Register Now: 19th Annual Conference
ITUP’s 19th Annual Conference will be held on February 17, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The Awards and Networking Dinner will follow the conference.
February 17, 2015 Conference at the Sacramento Convention Center:
This year’s conference will focus on the next steps to build on the initial successes of ACA implementation in California.
Conference sessions will review how Covered California and the Medi-Cal expansion are working and discuss how they should evolve for the newly insured and already insured. Questions that speakers and panelists will explore include: How do we improve health outcomes for the newly insured? How do we design and build care and financing for the remaining uninsured? How do we integrate/coordinate care? How do county and state health programs evolve? What can we learn from other states? What is our long-term vision for health reform?
9:00 AM Medi-Cal – All Your Questions Answered
California’s Health and Human Services Agency and Department of Health Care Services will discuss California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion, the managed care expansions, and the waiver renewal.
10:00 AM Covered California – What’s Next?
Covered California will discuss lessons from the most recent open enrollment period, plans for the future of Covered California, intersections with Medi-Cal and employment-based coverage, and payment and delivery system reforms.
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Morning Breakout Sessions:
- Behavioral Health
This panel will discuss California’s care and treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders, outcomes and program accountability, the behavioral health waiver, and how behavioral heath services should be coordinated/integrated with each other and with physical health services.
- Remaining Uninsured – Provider Counties
This panel will outline recommendations for delivery system reforms and financing care for the remaining uninsured in those counties with public hospitals and clinics. This will include collaboration and partnerships among public and private clinics and hospitals in caring for the uninsured; the design and renewal of California’s §1115 waiver, and interfaces between Medi-Cal managed care and safety net care to the uninsured.
- Remaining Uninsured – Payor Counties
This panel will discuss their recommendations for delivery system reforms and financing care for the remaining uninsured in those counties with private safety net hospitals and clinics.
12:00 PM Lunch & Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
- Payment and Delivery System Reforms – the private sector
This panel will discuss the implementation of direction of payment and delivery system reforms in commercial markets.
- Payment and Delivery System Reforms – the public sector
This panel will discuss the implementation of direction of payment and delivery system reforms in public sector programs such as Medi-Cal, Medicare, and county health.
- Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchanges, and E-medicine
This panel will discuss the importance, progress, and future evolution of advances in information technology in health care
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Future of Reform
Speakers from other states will describe the arc of their reform efforts. Then panelists will discuss the options for future reform efforts in California.
February 17, 2015 Awards Reception and Dinner (5:00-7:30 pm)
After the conference, ITUP will host an Awards Reception and Dinner.
This year we will be honoring exemplary leadership in community health.
Confirmed conference speakers include:
Isabel Becerra, Executive Director, Coalition of OC Community Health Centers
Ann Boynton, Deputy Executive Officer of Benefit Programs, Policy, & Planning, CalPERS
Alex Briscoe, Director, Alameda County Health Care Agency
Mari Cantwell, Deputy Director Health Care Programs, CA Dept. of Health Care Services
Richard Chambers, President, Molina Health Care
John Connolly, PhD, Deputy Director, Insure the Uninsured Project
Patricia M. Connolly, MD, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Group
Diana Dooley, Secretary, California Health and Human Services
Jon Freedman, Chief of Strategy & Govt. Relations, L.A. Care Health Plan
Mitchell Katz, MD, Los Angeles Department of Health Services
Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California
Sharon Levine, MD, Director and Senior Advisor for Public Policy, Pharmacy and Professional Development, The Permanente Medical Group
Peter Long, President, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Burt Margolin, President, Margolin Group
Alan McKay, Chief Executive Officer, Central Alliance Health
Kristen Miranda, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, Blue Shield of California
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Henry Tuttle, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Community Clinics-San Diego
David Watson, CEO, CalIndex
Lucien Wulsin, Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project
Materials from the 18th Annual ITUP Conference are available here.