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May 23
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8:00am - 8:55am 55 mins
Registration and Morning Coffee
8:55am - 9:00am 5 mins
Chairperson's Opening Remarks
  • John Lovelace - President Government Programs, UPMC Health Plan
9:00am - 10:30am 90 mins
Interactive Listening Session: Optimizing State Quality Rating Systems for Medicaid Managed Care
  • Speaker Karen Matsuoka, Ph.D. - Chief Quality Officer Director, Division of Quality and Health Outcomes, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

In this session, CMS will be highlighting the importance of understanding the needs of various users of a state Medicaid and CHIP managed care quality rating system in order to help improve the quality of Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs. The objectives of this session are to exchange experiences or ideas that maximize functionality, meaningfulness, and user perceived value from state-based managed care quality rating systems that can support quality improvement in Medicaid and CHIP managed care. States with existing quality rating systems – and plans that participate in them - will be encouraged to share their successes and challenges experienced to-date.

Attendees to this session will:

  • Hear an Introduction and Overview of Managed Care Quality Rating Systems by CMS Chief Quality Officer & Director, Division of Quality and Health Outcomes CMS
  • Understand the purpose of the Interactive Listening Session and Participate in the Listening Session

10:30am - 11:00am 30 mins
Morning Networking Break
11:00am - 11:45am 45 mins
Keynote Panel Discussion: Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports, Creating Quality Measures and an Integrated Model for Long Term Care
  • Moderator Claudia Schlosberg - Medicaid Director , District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance
  • Panelist G. Lawrence Atkins - Executive Director, MLTSS Association
  • Sarah Triano - Director of Policy & Innovation, Centene Corporation
  • Laura Hopkins - President, Amerigroup Kansas

*Other panelists to be added

12:30pm - 12:35pm 5 mins
Conference Concludes