Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty


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

Date & Time

07.20.2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Hollis Holmes

Pricing Information

Registration is now closed. If you would like to join the waiting list for possible attendance, please e-mail us at, and include “Medicaid 2017 Waitlist” in the subject line. List all persons you would like to add to the list, including each one’s name, title, organization, street address, and e-mail address. To make a change to an existing registration, please include “Modify Medicaid Registration” in the subject line.

New York Medicaid is in the middle of an ambitious transformation of its delivery system and move toward value-based purchasing, while at the same time staring down an existential crisis in the form of Congress’s Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace efforts. This year’s annual Medicaid conference will focus on the future of New York’s program in the context of how far it has come over the last few years, and how it can continue to innovate in uncertain times. Sessions will cover a range of issues including DSRIP and payment reform, behavioral health services in the program, and the future of Medicaid and CHIP from a federal and state policy perspective.


8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Available

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Overview
James R. Tallon, Jr.
United Hospital Fund

9:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: State of the State of New York Medicaid
Jason Helgerson
Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health

10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Diverse Medicaid Populations

Moderator: Andrew F. Cleek, PsyD
Deputy Director, System Change Initiatives
McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, NYU

Robert Hayes
President and CEO
Community Healthcare Network

John Kastan
Chief Program Officer
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Debbie Pantin, MSW, MS
Chief Executive Officer
VIP Community Services

Jorge Petit, MD
Regional Senior Vice President, New York Region
Beacon Health Options

12:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
The Future of Delivery System and Payment Reforms After DSRIP

Moderator: Chad E. Shearer
Vice President for Policy and Director, Medicaid Institute
United Hospital Fund

Peggy Chan
Director, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program
New York State Department of Health

Niyum Gandhi
Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer
Mount Sinai Health System

Salvatore Volpe, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Staten Island Performing Provider System

Susan Beane, MD
Vice President and Medical Director

2:30 p.m.
What’s Next for Medicaid and CHIP

Moderator: Chad E. Shearer

Discussant: James R. Tallon, Jr.



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