UHF’s 2016 conference on Medicaid in New York focused on payment reform efforts, both planned and under way. Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid Director, delivered an opening keynote on implementing a new value-based payment model, along with its effect on Medicaid members, health plans, and health care providers. One panel discussed emerging efforts in Medicaid member engagement and considerations for consumer empowerment, and a second looked at early activities by plans and providers to develop value-based payment arrangements. A closing keynote by Christopher F. Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund and former health insurance commissioner for Rhode Island, considered the future of value-based payment for New York.

The event was held on July 14, 2016, at the New York Academy of Medicine. 

Detailed agenda and presentations below. A news story on the conference is available here


Click the links below to see slides accompanying the presentations from the conference.

Morning Keynote: Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid Director

Panel: Implementing the Medicaid Value-Based Payment Roadmap

Caroline D. Greene
Carl Lund
James Sinkoff

Full Agenda and Participants

Morning Keynote: State of the Medicaid Program, Past, Present, and Future
Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid Director

Panel: Engaging and Protecting Medicaid Members
Moderator: Chad Shearer, Director, Medicaid Institute, United Hospital Fund


Christina Jenkins, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, OneCity Health

Rebecca Novick, Director, Health Law Unit, Legal Aid Society

Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Panel: Implementing the Medicaid Value-Based Payment Roadmap
Moderator: Andrea Cohen, Senior Vice President for Program, United Hospital Fund


Caroline D. Greene, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer, Maimonides Central Services Organization

Carl Lund, Vice President for Hospital Contracting and Value-Based Arrangements, EmblemHealth

James Sinkoff, Executive Vice President, Business and Informational Services and Chief Financial Officer, HRHCare

Closing Keynote: The Future of Value-Based Payment in Medicaid
Christopher F. Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund; former Health Insurance Commissioner, Rhode Island