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AGENDA: DAY III
Wednesday, May 13, 2015


MORNING PLENARY SESSION
8:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Joel Ario, M.Div., JD
Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions; Former Director, Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, US Department of Health & Human Services; Former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner; Former Executive Director, Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, Washington, DC (Co chair)

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Ario is a managing director of Manatt Health Solutions. He has 30 years of experience helping to shape and implement public policy, including nearly two decades devoted to leading health reform efforts at the state and federal government levels. He provides strategic consulting and policy analysis to assist state governments, health plans and foundations in understanding and navigating healthcare reform, with a particular emphasis on how public Marketplaces and private exchanges will reshape the healthcare landscape. Mr. Ario previously served as the first Director of the HHS Office of Health Insurance Exchanges (2010-2011). Prior to his federal service, Mr. Ario was the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner (2007-2010), Oregon Insurance Commissioner (2000-2007), and served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for a decade. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, M. Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Saint Olaf College.
8:15 am

Keynote: Marketing, Outreach and Enrollment

Anne Filipic
President, Enroll America; Former Deputy Director, Office of Public Engagement, The White House, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Anne Filipic serves as President of Enroll America, a non-profit dedicated to maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in coverage made available through the ACA, and has appeared in dozens of media outlets representing the nation's leading health coverage enrollment organization. Previously, Ms. Filipic was the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, as well as Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius. As an early leader in the Obama for America campaign, Ms. Filipic played a key role in developing and implementing the campaign's successful organizing model, which has fundamentally altered the nature of grassroots engagement.
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8:45 am

Challenges and Opportunities for State-based Marketplaces (SBMs): What to Expect Next?

Nicole Comeaux, JD, MPH
Deputy Executive Director, Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange; Former Deputy Director (Acting), State Operations Division, Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, CMS, Frankfort, KY

    Speaker Bio

    Nicole Comeaux is the Deputy Executive Director of kynect, Kentucky's Health Benefit Exchange. Prior to joining kynect, in 2014, Nicole served as the Acting Deputy Director for the State Operations Group in CMS's Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). Also at CCIIO, from 2012-2014, she served as a Health Insurance Specialist, managing the federal oversight of the establishment of State-based Health Insurance Marketplaces in California, Kentucky and New Mexico. From 2010-2012, she served as a Health Policy Analyst in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy within the US DHHS conducting analysis and revision of ACA regulations that impacted HRSA safety net providers and populations. Nicole earned her J.D. with a certificate in Health Law from Saint Louis University School of Law, and her M.P.H. in Health Policy from Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Diego.
Rob Shriver
Director, Marketplace Innovation, Policy, and Operations, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Rob Shriver is the Director of Marketplace Innovation, Policy, and Operations at the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority. He manages the day-to-day operations and policy development of the DC Exchange. Previously, Rob served as the Assistant Director for National Healthcare Operations at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where he led the Multi-State Plan Program, a new program under the Affordable Care Act. Previously, Rob also served as OPM's Deputy General Counsel for Policy. Rob began his career as an Assistant Counsel for the National Treasury Employees Union.
Cheryl S. Smith, MPP
Executive Director, Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace; Former Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Exchange, Little Rock, AR
James Wadleigh, MS
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Access Health CT; Former Vice President, Contact Center, Program Management, CIGNA Corporation, Hartford, CT

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Wadleigh was named Chief Executive Officer in February 2015 and served as the Exchange's acting Chief Executive Officer from September 2014 until February 2015. He also served as the Exchange's CIO starting in July, 2012 providing direction and oversight for information technology that supports the Exchange's strategic direction. Before joining the Exchange, Mr. Wadleigh worked for CIGNA, a health services organization, where he served most recently as Senior Director of Application Development, Call Center Technologies. Mr. Wadleigh's career spans 23 years in information technology across multiple insurance industries including heath care, property casualty and life insurance, and annuities. Mr. Wadleigh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Enrique Martinez-Vidal, MPP
Vice President for State Policy and Technical Assistance, AcademyHealth; Director of State Coverage Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Former Board Member, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, Washington, DC (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Enrique Martinez-Vidal is vice president for State Policy and Technical Assistance at AcademyHealth. He is also the director of State Coverage Initiatives, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which provides timely, experience- and research-based information and technical assistance to state leaders in order to help them move health care reform forward at the state level. He served on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board from 2010-2015.

    Mr. Martinez-Vidal is also the co-project director for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored initiative to manage and learn about payment and delivery system reform by working with a number of payment reform grantees to compile and disseminate lessons learned. From 2008 to 2010 he was the project director for the State Quality Improvement Institute, a Commonwealth Fund-sponsored learning collaborative and technical assistance project that assisted states with developing and implementing sustainable quality improvement strategies.

    Previously Mr. Martinez-Vidal was the deputy director for performance and benefits at the Maryland Health Care Commission, an independent state agency. There he was responsible for the oversight of Maryland's small group insurance market reforms; the annual evaluation of Maryland's mandated health insurance benefits; the collection and public dissemination of quality and performance information for hospitals, nursing homes and health plans; providing primary assistance on all legislative issues; and working on numerous other projects related to the affordability of health care, quality improvement, and patient safety.

    Mr. Martinez-Vidal was also formerly a policy analyst with the Maryland Department of Legislative Services staffing the House Economic Matters Committee for five years.

    He has a B.A. in political science and international studies from Dickinson College and a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University.
PROVIDER AND PLAN STRATEGIC RESPONSES
9:45 am

Healthcare Provider Strategic Responses

Christina Severin, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization; Former President, Network Health, a Tufts Health Plan subsidiary, Boston, MA

    Speaker Bio

    Christina Severin is an accomplished health care executive with more than 20 years' experience in managed care, delivery systems, health insurance, quality, public policy, and public health.

    As President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), a value-based, physician and hospital network and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Christina is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, including leading strategic plans to effectively manage cost trends, optimize health care quality, and expand its network of physicians and hospitals.

    Christina earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Services from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    Cheryl Smith Gardner is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace (AHIM). She brings her knowledge and experience in the design, implementation, and operation of health insurance exchanges and overall health system reform as she helps lead the state in the establishment of a state-based marketplace.

    Prior to joining AHIM, Cheryl was a Specialist Leader (senior practitioner) with Deloitte Consulting's state health practice where she offered strategic technical assistance to public sector clients, directly supporting senior leadership on strategic policy initiatives. Before Deloitte, Cheryl was a Director with Leavitt Partners, where she helped guide the firm's Health Insurance Exchange Practice working with state clients, commercial insurers, and technology vendors. Prior to Leavitt, Cheryl was the Director of Policy and Strategy of the Utah Health Exchange, one of only two functioning exchanges in the nation at the time it was established. Cheryl combines her functional knowledge and experience with a notable background in health policy, strategic management, and program implementation and administration.

    Her leadership and expertise in the areas of health policy, insurance exchanges, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) often draws national attention as she is frequently cited in a number of respected publications including the Washington Post, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times. Cheryl is a highly sought after public speaker and has participated multiple times as a presenter, panelist, or moderator at a number of national conferences including those sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the Republican Governors Association (RGA), the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), and America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
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Jon M. Kingsdale, PhD
Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group, Boston, MA (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D., is an executive, policymaker, strategist and speaker with extensive experience in health care financing, provider reimbursement, insurance product development and marketing, public affairs and general management. He has worked in health insurance, government, consulting, academia and journalism.

    Dr. Kingsdale is Managing Director and co-founder of the Boston office of Wakely Consulting Group. Prior to his current position, Jon was the founding Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent authority established in 2006 under Massachusetts' landmark health reform legislation. The Massachusetts experience was fundamental to national reform and the model for insurance reform and exchanges under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

    As a senior executive at the Tufts Health Plans for twenty years, Jon was responsible for strategic planning, product development, public affairs and government relations.
10:30 am Break
10:45 am

Health Plan Strategic Response Roundtable

Martin Hickey, MD
Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Health Connections; Chair, National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs (NASHCO); Former Senior Vice President, Health Affairs, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield; Former Chief Executive Officer, Lovelace Health System, Albuquerque, NM

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Martin Hickey, M.D., is Chief Executive Officer of New Mexico Health Connections. Before NMHC he was a Managing Director of Navigant Consulting where his practice focused on clinical integration, physician strategy, Patient Centered Medical Homes, and Accountable Care Organization development. Prior that, he was President/CEO of Alegent Health Clinic in Omaha, Senior Vice President of Health Care Affairs Excellus Blue Cross in New York, and President/CEO of Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque. Martin is a graduate of the Rush Medical College in Chicago, and his master's degree in Administrative Medicine from the University of Wisconsin.
Kim Holland
Director for State Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Former Insurance Commissioner, Oklahoma, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Kim Holland is Vice President, State Affairs, for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Ms. Holland is responsible for ensuring that BCBS Plan interests are represented in the development of federal and state legislative and regulatory positions and priorities. She is also responsible for the coordination of resource development and deployment to assist member Plans in advancing Blue positions in the states.

    Ms. Holland is widely recognized as a long-time advocate for affordable health insurance, working continually to reduce costs and expand access to coverage. A former career insurance producer and independent agency executive, she was appointed Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner in January 2005 and became the first woman elected to the post the following year.

    As a civic volunteer, she has received appointments to numerous boards and commissions including the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council, the Emergency Medical Services Authority and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Joel Ario, M.Div., JD
Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions, Washington, DC (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Ario is a managing director of Manatt Health Solutions. He has 30 years of experience helping to shape and implement public policy, including nearly two decades devoted to leading health reform efforts at the state and federal government levels. He provides strategic consulting and policy analysis to assist state governments, health plans and foundations in understanding and navigating healthcare reform, with a particular emphasis on how public Marketplaces and private exchanges will reshape the healthcare landscape. Mr. Ario previously served as the first Director of the HHS Office of Health Insurance Exchanges (2010-2011). Prior to his federal service, Mr. Ario was the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner (2007-2010), Oregon Insurance Commissioner (2000-2007), and served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for a decade. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, M. Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Saint Olaf College.
HEALTH POLICY: WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?
11:30 am

Should Congress Repeal, Replace or Improve the ACA?

Henry J. Aaron
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

    Speaker Bio

    Henry J. Aaron is currently Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He directed the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution from 1990 through 1996. He is a member the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the visiting committee of the Harvard Medical and Dental Schools and the board of directors of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He serves on the Health Insurance Exchange of the District of Columbia. President Obama has nominated him to chair the Social Security Advisory Board.
Joel Ario, M.Div., JD
Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions, Washington, DC (Co-chair)

    Speaker Bio

    Mr. Ario is a managing director of Manatt Health Solutions. He has 30 years of experience helping to shape and implement public policy, including nearly two decades devoted to leading health reform efforts at the state and federal government levels. He provides strategic consulting and policy analysis to assist state governments, health plans and foundations in understanding and navigating healthcare reform, with a particular emphasis on how public Marketplaces and private exchanges will reshape the healthcare landscape. Mr. Ario previously served as the first Director of the HHS Office of Health Insurance Exchanges (2010-2011). Prior to his federal service, Mr. Ario was the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner (2007-2010), Oregon Insurance Commissioner (2000-2007), and served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for a decade. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, M. Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Saint Olaf College.
Jon M. Kingsdale, PhD
Managing Director, Wakely Consulting Group, Boston, MA (Co-chair)

    Speaker Bio

    Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D., is an executive, policymaker, strategist and speaker with extensive experience in health care financing, provider reimbursement, insurance product development and marketing, public affairs and general management. He has worked in health insurance, government, consulting, academia and journalism.

    Dr. Kingsdale is Managing Director and co-founder of the Boston office of Wakely Consulting Group. Prior to his current position, Jon was the founding Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent authority established in 2006 under Massachusetts' landmark health reform legislation. The Massachusetts experience was fundamental to national reform and the model for insurance reform and exchanges under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

    As a senior executive at the Tufts Health Plans for twenty years, Jon was responsible for strategic planning, product development, public affairs and government relations.
    Presentation Material (Acrobat)
12:15 pm Adjournment

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