2019 HMA Conference Presentations

2019 HMA Conference Presentations

Pre-Conference Sessions

“Medicaid 101: Program Basics, Key Variations and Behavioral Health”

Monday, September 9, 2019

Keynote Address – Medicaid and the Future of Health Care”

Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

State Medicaid Director Keynote Q&A Session – Opportunities and Pitfalls of Medicaid Innovation at the State Level”

Mari Cantwell, Chief Deputy Director, Health Care Programs, California Department of Health Care Services
Mandy Cohen, MD, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Doug Elwell, Medicaid Director, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Jami Snyder, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Carol Steckel, Commissioner, Kentucky Division of Medicaid Services

Keynote Address – The Growing Role of Medicaid Managed Care in Serving the Nation’s Most Vulnerable”

Paul Tufano, Chairman, CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas

Medicaid Managed Care Keynote Q&A Session – Delivering on the Promise of Medicaid Managed Care”

Deb Bacon, Regional Vice President, West/Other Region, Aetna Medicaid
Heidi Garwood, President, Medicaid, Health Care Service Corp.
Joanne McFall, Market President, Keystone First Health Plan
Dennis Mouras, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan
Patrick Sturdivant, President, Amerigroup Texas, Anthem, Inc.

Luncheon Speaker – Substance Abuse Treatment and the Opioid Crisis: A New Way Forward”

Corey Waller, MD, Principal, HMA
Carole Johnson, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Breakout Session – Medicaid Expansion and Other Efforts to Expand Healthcare Coverage”

Fred Cerise, MD, President, CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital System
Theresa Eagleson, Director, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Jimmy Lewis, CEO HomeTown Health, LLC
Dennis Smith, Senior Advisor, Medicaid and Health Care Reform, Arkansas Department of Human Services

Breakout Session – Innovations in Managing Drug Spending – Value-Based Purchasing”

John Coster, Director, Division of Pharmacy Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS
Terry Cothran, Director, Pharmacy Management Consultants, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Josh Fredell, Senior Director, Specialty Product Development, CVSHealth
Darren Moore, Senior Director, Value and Market Access, Melinta Therapeutics

Breakout Session – Breakthroughs in Addressing Social Determinants of Health”

Brad Lucas, MD, Senior Medical Director, Buckeye Health Plan
Kevin Moore, VP, Policy – Health & Human Services, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
Sharon Raggio, President, CEO, Mind Springs Health
Betsey Tilson, MD, State Health Director, Chief Medical Officer, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Investor Breakout Session“Innovative Delivery Models in Medicaid-Focused Healthcare Services”

Keith Jones, President & CEO, Blue Sprig Pediatrics
Mark Lashley, CEO, Caregiver, Inc.
Cari Lee, VP, Government Affairs, Quest Analytics
Timothy Murphy, CEO, The Stepping Stones Group
Nestor Plana, Chairman, CEO, Independent Living Systems

Breakout Session – Lessons of Medicaid Work Requirements, Premiums, and Other Forms of Community Engagement”

Natalie Angel, Healthy Indiana Plan Director, Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning
Jean Caster, HIP Program Director, Anthem Indiana Medicaid
Ray Hanley, President and CEO, AFMC

Breakout Session – What’s Next for Foster Care: Preparing for Dramatic Changes”

Christine Beyer, Commissioner, NJ Department of Children and Families
Alyssa Brown, Deputy Director, Innovation, Research, and Development, Office of Health Care Financing, Maryland Department of Health
Rebecca Jones Gaston, Executive Director, Social Services Administration, Maryland Department of Human Services
Tracy Wareing Evans, Executive Director, American Public Human Services Association

Breakout Session – Successful Models and Variations in Behavioral Health Integration”

Deepu George, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Division Chief – Behavioral Medicine, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, UTHealth
Elise Pomerance, MD, Senior Medical Director, Practice Transformation, Inland Empire Health Plan
Walter Rosenberg, Director, Social Work and Community Health, Rush University Medical Center
Deborah Weidner, MD, Vice President, Safety and Quality, Behavioral Health Network, Hartford HealthCare

Investor Breakout Session – “Virtual Patient Interaction: The Future is Now”

Neil Solomon, MD, Co-founder, Chief Medical Officer, MedZed

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Keynote Address – “The Growing Role of Medicare Advantage and the Future of Medicare”

Jonathan Blum, Managing Principal, HMA; former CMS Deputy Administrator for Medicare

Keynote Session – “Managed Care Models for Dual Eligible Medicaid-Medicare Beneficiaries”

Jack Dailey, HCA Coordinator, Director of Policy and Training, Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
Karen Kimsey, Chief Deputy, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
Allison Rizer, Vice President, Strategy and Health Policy – Medicare/Medicaid Integration, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
Lois Simon, EVP, Policy and Programs, Seniorlink

Keynote Address – “What’s Next for Provider-Led Medicaid Managed Care”

Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals

Keynote Session – “Innovative Care Delivery Models for High-Cost, High-Acuity Patients”

Alan Cohn, CEO, President, AbsoluteCARE Inc.
Rebecca Kavoussi, President, West, Landmark Health
Sarita Mohanty, MD, VP, Care Coordination, Kaiser Permanente
René Santiago, Deputy County Executive, County of Santa Clara, CA