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ITUP Conference Agenda Updated

Update! California’s new Secretary of Health and Human Services Agency, Diana Dooley and Andy Schneider, former Chief Health Counsel in the Office of Representative Henry Waxman are both confirmed for ITUP’s 15th Annual Conference, Building Better Systems of Care in California.

Here’s the latest agenda for what will surely be an amazing conference on Feb. 2nd…

8:00 A.M. STUDENT PREP SESSION:
John Troidl, Principal, Health Services Management
Greg Stevens, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

8:30 A.M. OPENING REMARKS:
Lucien Wulsin, Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project
Gary Yates, President and CEO, The California Wellness Foundation
Peter Long, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Howard Kahn, Chief Executive Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan
Robert Phillips, Health & Human Services Director, The California Endowment

9:00 A.M. THE NEW CALIFORNIA HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE:
Rick Curtis, President, Institute for Health Policy
Jon Kingsdale, Executive Director, Commonwealth Health Ins.
Rick Kronick, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Burt Margolin, President, The Margolin Group (Moderator)
– Sumi Sousa, Special Assistant to the Speaker, CA State Assembly

10:00 A.M. BREAK

10:10 A.M. EXCHANGE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

RELATIONSHIP WITH PUBLIC PROGRAMS
David Maxwell-Jolly, Under Secretary, CA Health and Human Services Agency
– David Panush, Health Consultant to President Pro Tempore, CA State Senate
Lucien Wulsin, Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project (Moderator)

INSURANCE MARKET REFORMS
Jon Kingsdale, Executive Director, Commonwealth Health Ins.
John Grgurina, Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Health Plan
Deborah Kelch, President, Kelch Associates (moderator)

OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSES
Scott Hauge, President, Small Business California
John Arensmeyer, Chief Executive Officer, Small Business Majority
Bill Kramer, Director of National Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health
Micah Weinberg, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation (moderator)

11:10 A.M. BREAK

11:20 A.M. NEW STATE BUDGET: IMPACTS ON STATE HEALTH PROGRAMS
– Michael Cohen, Chief Deputy Director, CA Department of Finance
Ed Hernandez, Chair, Senate Health Committee
Burt Margolin, President, The Margolin Group (Moderator)
Bill Monning, Chair, Health Assembly
Jean Ross, Executive Director, CA Budget Project

12:30 P.M. LUNCH
California Crack-Up
Mark Paul, Senior Scholar, New America Foundation

1:00 P.M. LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE: THE NEW ADMINISTRATION’S THINKING
– Diana S. Dooley, Secretary, CA Health & Human Services Agency
– Andy Schneider, Consultant
Burt Margolin, President, The Margolin Group (Moderator)

1:45 P.M. §1115 WAIVER & COVERAGE FOR MEDICALLY INDIGENT ADULTS:
– Carmela Castellano-Garcia, President & Chief Executive Officer, CA Primary Care Association
– Toby Douglas, Director, CA Department of Health Care Services
Catherine Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Private and Essential Access Community Hospitals, Inc.
Howard Kahn, Chief Executive Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan (moderator)
Melissa Stafford Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, CA Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

2:45 P.M BREAK

2:50 P.M. WAIVER BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CEEDS AS A BRIDGE TO FEDERAL MEDICAID EXPANSION
– Tangerine Brigham, Director, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Alex Briscoe, Director, Alameda Health Care Services Agency
– Dan Castillo, Administrator, Orange Medical Services Initiative
– Lee Kemper, Executive Director, CMSP Governing Board
Burt Margolin, President, The Margolin Group (Moderator)

BUILDING INTEGRATED NETWORKING AND EXPANDING MANAGED CARE
– Jean Fraser, Chief Officer, San Mateo County Health System
Richard Chambers, Chief Executive Officer, Cal Optima
– Jon Gilwee, Senior Director, Government Health Care Programs, UC Irvine Healthcare
– Ingrid Lamirault, Chief Executive Officer, Alameda Alliance for Health
John Wallace, Chief of Staff, L.A. Care Health Plan
Lucien Wulsin, Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project (moderator)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION
Mary Rainwater, Project Director, Integrated Behavioral Health Project (Moderator)
– Kelly Pfeifer, Medical Director, San Francisco Health Plan
– Nancy Pena, Ph.D., Director, Santa Clara Department of Mental Health

3:50 BREAK

4:00 P.M. BUILDING THE NEW DELIVERY SYSTEM BREAKOUT SESSIONS –

INCREASING PRIMARY CARE CAPACITY
– Ralph Silber, Executive Director, The Alameda Health Consortium
– *Edward O’Neil, Director of the Center for Health Professionals, University of CA, San Francisco
Michael Cousineau, Professor, University of Southern CA (moderator)
– Hector Flores, Family Medicine Residency Program Chair, White Memorial Medical Center

VALUE PURCHASING STRATEGIES
– John Ramey, Executive Director, Local Health Plans of CA
Lucien Wulsin, Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project
Leif Haase, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation (moderator)

CARE FOR THE RESIDUALLY UNINSURED
Joel Diringer, Principal, Diringer & Associates (moderator)
– Elia Gallardo, Director of Government Affairs, CA Primary Care Association
– *Patty Benkowski, Vice President of Health Plan Operations, Western Growers Association
– Erica Murray, Vice President, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

CLOSING REMARKS
5:00 P.M. – WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
(Hosted by L.A. Care Health Plan)
Lucien Wulsin, Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project

*INVITED BUT NOT CONFIRMED

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