Medicaid in New York: Transforming the Delivery System


New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York City

Date & Time

07.16.2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Kristina Ramos-Callan

Pricing Information

Registration is closed. To join a wait list for possible attendance, please contact Kristina Ramos-Callan at 212-494-0791 or

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New York’s Medicaid program is in the midst of multiple major reform efforts–including DSRIP  and implementation of new models of specialized managed care plans for high-need beneficiaries–focused on promoting transformation of the Medicaid delivery system  to improve care for beneficiaries and to reduce the growth in costs. This conference will examine the current state of reform efforts with a focus on how the State, providers, plans, and other stakeholders are implementing the transformation, especially in the areas of behavioral health integration and the workforce necessary to support a changed delivery system.

Jason Helgerson will present a morning keynote address on the state of the State’s efforts and the pursuit of value-based payment strategies to promote and sustain delivery system reforms.  Following his presentation, a panel of provider and plan leaders will discuss the important role of behavioral and physical health integration in achieving the reform vision, as well as efforts on the ground.

In the afternoon, an expert panel of academic, hospital, and labor leaders will discuss the current state of the health care workforce in New York and the substantial efforts necessary to train and employ workers in a transformed delivery system. The day will close with a commemoration of Medicaid’s 50th anniversary and a look at the future of the program with a panel featuring Bruce Vladeck, former administrator of the federal Health Care and Financing Administration, Cindy Mann, the recently departed director of the federal Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, and Jim Tallon, United Hospital Fund President.


Welcome and Overview
James R. Tallon, Jr.
United Hospital Fund

Medicaid in New York: Implementing the Vision
Jason Helgerson
Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health


Behavioral Health in Medicaid: DSRIP and Beyond
Andrea G. Cohen
Senior Vice President for Program
United Hospital Fund
Henry Chung, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Montefiore Care Management
Sanjiv Shah, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Fidelis Care

David Woodlock
President and Chief Executive Officer


Transforming the Workforce for a New Delivery System 
Chad E. Shearer
Director, Medicaid Institute
United Hospital Fund
Jean Moore
Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies
University at Albany, SUNY

Greg DeWitt
Director of Data Analytics and Workforce Initiatives
Iroquois Healthcare Alliance
Sandi Vito
1199SEIU League Training & Upgrading Fund

Medicaid at 50: Looking Back, Looking Forward

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Bruce Vladeck
Senior Advisor
Nexera Consulting
Cindy Mann
Partner, Healthcare Industry
Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP




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