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Early Bird Registration Expires July 29 for HMA Conference, October 26-27 in Chicago

Be sure to register soon for HMA’s conference on What’s Next for Medicaid, Medicare, and Publicly Sponsored Healthcare: How Payers, Providers, and States Are Navigating a Future of Opportunity and Uncertainty, October 26-27, at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. The Early Bird registration rate of $1595 per person expires on July 29.  After that, the rate is $1795.

A high-level list of more than 30 industry speakers are already confirmed, including health plan executives, state Medicaid directors, and providers.  They will address the challenges and opportunities for organizations serving Medicaid and other vulnerable populations.

Visit our website for complete details: or contact Carl Mercurio at 212-575-5929.  Group rates and sponsorships are available.

Medicaid Managed Care Speakers to Date (In alphabetical order)

  • Mary Jane Beeson, VP, Medicaid-Duals Strategy & Business Development, Humana
  • Heidi Chan, Market President, AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
  • Alec Cunningham, EVP, Government Services, Aetna, a CVS Health Company
  • David Fields, President, Dean Health Plan
  • Lisa Hollier, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children’s Health Plan
  • Jesse Hunter, EVP, Mergers & Acquisitions, Chief Strategy Officer, Centene Corp.
  • Cynthia MacDonald, VP, Dual Eligibles & Special Needs Plans; Former Market President, Minnesota and Iowa
  • Andy McMahon, Vice President, Health and Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
  • Keith Payet, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee

State Medicaid Speakers to Date (In alphabetical order)

  • Melisa Byrd, Senior Deputy Director/MedicaidDirector, Department of Health Care Finance, District of Columbia
  • Beth Kidder, Deputy Secretary, Division of Medicaid, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Carter Kimble, Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services, State of Oklahoma
  • Kate Massey, Senior Deputy Director, Medical Services Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Stephanie Muth, Former Deputy Executive Commissioner, Medicaid & CHIP, Texas Health & Human Services
  • Melodie Pazolt, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral Health, Washington State Health Care Authority

Key Industry and Thought Leadership Speakers to Date (In alphabetical order)

  • Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer, Best Buy Health
  • Drew Altman, President, CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Liz Baker-Ray, Director, Health and Wellness, Walmart
  • Nora Belcher, Executive Director, Texas eHealth Alliance
  • Elizabeth (Libby) Boyce, Director of Access, Referral, and Engagement, Housing for Health
  • Ned Carlson, CEO, Trumpet Behavioral Health
  • Harold Carter, VP, Pharma Strategy & Contracting, Express Scripts
  • Kathy Carmody, CEO, Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities
  • Fred Cerise, President, CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Alan Eisenberg, VP, Global Government Relations and Public Policy, Alnylam
  • Vytas Kiselius, CEO, Referwell
  • Dan Knecht, MD, VP, Transformation, Clinical Product, CVS Health
  • Christine Aguiar Lynch, VP for Medicare and MLTSS Policy, Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans
  • William McKinney, CEO, The MENTOR Network
  • Greg Moody, Executive in Residence, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
  • Melodie Pazolt, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral Health, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Mary Kay Rizzolo, President and CEO, Council on Quality and Leadership
  • Linda Timmons, President and CEO, Mosaic
  • Angie Truesdale, CEO, Centering Healthcare Institute