U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, State Officials and Industry Leaders to Address the Future of Medicaid at World Congress Leadership Summit, Feb. 28-March 1, Reston, Va

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With health care among the leading debate topics in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the future of Medicaid policy hangs in the balance. To address the impact of impending policies, state Medicaid directors, industry leaders and health plan coordinators will convene for the World Congress 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care Feb. 28 – March 1, 2012 in Reston, Va.

With health care among the leading debate topics in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the future of Medicaid policy hangs in the balance. To address the impact of impending policies, state Medicaid directors, industry leaders and health plan coordinators will convene for the World Congress 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care Feb. 28 – March 1, 2012 in Reston, Va.

In a special address, “Health Care Reform: One Year On,” U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will discuss structural shifts of the Medicaid system that have occurred since the recent federal health care reform law took effect and forecast how campaign politics and the upcoming 2014 Medicaid expansion will further impact Medicaid managed care. State Medicaid directors from across the country, including Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, will also speak about key Medicaid managed care topics.

The summit, produced by global health care conference leader World Congress, will host a wide array of workshops, panels and discussions on all aspects of the Medicaid overhaul, such as health insurance exchanges, new models of care delivery, Medicaid/Medical integration and state-specific strategies for confronting Medicaid fiscal challenges. In addition to state Medicaid directors, the summit will convene numerous leading health insurers and healthcare industry experts, including WellPoint and Milliman.

Key speakers include:
Cindi Jones, Director, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
Sharon Hanson Director, MassHealth MCO (Managed Care Organization) Program
Ken Janda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Choice
Michael Rashid, President and Chief Executive Office, AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan
Kevin Hayden, President, WellPoint
Jeremy Palmer, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman

WHAT: The World Congress 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicaid Managed Care
WHEN: February 28 – March 1, 2012
WHERE: Sheraton Reston, Reston, VA
CONFERNCE AGENDA: http://www.worldcongress.com/medicaidmanagedcare

About World Congress Leadership Summits
The World Congress Leadership Summit Series addresses the most cutting-edge issues for health care executives across a wide range of industry sectors. Designed to expand on topics discussed at invitation-only summits during the World Health Care Congress, this series offers new perspectives on established methodologies and details solutions to foster innovation and change. For more information, please visit http://www.worldcongress.com/leadership.

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