Council on Health Care Economics and Policy

Princeton Conference XIX (2012)

States’ Role in Health Care: Options for Improving Access, Quality and Lowering the Cost of Care
May 22-24, 2012


Speaker Biographies

Conference Report


Coordinating Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees
Melanie Bella, Director, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

High-Cost Beneficiaries: What Can States Do? A Skeptic’s Observations
Bruce Vladeck, PhD, Senior Advisor, Nexera, Inc.

Maryland All-Payer Hospital Rate Setting: Regulation vs. Market Power
Joseph Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Medicaid: Current and Future Challenges
Stephen Fitton, Medicaid Director, State of Michigan

Medicaid: Current and Future Challenges
Kathleen Gifford, JD, Principal, Health Management Associates

Medicaid: Current and Future Challenges
Chad Westover, Vice President, State Sponsored Business, Wellpoint, Inc.

Payment Reform and Cost Control in Massachusetts: Where Are We Now?
Robert Mechanic, Executive Director, The Health Industry Forum

Improving Care and Managing Costs: Team-Based Care for the Chronically Ill
Cathy Schoen, Senior Vice President for Policy, Research, and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund

Presentation to Princeton Conference
Anya Rader Wallack, PhD, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board

New York’s Actions for Improving Quality, Improving Health and Reducing Costs
Ann Monroe, President, Community Health Foundation of Western & Central New York, Member, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team

How Are States Progressing in Setting Up State-Based Exchanges?
Jay Himmelstein, MD, Director, New England States Collaborative for Insurance Exchange Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Progress of the States
Jon Kingsdale, PhD, Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group

Challenges in State-Based Exchange Implementation
Jennifer Kent, Principal, Health Management Associates

Churning, Eligibility Determination, and Exchanges Under the ACA
Stan Dorn, JD, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute 

Presentation For Princeton Conference
Dan Crippen, PhD, Executive Director, National Governors Association

States’ Barriers to Innovation
Ann Torregrossa, JD, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative, Former Director of Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Health Care Reform 

Public Private Innovation in Health Reform in Minnesota: Addressing Barriers
Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD, President & CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement