Pacific Policy Network (Moderator)

Independence Hall Foyer - Franklin Square

Operations Workshop
"Innovative Financing Mechanisms: Lessons from a Medical Respite Intervention"

Presented by:
Karen Dale, Market President, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia
Jana Berhow, LICSW, Vice President, DC Programs, Volunteers of America 
Catherine Stapleton, Director, Health, Quantified Ventures

Independence Hall - Room I

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Networking Break
 

Independence Foyer & Ballroom

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 

Technology Workshop
"Building Social Service Networks to Coordinate Care"

Presented by:
David Jacobson, Vice President, Medicaid Strategy and Business Development, Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield
— Leigh Ann Short, LCSW, CCM, Supervisor- Community Medical Social Work, Clinical Services and Population Health, Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield
Manik Bhat, CEO & Co-Founder, Healthify

Independence Hall - Room G

Policy Workshop
"Novel Approaches to Tackling High-Cost Drugs"

Presented by:
Dr. Raymond Poliquit, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Healthy Blue Louisiana
— Hemi Tewarson, Director, Health Division, National Governors Association (Moderator)

Independence Hall Foyer - Franklin Square

Operations Workshop
"Proactive Approaches in NICU Management and the First 500 Days of Life"

Sponsored by American Well

Presented by:
Dr. Marketa Wills, MBA, Senior Corporate Medical Director, WellCare Health Plans
Dr. Robert S. London, Chief Medical Officer, South Carolina, WellCare Health Plans
Dr. Ellen Stang, President, and CEO, ProgenyHealth     

Independence Hall - Room I

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote Luncheon
 

Presentation of Institute for Medicaid Innovation 2019 Annual Medicaid MCO Survey

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation

Independence Ballroom 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase 
  Independence Foyer & Ballroom
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 

Technology Workshop
"Modernizing Maternity: Digitally-Enabled Resources for Stronger Connections with Pregnant Women"

Presented by:
Kristina Jones, Senior Project Manager, Optum, UnitedHealth Group
— Dilek Barlow, Senior Director, Government Solutions, Wildflower Health

Independence Hall - Room G

Policy Workshop
"Issues in MLTSS and the Path Forward for the D-SNP and MMP Models of Integrated Care"

Presented by:
Ryan May, MA, CHIE, Executive Director, Virginia D-SNP, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia
Michael Monson, Senior Vice President, Medicaid and Complex Care, Centene
Martha Roherty, Executive Director, National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (Moderator)

Independence Hall Foyer - Franklin Square

Operations Workshop
"Engaging Community-Based Organizations to Address Social Determinants of Health"

Sponsored by Mom's Meals

Presented by:
Valerie Harr, Director, Policy Integration and Transformation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Cecelia Peers, MA, Neighborhood Connections Manager, Trillium Health Resources
Keith MacCannon, Director, Community Outreach, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia— Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation 

Independence Hall - Room I

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break
  Independence Foyer & Ballroom
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Keynote
 

A Mission Moment by Aetna Medicaid

Cindy McCain, Chair, Board of Trustees, The McCain Institute for International Leadership

Independence Ballroom 

4:45 PM – 6:30 PM Innovation Alley Cocktail Reception & Networking

Friday, September 20

7:30 AM – 11:00 AM Registration
 

Independence Foyer (5B)

7:30 AM -- 8:30 AM Opening Breakfast & Exhibitor Showcase
 

Independence Ballroom 

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening General Session 
 

A Beneficiary's Perspectives on MLTSS

Gary Sullivan, MLTSS Consumer and National Advisory Board Member, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

A Conversation with MHPA Health Plan CEOs and Senior Executives

Cain Hayes, President & CEO, Gateway Health

Catherine Anderson, Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Wendy Morriarty, Chief Medicaid Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Rachana Pradhan, Health Care Reporter, POLITICO (Moderator)

Independence Ballroom

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break & Exhibitor Showcase
 

Independence Foyer & Ballroom

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 

Technology Workshop
"How Unmet Basic Human Needs Impact Low-Income, Diabetic Populations"

Sponsored by: Envolve Health

Presented by:
Julie O’Brien, Ph.D., Faculty Director, Centene Center for Health Transformation, Principal Behavioral Scientist, Center for Advanced Hindsight, Duke University 
Jeremy Corbett, M.D., Chief Health Officer, Envolve PeopleCare, Envolve Health
— Jill Smith Erkens, RPh, Senior Director, Envolve Clinical Pharmacy Services
Debra Smyers, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Sunshine Health Plan

Independence Hall - Room G

Policy Workshop
"Views from the Hill: A Conversation with Congressional Staff" (Off The Record)

Presented by:
— Stuart Portman, Health Policy Advisor, Senate Finance Committee
— Anne Dwyer, Senior Health Counsel, Senate Finance Committee
— Caleb Graff, Professional Staff, Healthcare, House Energy & Commerce Committee
— Rick Van Buren, Health Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee
— Shannon Attanasio, Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy, MHPA (Moderator)

Independence Hall Foyer - Franklin Square

Operations Workshop
"Closing the Gaps in Community-Based Care"

Presented by:
— Rose Popiolek, RN, BSN, Chief Quality Officer, Trusted Health Plan
— Andy Friedell, Senior Vice President of Strategic Solutions and Public Affairs, Maxim Healthcare Services 

Independence Hall - Room I

 
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Refeshment Break
 

Independence Ballroom

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 

Technology Workshop
"The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Health Programs: A Case Study and Lessons Learned"

Presented by:
Eliza Gibson, LCSW Regional Vice President of Health Plans and Public Health Innovation, Omada Health
Dr. Patryce Toye, Chief Medical Officer, MedStar Family Choice

Independence Hall - Room G 

Policy Workshop
"Care Coordination for Complex and Special Populations"

Sponsored by Guardian

Presented by:
Manuel Arisso, Staff Vice President, Specialty Behavioral Health & Foster Care, Anthem
— Josh Boynton, Vice President, Aetna Better Living, Aetna Medicaid
— Pamela Greenberg, President and CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (Moderator)

Independence Hall Foyer - Franklin Square

Operations Workshop
"The 4th Trimester: Improving Maternal Health Outcomes"

Presented by:
Dr. Lakshmi Reddy, Medical Director, Gateway Health
Dr. Pooja Mittal, Medical Director, HealthNet
Melissa Franklin, Pritzker Fellow, First 5 LA
Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation

Independence Hall - Room I

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM  Closing Luncheon Keynote
 

Our Partners in the States: A Discussion with State Medicaid Directors (Off The Record)

Sponsored by Sellers Dorsey

Jami Snyder, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, State of Arizona

Gabe Roberts, Director of TennCare, State of Tennessee

Dr. Jennifer Lee, Agency Director, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Commonwealth of Virginia

MaryAnne Lindeblad, State Medicaid Director, Health Care Authority, State of Washington

Gary Jessee, Managing Director, Sellers Dorsey & Former Deputy Executive Commissioner for Medical and Social Services and Medicaid Director, State of Texas (Moderator)

Independence Ballroom

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  Exhibitor Showcase
  Independence Foyer & Ballroom
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Exhibitor Move Out
  Independence Foyer & Ballroom