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The Eighth Annual Medicaid Innovations Forum, February 1-3, 2017, 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 eight years, SSN's Medicaid Innovations Forum has convened 1800+ 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 5000 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.

Clay Farris of Mostly Medicaid will join us as event Chairperson for the 2017 event, and will share his insights into Medicaid key issues and trends throughout the event. Attendees will learn how:

  • United Healthcare Community and State is leveraging Health Risk Assessments to identify and influence social determinants of health and drive healthy behaviors
  • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is making premium assistance work, sharing best practices and lessons learned from their HIP Link model
  • Health Net is ensuring an improved care experience for the dual eligible population
  • Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing is bridging the client engagement and care coordination gap through the Colorado Medicaid Nurse Advice Line Model
  • CareSource ensures care coordination for the chronically ill and complex populations
  • Children’s Medical Center Health Plan is improving network adequacy, increasing provider participation in public programs.
  • Priority Health is taking a multidisciplinary approach to care management and delivery--  creating provider, health system, and community partnerships
  • Genesee Health Plan shares the lessons learned from the new Section 1115 Waiver Program, including a case study of health care coverage for people impacted by Flint water
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Blue Cross of Idaho are developing strategies to build a sustainable Quality Assurance program for Medicaid services
  • Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing shares contract writing and management for successful Medicaid program administration and modernization

The program will also be rich with panel discussions on these very timely topics:

  • Implications of the Recent Election on Medicaid:  What Does the Future Hold?—led by the ever popular Leonard Kirschner, MD, MPH, Immediate Past President, AARP Arizona
  • Integrating Long Term Care into Medicaid Benefit Structures:  Using MLTSS as a Strategy for Expanding HCBS, Promoting Community Inclusion, Ensuring Quality, and Increasing Efficiency—including perspectives from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and State of Delaware
  • Behavioral and Acute Care Health Integration:  Bringing Behavioral Health into the Care Continuum to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs—including perspectives from Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and Priority Health
  • Improving Care Transitions Between Care Settings to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions and Improve Outcomes
  • Combating Provider Fraud, Waste, and Abuse:  Leveraging Data and Analytics to Detect and Prevent Fraud

Filled with content specifically for Medicaid state agencies and health plans, this is an event not to be missed! I look forward to greeting you in Orlando in February!

"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



Boca Raton, FL – January 14, 2016 – Strategic Solutions Network will provide an inside look into the nation's most effective case studies in Medicaid service and technology at its upcoming Medicaid Innovations 2016 conference...

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2017 Speakers

Who Should Attend:

From Health Plans and State Government Agencies:

  • CEO’s
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Medical Directors
  • Medicaid Directors

Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers from:

  • Medicaid
  • Government Programs
  • Clinical Services
  • Care Management
  • Community Relations
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Business Development
  • Dual Eligible Management
  • Contract Management
  • Compliance
  • Program Integrity
  • MMIS
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