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The Seventh Annual Medicaid Innovations Forum, January 27-29, 2016, Orlando, promises to offer a unique combination of forward-thinking perspectives including first-hand case studies and examples of true innovation from both Medicaid managed care plans and state government agencies. This event, which gathers hundreds of representatives from states, health plans, and solution providers in one room year after year, goes beyond policy to explore the specific strategies these organizations are leveraging to improve quality of care, reduce costs, and position themselves for success in serving the rapidly expanding Medicaid population. Rich with panel discussions and case studies the program also features industry veterans and experts who will showcase solutions and opportunities for transformation critical to Medicaid professionals today. 

In the past seven years, SSN's Medicaid Innovations Forum has convened 1600+ key decision makers who have been unanimous in their praise for the valuable insights and actionable solutions that have enabled them to gain a competitive advantage in delivering Medicaid excellence. 

Our LinkedIn community, Medicaid Innovations, has over 4500 members and is a fantastic networking tool. Our goal is to create a comprehensive community beyond our live event so that those in the industry can stay connected year round.

Jeff Myers of MHPA kicked off the 2015 event with a keynote session exploring emerging trends and important issues for the coming year.

Other highlights from the 2015 event included:

  • Priority Healthoffered their perspective on understanding the emerging Medicaid population and developing targeted outreach and enrollment strategies that engage the new Medicaid consumer and drive healthy behaviors
  • Kentucky shared their lessons learned from ACA expansion
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Idaho examinedManaged Care Operational Considerations for Home and Community Based Service Waivers
  • Connect for Health Coloradodiscussed managing churn, eligibility and enrollment issues in Health Insurance Exchanges while ensuring continuity of care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Islanddisclosed their approach for managing medically complex issues and high costs with a Home-Based Primary Care Approach
  • Delaware Health and Social Services shared lessons learned around Medicaid LTSS
  • Optima Health explored a plan’s perspective on risk adjustment in Managed Medicaid
  • State of Rhode Island offered their strategy for transitioning to person-centered member services delivery
  • South Carolina gave an update on their Birth Outcomes Initiative and its impact on health outcomes
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield shared how they are leveraging a member-centric, provider-focused model to reduce unnecessary ER visits and improve health outcomes
  • State of Idaho discussed how they are taking a multi-payer approach toimplementing and sustaining a Patient Centered Medical Home initiative for Medicaid
  • University of Illinois Hospitals and Health Sciences System offered a case study around developing Medicaid accountable care entities in Illinois
  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities shared how they are creating personalized care plans and new models to address behavioral health needs
  • Monroe Plan for Medical Care discussed how they are leveraging a predictive modeling approach to care for potential Super Utilizers
  • Blue Care Tennessee explored how to create a viable value story for your Medicaid strategy
  • Vermont shared its innovative approach to design, funding, and leveraging community partnerships to improve NEMT service delivery
  • Interactive panel discussions onserving dual eligibles, how health plans can prepare for Federal government oversight at the state level, andutilizing technology to connect members and health plans in the mobile era

"Excellent speakers. C-Suite atttendees. Great networking opportunity and cutting edge information. Thank you for an excellent program."
— Deborah Pfeifle, Former CEO, Gould & Lamb

"Great conference, loved the diversity of topics and
networking opportunities"

— Meg Hall, Program Manager, Primary Care, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

"Excellent conference. Topics were all relevant."
— Sheila Wilson, BSN, RN, CCM, Director, Care Management
Medicaid, Priority Health

"This was a wonderful conference."
— Renee Cavallaro, Vice President, Administration, Project Transition

"This conference never fails to deliver a compelling agenda with thought provoking sessions that highlight the importance of data and analytics in the Medicaid space, and particularly for driving program and payment integrity."

– Steve Erd, Director of Strategic Alliances, LexisNexis

"Great networking discussions. Mostly the speakers stayed around, which was wonderful. I really like the single sessions—no conflicts!"
— Melissa Moorehead, Senior Policy Analyst,
Michigan Public Health Institute

"Topics were in alignment with current trends and changes in the healthcare industry, especially Medicaid managed care."
— Lisa Truitt, Associate Director, Managed Care,
Department of Healthcare Finance

"A wide spectrum of issues and approaches.
Great selection of speakers."

— Michael Shepherd, Research Project Manager, Xerox Corporation

"Great opportunities to network with other states and
share experiences."

— Marceil Case, ACC Program Manager,
Colorado Health Care Policy and Financing

"Attendees can really network and engage in exchanging ideas and methodology. What a great opportunity!"
— Felecia Stovall, Project Manager, Department of Healthcare Finance

"Chock full of insightful and relevant content with truly valuable networking opportunities"
— Natasha Zimmerman, Director of Operations for Dual
Eligibility Outreach, Human Arc

"Great conference. Speakers share real world experiences about practical initiatives to transform Medicaid."
– Joe Miller, Director, AmeriHealth Mercy

"Well thought out subject matter and good presenters. Lots of information and practical examples of innovation."
– Mark Santiago, Senior Vice President, Hudson Health Plan


2016 Speakers
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Contract Manager
Idaho Department of
Health and Welfare
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Medicaid Chip Mental Health Medical Director
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Managed Care Compliance
Department of Vermont
Health Access
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Managing Editor
Mostly Medicaid
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Community Relations
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Immediate Past President
AARP Arizona
Medicaid Innovations Forum
President and CEO
Genesee Health Plan
Medicaid Innovations Forum
President and CEO
Medicaid Health Plans
of America
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Director, Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Idaho
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Managing Director
Strategic Health
Group LLC
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Medicare Medicaid Integration
Policy Consultant, National
Health Policy Group
SNP Alliance
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Health Policy Matters
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Government Programs
Optima Health
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Business Development
Passport Health Plan
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Executive Vice President,
Business Development and
Client Relations
Human Arc
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Community Outreach
Administrator, Q Health
Southside Community
Health Services, Inc.
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Director, Healthcare Delivery
Management and
Department of Healthcare Finance
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Special Needs Purchasing
Manager, Healthcare
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Chief Executive Officer—Central
Region, UnitedHealthcare
Community & State,
Consumer Officer
UnitedHealthcare Community & State
Medicaid Innovations Forum
Heidi Wold
Vice President,
Chronic Care
Matrix Medical Network
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