News & Events > Advancing Medicaid Reform
Event Session:: 07.18.2012 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Health care providers and health plans across New York are rapidly implementing the multiple reforms adopted by the Medicaid Redesign Team and enacted by the State. As these reforms promise to transform New York’s Medicaid program, our dynamic local health care environment is challenged by uncertainty in Washington, stemming from an impending Supreme Court decision about the Affordable Care Act, a national election, and a looming battle over deficit reduction.
The United Hospital Fund’s 2012 Medicaid conference--Advancing Medicaid Reform--will explore the possible impact of these powerful forces beginning with a keynote address by New York’s Medicaid Director, Jason Helgerson, on recent activities and accomplishments, ongoing challenges and opportunities, and priorities for the future. Following the keynote, Sara Rosenbaum of George Washington University will analyze the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and preview November’s national elections and their significance for health policy.
After lunch, the Commissioner of New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Courtney Burke, will explain the agency’s agenda for improving care for the Medicaid beneficiaries it serves. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion of leaders of behavioral health organizations, managed long-term care plans, and health homes focusing on improving service delivery and prioritizing performance measurement.
Registration and Breakfast
James R. Tallon, Jr., President, United Hospital Fund
Medicaid in New York
Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
(His presentation is available.)
A National View: the Supreme Court Decision and the Federal Debate on Medicaid
Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, The George Washington University
Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
Courtney Burke, Commissioner, New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
(Her presentation is available.)
Improving Service Delivery and Assessing Quality
Moderator: Michael Birnbaum, Vice President, United Hospital Fund
Online registration is now closed. For further information, please contact Kristina Ramos-Callan at 212-494-0791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.