A Virtual Event

Sept. 20-21
Preliminary

Schedule

This year’s Medicaid Summit took place over two days. Programming featured a mix of keynote speakers and policy and finance-focused education sessions.

Day 1

Monday, Sept. 20


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Welcome and Opening Remarks

1-1:15 pm

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, president and CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals, and Anita Jenkins, MBA, CEO of Howard University Hospital, kick off the summit with welcome remarks.


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Break

1:15-1:25 pm

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Keynote

Landscape and Current Trends in the Medicaid Program

1:25-2:25 pm

Nationally recognized Medicaid expert Barbara Eyman, JD, a principal at Eyman Associates and Washington counsel for America’s Essential Hospitals and Sarah Mutinsky, JD, MPH, founding senior advisor at Eyman Associates, will explore national and state-specific trends in the Medicaid program and implications for essential hospitals.


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Break

2:25-2:35 pm

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Education Breakout: Policy

Medicaid Waivers and the Biden Administration

2:35-3:35 pm

This session will discuss early trends in Medicaid waivers, including approvals, denials, and revoked waivers. Hear from essential hospital leaders as they work with their respective states to navigate next steps for Section 1115 waivers amid the Biden administration’s policy priorities.

Speakers:
Maureen Milligan
President and CEO, Teaching Hospitals of Texas

Erica Murray, MPA
President and CEO, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

Moderator:
Erin O’Malley
Senior Director of Policy, America’s Essential Hospitals


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Break

3:35-3:45 pm

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Education Breakout

Value-Based Care: State and Provider Success Stories

3:45-4:45 pm

Join former state-level Medicaid leaders and experts from our conference sponsor, Sellers Dorsey, for a discussion on designing value-based supplemental payment programs to gain Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approval. We’ll focus on programs implemented in Tennessee and Kentucky and how they may need to adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers:
Karla Richardson
Associate Director
Seller Dorsey

Gabe Roberts
Senior Strategic Advisor
Sellers Dorsey

Moderator:
Leesa Allen
Director
Sellers Dorsey

Day 2

Tuesday, Sept. 21


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Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:05-1:20 pm

Beth Feldpush, DrPH, senior vice president of policy and advocacy at America’s Essential Hospitals, and Stephen Leffler, MD, president and CEO of University of Vermont Medical Center, welcome attendees back for the summit’s second day.


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Break

1:20-1:30 pm

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KEYNOTE

View from the Administration

1:30-2:30 pm

Daniel Tsai, recently appointed as deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, will share his thoughts on the Biden administration’s Medicaid policy priorities and the center’s work to address disparities in health equity and the needs of the program’s nearly 75 million beneficiaries.


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Break

2:30-2:40 pm

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EDUCATION BREAKOUT: FINANCE

Leveraging Medicaid to Drive GME and Workforce Development

2:40-3:40 pm

This session will highlight ways to build essential hospitals workforce development through Medicaid graduate medical education funding. Attendees will learn about funding options and the latest policy trends and innovations. The session also will review a case study on how one essential hospital leverages Medicaid to address workforce challenges.

Speakers:
Eva W. Johnson, JD
Senior Advisor
Eyman Associates, P.C.

Maurice Rigsby, JD
Vice Chancellor, Institutional Relations
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)


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Break

3:40-3:50 pm

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EDUCATION BREAKOUT: POLICY

Partnering on Housing Stability: Essential Hospitals and Medicaid Plans

3:50-4:50 pm

Essential hospitals and their community partners are developing innovative ways to address social determinants of health (SDOH), including housing stability. This session will feature the case study of a partnership between Temple University Health System, Medicaid plans, and a community benefit organization to create a successful housing program. Learn about the structure of this partnership, including how it is financed, and actionable ideas for partnering with Medicaid plans to address SDOH.

Speakers:
Kristin Beck
Director of Community Health Programs
Health Partners Plans

Steven R. Carson, MHA, BSN, RN
Senior Vice President Population Health
Temple University Health System

President and CEO
Temple Center for Population Health, LLC

Bill Maroon, MSWA
Director of Business Development and Innovation
Resources for Human Development 

Kathleen Mullin
Director of Housing Initiatives
AmeriHealth Caritas 

Access On Demand

Registered attendees can access the virtual platform below to access all sessions on demand for three months after the summit. Sign in with your email address and password or use the personalized link sent before the event.

Access On Demand