May 23-25, 2012

The 19th Princeton Conference: States’ Role in Health Care Reform: Possibilities to Improve Access and Quality

This conference will focus on how states are addressing health reform while facing huge economic challenges. Presentations will include key stakeholders who have working knowledge of how states are coping and what approaches they are using to address cost, quality, and access. This includes barriers and possible opportunities presented by the Medicaid conundrum, high cost beneficiaries, and the role of federal and state regulations. With so many challenges and opportunities ahead for states, this conference promises to be an exciting forum for discussion and to flesh out potential solutions.

The Princeton Conference will be video recorded and webcast at a later date.

Agenda

Conference Report

Presentations

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, Business Development, Wellpoint, Inc.

Payment Reform and Cost Control in Massachusetts: Where Are We Now?
Robert Mechanic, MBA, 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, and Member, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team

How Are States Progressing in Setting Up State-Based Exchanges?
Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, 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, and Former Director, Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Health Care Reform 

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