What are the leadership initiatives that top Medicaid executives from health plans and state agencies are deploying to truly transform the care landscape?

Building upon the phenomenal 15-year success of our annual "Medicaid Innovations Forum" every February, and last year's inaugural July conference, SSN is proud to announce our Second Annual Medicaid Leadership Innovation Strategies event, July 22-23 at the Westin Alexandria Old Town.

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This event is designed to showcase game-changing Medicaid leadership initiatives from health plans and state agencies with first-hand insights from senior leaders at these organizations. We are creating a program that is a bit higher level and strategically focused, while incorporating more policy, and attracting more C-suite type attendees in addition to Vice Presidents and Directors from health plans and state agencies.

The conference will explore how Medicaid leaders throughout the country are setting strategy, truly innovating through the use of 1115 waivers, and making the most of CMS policy. It will examine how plan and state executives are facilitating return to normal operations, addressing SDoH and health equity on an enterprise level, expanding access and coverage for behavioral health, and advancing transformative care delivery models to improve outcomes.

Specifically, this event will address:

    THE 2024-25 MEDICAID LANDSCAPE

  • The Impact of the Political Landscape on Medicaid: How the 2024 Election Could Impact Eligibility, Operations, and Processes
  • Leadership Innovation through 1115 Waivers: A Scan of Waivers Throughout the Country that Address Eligibility, SDoH, and Behavioral Health

  • ELIGIBILITY AND RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATIONS

  • Returning to Routine Eligibility Operations with Simplified and Streamlined Processes: What are We Doing Better Now Than Prior to the PHE?
  • Protecting Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for Children—Ensuring Continuous Eligibility to Lower Churn Rates and Reduce Gaps in Coverage
  • Simplifying Transitions to Marketplace Coverage: Improving Coordination between Medicaid and Marketplace Eligibility and Reducing the Administrative Burden
  • Medicaid Expansion in Newly Expanded States: Strategies for Managing Enrollment Growth and Access to Care

  • SDoH/HEALTH EQUITY

  • Building Value-Based Contracts with Providers that Include Social Providers and CBO’s to Address Gaps
  • Aligning Health Equity Goals to Enterprise Goals: Developing an Equity Centered Framework to Address Health Disparities
  • Leveraging SDoH Data to Inform Health Equity Action and Future Decisions About Comprehensive Care for Individuals
  • Interoperability—Complying with New Regulations, Ensuring Data Exchange with CBO’s, and Making Information Actionable

  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Services: Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care and Community Settings
  • Strengthening Medicaid Coverage for Crisis Care: What Is On the Other Side of 988?
  • Implementing the New Innovation in Behavioral Health Model: Leveraging a "No Wrong Door" Approach to Care
  • Expanding Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD): Addressing the Overdose and Addiction Crisis with a Recovery-Oriented System of Care
  • Understanding Why Having a Single Payer for Behavioral Health and Physical Health Does Not Result in Better Outcomes

  • CARE COORDINATION

  • Value Based Care Transformation in Medicaid: Evaluating Which Models Work Best and Integrating Health Equity and SDoH into VBC Models
  • Leveraging AI to Generate Patient Insights Delivered at the Point of Care
  • Connecting At-Risk Members to the Physical, Behavioral and Social Supports They Need to Drive Desired Outcomes
  • Supporting Non-Traditional Care Delivery Environments: Moving Out of Hospitals and Clinics and Into the Community
  • Increasing Integration for Dual Eligibles Using the D-SNP Model: Improving Access to Coordinated Care for this Rapidly Growing Population
  • Expanding Access and Quality of Remote Care Technologies to Collect Essential Health Data, Enable Timely Interventions, and Improve Outcomes
  • Sustaining Investments for Community Health Workers: Maintaining a Strong CHW Presence Throughout the Enterprise to Ensure Informed Approaches to Public Policy and Programs
  • Responding to Increased Workforce Shortages and Unmet Needs Among the LTSS Population: Ensuring Access through Home and Community Based Services
  • Implementing the Transforming Maternal Health Model: Taking a Whole Person Approach to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Care


2024 ALL-STAR SPEAKERS
Catholic Medical Partners

Carmela Costiniuk, B.Sc. OT, MHA, D. EdD (C)

Vice President, Population Health and Clinical Transformation
Partners Health Plan and Care Design NY

Kerry Delaney

CEO
Health Plan of San Mateo

Chris Esguerra

Chief Medical Officer
AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia

Kelli C. Johnson, MBA

Value Based Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Janet Mann

Deputy Director of Health and State Medicaid Director
Partners Health Plan and Care Design NY

Steven Merahn, MD

Medical Director
Genesee Health Plan

Jim Milanowski

CEO
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Jennifer Nuovo, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Catholic Medical Partners

Margaret Paroski, MD, MMM

President & CEO and Chief Medical Officer
CareFirst Community Health Plan of Maryland

Mike Rapach

CEO
Banner Health Plans

Sarah Spiekermeier

Chief Operating Officer
Catholic Medical Partners

Barry Stelmach

Chief Financial Officer
OhioRISE

Marti Taylor

CEO
Mostly Medicaid

Kris Vilamaa

Partner and Chief Growth Officer
2024 PARTNERS
Supporting Organizations
  • Strategic Solutions Network (SSN), based in Boca Raton, FL, is the parent company of the Medicare Risk Adjustment & Revenue Management Management, Plus Quality and Star Ratings and a series of related conferences.
  • Strategic Solutions Network (SSN), based in Boca Raton, FL, is the parent company of the Medicare Risk Adjustment & Revenue Management Management, Plus Quality and Star Ratings and a series of related conferences.
Exhibitors
  • Strategic Solutions Network (SSN), based in Boca Raton, FL, is the parent company of the Medicare Risk Adjustment & Revenue Management Management, Plus Quality and Star Ratings and a series of related conferences.
Media & Association Partner
  • Strategic Solutions Network (SSN), based in Boca Raton, FL, is the parent company of the Medicare Risk Adjustment & Revenue Management Management, Plus Quality and Star Ratings and a series of related conferences.