UHF’s 2018 conference on Medicaid in New York featured an opening keynote from New York State Medicaid Director Donna Frescatore that focused on the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, which led hospitals, other health care providers, and community-based organizations to collaborate on advancing delivery system reform and addressing the economic and social drivers of avoidable health care utilization. The conference also included an afternoon keynote on Medicaid’s present and future from Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, and panels on New York Medicaid’s children’s agenda and leveraging value-based payment reforms to address social determinants of health.

The event was held on July 18, 2018, at the New York Academy of Medicine; it was supported by The Commonwealth Fund. 

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: Donna Frescatore, New York State Medicaid Director

Panel: Leveraging Value-Based Payment to Address Social Determinants

Theresa Soriano, MD 
Ricardo A. Rivera-Cardona

Full Agenda and Participants

Morning Keynote: State of the State’s Medicaid Program
Donna Frescatore, New York State Medicaid Director, New York State Department of Health

Panel: New York Medicaid’s Children’s Agenda
Moderator: Suzanne C. Brundage, MSc, Director, Children’s Health Initiative, United Hospital Fund


Dodi Meyer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Community Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center

Jennifer March, PhD, Executive Director, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

Joe Stankaitis, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Monroe Plan and YourCare Plan

Afternoon Keynote: A National View on Medicaid’s Present and Future
Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors

Panel: Leveraging Value-Based Payment to Address Social Determinants
Moderator: Chad Shearer, Vice President for Policy and Director, Medicaid Institute, United Hospital Fund


Theresa Soriano, MD Senior Vice President for Care Transitions and Population Health, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Ricardo A. Rivera-Cardona, Chief Business Development Officer, SOMOS Community Care

Shoshanah Brown, Chief Executive Officer, AIRnyc