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 MEDICAID LANDSCAPE

  • Medicaid Innovations: A Federal Perspective
  • The Pandemic is Over: Medicaid in the New World
  • Lessons Learned from the Unwinding: Managing Coverage Issues and the Ongoing Impacts on Medicaid
  • Leadership Innovation through 1115 Waivers: A Scan of Waivers Throughout the Country that Address Eligibility, SDoH, Care Delivery, and Behavioral Health

  • SDoH/HEALTH EQUITY

  • Aligning Health Equity Goals to Enterprise Goals: Developing an Equity Centered Framework to Address Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health
  • Recognizing Individual Social Equity (RISE): Developing A Value-Based Program to Address Socioeconomic Disparities
  • Engaging Members through Technology: Developing Strategic Partnerships with Community Based Organizations and Vendors to Connect with Hard-To-Reach Members
  • Innovations for Medicaid Patients in Primary Care Groups
  • Interoperability—Complying with New Regulations, Ensuring Data Exchange with CBO’s, and Making Information Actionable

  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • Responding to California's New Population Health Requirements with the Award-Winning BlueSky Program: Improving Access to Behavioral Care, Advancing Telehealth, and Developing the CHW Workforce
  • OhioRISE: Youth Behavioral Health System of Care Coordination
  • Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Services: Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care and Community Settings
  • Strengthening Medicaid Coverage for Crisis Care: State Approaches to Mobile Crisis and 988 Integration
  • Understanding Why Having a Single Payer for Behavioral Health and Physical Health Does Not Result in Better Outcomes

  • CARE COORDINATION

  • Designing a Multi-payer VBC Initiative to Support Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health in Virginia
  • Value Based Care Transformation in Medicaid: Evaluating Which Models Work Best and Integrating Health Equity and SDoH into VBC Models
  • Prior Authorization Regulations and Response: Moving Towards Trusted Partner with a Case Study on Hospital and SNF Transitions
  • Let’s Take Triple Aim at IDD: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Implementing the Transforming Maternal Health Model: Taking a Whole Person Approach to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Care
  • Improving 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
  • Increasing Integration for Dual Eligibles Using the D-SNP Model: Improving Access to Coordinated Care for this Rapidly Growing Population
  • Responding to Increased Workforce Shortages and Unmet Needs Among the LTSS Population: Ensuring Access through Home and Community Based Services


2024 ALL-STAR SPEAKERS
Association for Community Affiliated Plans

Jennifer McGuigan Babcock

Senior Vice President for Medicaid Policy
State of Nebraska

Kevin Bagley, DHA, MBA, FACHE

Former Medicaid Director
Rosarium Health

Cameron Carter

CEO and Co-Founder
Catholic Medical Partners

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

Vice President, Population Health and Clinical Transformation
AmeriHealth Caritas DC

Karen M. Dale, R.N., MSN

Market President , Chief, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Kate Davidson, LCSW

Director, Learning and Diffusion Group
Partners Health Plan and Care Design NY

Kerry Delaney

CEO
Washington State Health Care Authority

Glory Dole, BSN, MA, RN

Section Manager, Medicaid Contract and Compliance, Medicaid Programs Division
Health Plan of San Mateo

Chris Esguerra, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Elevance Health

Merrill Friedman

Regional Vice President, Inclusive Policy & Advocacy
SAMHSA

Neeraj Gandotra, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Wolomi

Layo George

CEO and Founder
Sentara Health Plans

Kristyn Greifer, MD

SVP, Chief Medical Officer
UCare

Jon Hamdorf, MBA

Former Kansas Medicaid Director, Market President
ADvancing States

Camille Infussi Dobson

Deputy Executive Director
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Lisa Jobe-Shields, Ph.D.

Behavioral Health Division Director
Kaizen Health

Mindi Knebel

Founder & CEO
Sentara Health Plans

Robert Krebbs

Vice President, Value Based Care & Provider Enablement
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
Medical Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Joe Parks, MD

Chief Medical Officer, firsthand
Catholic Medical Partners

Margaret Paroski, MD, MMM

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

Mike Rapach

CEO
Salo Health Strategies

Matt Salo

Founder/CEO
K. Scott Concepts

Kalin Scott

Principal
ACHP

Nissa Shaffi

Associate Director, Public Policy
Elevance Health

Catherine Kelley Silva, MPP

Senior Director, Government Relations, Virginia
Banner Health Plans

Sarah Spiekermeier

Chief Operating Officer
Catholic Medical Partners

Barry Stelmach

Chief Financial Officer
UVA Health

Jonathan Swanson, MD

Chief Quality Officer, Children’s Services, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Aetna/Medicaid

Marti Taylor

CEO, OhioRISE
Vice President
Banner Health Plans

Ryan Thomsen

Senior Director, Government Programs—Medicaid
Mostly Medicaid

Kris Vilamaa

Partner and Chief Growth Officer
Virginia Center for Health Innovation

Lauryn Walker

Chief Strategy Officer
Elevance Health

Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., LCP

Behavioral Health Clinical Director, Virginia Medicaid Line of Business
2024 PARTNERS
Educational Underwriter
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.