UHF’s Annual Medicaid Conference

Medicaid in New York: A Look Toward the Future
Date & Time
Jul 18, 2019
8:30AM - 3:30PM
New York Academy of Medicine
Fifth Avenue at 103rd St., NYC

Presented with support from The Commonwealth Fund

This annual conference brings together more than 400 health care policymakers, providers, insurers, community organizations, and policy experts to discuss timely issues of import to New York’s Medicaid Program. As in previous years, the opening keynote will be provided by the New York State Medicaid Director.

Due to the large number of individuals who have registered for the conference, registration for UHF’s 2019 Medicaid Conference is now closed. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please e-mail Hillary Browne at hbrowne@uhfnyc.org. However, at this point we are quite full, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to open up registration to any wait-listed individuals. If you would like to make a substitution for someone who is currently registered, please contact Ms. Browne at the e-mail address above.

Please note: The deadline for receiving registration refunds has passed. As above, let us know if you would like to make a substitution.


8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome

  • Anthony Shih, MD, President, United Hospital Fund

9:15 AM State of the State of New York Medicaid

  • Donna Frescatore, New York State Medicaid Director and Executive Director, New York State of Health

10:30 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM The Future of Integration for Medicaid Long-Term Care
New York’s reform landscape has created new opportunities to improve the integration of Medicaid long-term care with physical and behavioral health services. This panel will feature the perspectives of long-term care providers and other stakeholders on how to foster more coordinated and integrated care for the Medicaid members they serve, including efforts to improve the integration of care for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.

  • Moderator: Kathryn Haslanger, Chief Executive Officer, JASA
  • Randall Klein, Chief Executive Officer, HT Health
  • Karen Lipson, Executive Vice President for Innovation Strategies, LeadingAge New York
  • Adria Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Home Care Associates
  • Frederic Riccardi, President, Medicare Rights Center

12:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Ensuring the Long-Term Success of DSRIP
Under New York’s DSRIP Program, Performing Provider Systems (PPSs) have achieved a number of successes in advancing New York Medicaid’s triple aim of better health, better care, and lower costs. This panel will consider which PPS practices and infrastructure gains have been most important, and whether and how these can be sustained, post-DSRIP, under new value-based payment contexts in the years to come.

  • Moderator: Chad Shearer, Senior Vice President for Policy and Program, United Hospital Fund
  • Gregory Allen, Director, Division of Program Development and Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
  • Isaac Dapkins, MD, Medical Director, NYU Langone Brooklyn PPS
  • Ann Monroe, Co-Chair, DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel and former President, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
  • Salvatore Volpe, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Staten Island PPS

2:30 PM Conversation: The Path Forward for Medicaid Managed Care in New York 
Nearly 80% of Medicaid members in New York are enrolled in some type of Medicaid managed care plan. The push toward “care management for all,” as part of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s original vision, increased this percentage substantially in recent years. As DSRIP comes to a close, value-based payment reaches a critical mass, and managed care plans assume responsibilities for new populations and services, this session will take a step back, discuss the recent history of Medicaid managed care, and explore how plans view their vital role in New York Medicaid going forward. 

  • Moderator: Anthony Shih, MD, President, United Hospital Fund
  • Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer, EmblemHealth
  • Pat Wang, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthfirst

3:30 PM End of conference