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The Rapidly Changing World of Medicaid:
Opportunities and Pitfalls for Payers, Providers and States
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The Palmer House

HMA’s third annual conference The Rapidly Changing World of Medicaid: Opportunities and Pitfalls for Payers, Providers and States brings a sharp focus to the opportunities and pitfalls facing health plans, states, and providers as they strive to provide the best possible care to Medicaid members and other vulnerable populations at a time of significant uncertainty and change.

Sessions to focus on Community Engagement, Long-Term Services and Supports, Social Determinants of Health, Value-Based Payments, Behavioral Integration, Community-based Organizations, Integrated Care, Health Care Convergence, and Managing Chronically Ill Patients.

Understand the potential of community engagement to drive improvements in care, control costs, and help Medicaid members build bridges to employment and share responsibility.
Find out how potential broad-based changes in the structure of the 50-year-old Medicaid program could impact the strategies and prospects of health plans, providers, and community-based organizations.
Obtain an in-depth analysis of emerging Medicaid trends, including predictions on the future of work requirements, value-based purchasing, benefit design innovations, new funding mechanisms, and waivers.
Find out what’s next for Medicaid managed care, including a look at the types of investments, partnerships, and strategic initiatives that will best position the industry for success.




+ Keynote Speakers

In alphabetical order

Catherine Anderson

SVP, Policy & Strategy, UnitedHealth Community & State

John Baackes

CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan

Leanne Berge

CEO, Community Health Plan of Washington

Mari Cantwell

Chief Deputy Director, Health Care Programs, California Department of Health Care Services

Preston Cody

Division Director, Medicaid Program Operations & Integrity, Washington State Health Care Authority

Mandy Cohen, MD

Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Janet Grant

Head, Aetna Medicaid, Great Plains Region

Rebecca Kavoussi

President – West, Landmark Health

Mike Leavitt

General Partner, Leavitt Partners

Susan Mende

Senior Program Manager, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Stephanie Muth

Associate Commissioner, Medicaid/CHIP Medical and Social Services Division, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Justin Senior

Secretary, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

John Jay Shannon, MD

CEO, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

James Sinkoff

Deputy Executive Officer, CFO, HRHCare Community Health

Jack Stephenson

President & CEO,
Empire BCBS HealthPlus

Emily Stewart

Vice President of Policy, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Allison Taylor

Director of Medicaid, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Lisa Trumble

SVP of Accountable Care Performance, Cambridge Health Alliance

Matt Wimmer

Administrator, Division of Medicaid, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds Policy
Registrants may transfer their registration to another person at any time by notifying Alona Nenko ( in writing. Cancellations must be made in writing to Lindsey Beck ( Refunds minus a 20% service charge are available for cancellations received in writing 45 days or more prior to the start of the conference. No refunds are available thereafter.