2016 Conference

Marilyn Tavenner was recently named President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Prior to joining AHIP, Ms. Tavenner served as administrator/principal deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2010-2015. Prior to her appointment to CMS, she served as Secretary of Health and Human Resources in the cabinet of […]

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  • Tuesday, October 18th 1:30PM-3:00PM There are over 400,000 children in the U. S. foster care system and thousands more who have left foster care, but according to the ACA are still eligible for Medicaid until age 26. State officials will share practices for ensuring young adults leaving foster care remain insured. Discussions will also focus […]

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    September 12, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • On January 20, 2015, Tom was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor. Since taking office,Tom has taken a number of steps to make Pennsylvania a better place. As Pennsylvania governor, Tom is focused on three simple goals: jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works. Tom knows that to rebuild the middle class, […]

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    September 12, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Drew Altman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is an innovator in the world of foundations and a leading expert on national health policy who publishes and speaks widely on health issues. Dr. Altman founded the current-day Kaiser Family Foundation in the early 1990’s, directing a complete […]

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    September 12, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Tuesday, October 18th 7:30AM-8:15AM Begin your day with a scenic walk through Point State Park with fellow conference goers. Commemorating the historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War in the 18th century, the park and fountain act as a meeting point of the three rivers that run through Pittsburgh; the Monongahela […]

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    August 29, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 12:45PM-2:15PM Lunch Roundtables: Lunch Roundtables provide an opportunity for informal conversation on a specified topic. Each roundtable is hosted by an expert resource on the subject and facilitated by a NASHP representative. Roundtables are currently being vetted and additional offerings will be added to the agenda soon.   What Did States Achieve […]

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    August 5, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 11:00 AM-12:30PM The difficult yet rewarding process of integrating the Medicaid and Medicare programs for people eligible for both programs will be explored in this session. Three states that are implementing capitated Financial Alignment Initiative demonstrations for dual eligibles will discuss their approaches to integrating behavioral health, primary care, acute care and […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 11:00 AM-12:30PM Emerging bodies of research such as comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research can point state policymakers toward proven approaches for coverage decisions, and benefit and health service delivery model design.  In the context of a health care system shifting toward value-based models, evidence-based policy is an essential tool.  States […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 11:00 AM-12:30PM Health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offer new opportunities to enroll individuals involved in the criminal justice system into coverage and provide access to physical and behavioral health services critical to their successful reentry into the community. This session will feature different state strategies to enroll […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 19th 9:15 AM-10:45AM The updated Medicaid Managed Care Regulations when published in the Federal Register, were over 700 pages long. The intent of the comprehensive overhaul centered on aligning Medicaid managed care regulations, policies and practices to that of the commercial plans found on the Marketplace and in Medicare Advantage Plans, to the […]

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    July 22, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference