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Media Alert: Medicare Modernization in a Polarized Environment: Facing the Challenges

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Jill Braunstein
(202) 452-8097; jillbraun@nasi.org

What: A conference on key issues in the implementation of the MMA and the 17th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance

Co-Chairs: Linda Fishman, Michael Hash, and John Iglehart

Speakers Include:
Newt Gingrich (Founder, Center for Health Transformation and Former Speaker (1994-1998), U.S. House of Representatives) ~ Mark McClellan, M.D. (Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) ~ Bruce Vladeck (Principal, Ernst & Young, LLP and Former Administrator (1993–1997), Health Care Financing Administration) ~ Nancy-Ann DeParle (Senior Advisor, JPMorgan Partners, LLC and Former Administrator (1997–2000), Health Care Financing Administration ~ Tom Scully (Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, LLP and Former Administrator (2001–2003), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)~ Lester Crawford (Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration) ~ Barrett Toan (Chairman and CEO, Express Scripts) ~ Lois Quam (CEO, Ovations, A UnitedHealth Group Company) ~ Karen Davis (President, The Commonwealth Fund) ~ Drew Altman (President and CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) ~ and many more.

Topics Include:
• The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
• Key Issues in the MMA
• The Future of Medicare Advantage
• Next Generation of Cost Containment
• Drug Reimportation
• Disease Management
• Educating Beneficiaries

When: Thursday and Friday, January 27–28, 2005

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Questions? Visit the conference webpage for a full conference agenda.

** Registration is free to members of the media. Contact Jill Braunstein at (202) 452-8097 or by e-mail at jillbraun@nasi.org for more information**

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