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Medicare and Medicaid: The Next 50 Years

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9:00 AM  Interest Groups

2:30 PM  Pre-conference Roundtable Sessions

5:30 PM  Keynote 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015


8:30 AM  Opening and Welcome: G. Lawrence Atkins, National Academy of Social Insurance

8:35 AM  Session I: Medicare’s First 50 Years

9:50 AM  Break

10:00 AM  Session II: The Changing Face of American Health and Health Care

  • Jennifer Ortman, Population Projections Branch, Our Aging Nation
  • Marilyn Moon, Center on Aging Director, American Institutes for Research, Engaging Future Medicare and Medicaid Consumers
  • Jennie Chin Hansen, American Geriatrics Society, Changing Health Care Workforce
  • Moderator: Susan Dentzer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

11:50 AM  A Conversation with Dr. Patrick Conway, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)


12:40 PM  Session III: The Coming Conflict Between Scientific Breakthroughs & Cost 


1:45 PM  Session IV: Looking Behind Payment & Delivery Reform 

2:55 PM Break: Visit Exhibit Lounge for refreshments and more

3:10 PM  Session V: Coverage Over the Life Span


4:30 PM  Session VI: Medicare and Medicaid for the Next 50 Years: Insights from the Top
Susan Dentzer interviews CMS Administrators about the future of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Interviewees include:

  • Leonard D. Schaeffer, University of Southern California
  • Thomas A. Scully, Alston & Bird, LLP
  • Bruce C. Vladeck, Nexera Inc.
  • Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE

5:20 PM  Conference Adjournment