ACAP CEO Summit 2020

June 24, 2020 - June 26, 2020

ACAP CEO Summit 2020

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2021 ACAP CEO Summit
June 17 – 18 | Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, June 24

Sponsored by ACAP Strategic Ally Altruista Health

2:00 p.m. ET

Welcome and Introductions

·       Chris Palmieri, President & CEO, Commonwealth Care Alliance and Chair of ACAP

·       Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP

2:10 p.m. ET The Importance of the Affordable Care Act in a Time of Pandemic

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will discuss the impact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had on the American health care system over the past ten years. Given the ACA’s coverage expansions and consumer protections, its importance has never been more critical as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages America. Without the ACA many more Americans would remain untested, untreated and uninsured.

·       The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services

Moderator: Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP

2:45 p.m. ET 15-minute break

Sponsored by ACAP Preferred Vendor CTS

3:00 p.m. ET The View from Two Sides: Election 2020

The Presidential election will be heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government’s response to it, as well as by the increasing number of people who are uninsured due to massive job losses. Our panelists will describe President Trump’s and candidate Biden’s proposals to address both the rising number of uninsured and the growth of health care costs.

·       Chris Condeluci, Principal at CC Law & Policy PLLC

·       Chris Jennings, Founder and President, Jennings Policy Strategies

Moderator: Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP

3:45 p.m. ET 15-minute break

Sponsored by ACAP Preferred Vendor MedImpact

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Fifteenth Annual Supporting the Safety Net Award

This award honors a community-based organization or individual whose work clearly goes beyond the norm and whose services are recognized as best practices which stand as a model for replication in the safety net environment. This year’s award is being presented to Shalom Farms, an organization that supports communities in need through food distribution and nutrition programs. 

Introductions by: Mark Rakowski, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Community Health Plan

Presented by: Linda Hines, CEO, Virginia Premier

Accepted by: Dominic Barrett, Executive Director, Shalom Farms

4:15 p.m. ET Congressional Leadership Award 

Presented to Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

The ACAP Congressional Leadership Award is given to a Member of Congress who has championed policies integral to ACAP’s mission and vision. ACAP will present the 2020 award to Senator Tammy Baldwin in gratitude for her strong support of America’s health care safety net and her work leading Congressional efforts in opposition to short-term, limited-duration insurance.

·       The Honorable Tammy Baldwin, Senator from Wisconsin

·       Presented by: Mark Rakowski, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Community Health Plan

Moderator: Meg Murray, CEO, ACAP

Thursday, June 25

Sponsored by ACAP Preferred Vendor ExpressScripts

2:00 p.m. ET How Medicaid Health Plans Can Support Primary Care During and After a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption in the health care marketplace. Large providers and small clinical practices alike are experiencing steep financial losses which put some at risk of closure.

Chris Koller will provide insights on how plans can help providers, and primary care practitioners in particular, to survive the COVID-19 crisis, with the goals of improving detection and prevention, promoting treatment, and keeping people connected to produce a stronger primary care system after the pandemic wanes.

·       Chris Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund

Moderator: Leanne Berge, CEO, Community Health Plan of Washington

2:45 p.m. ET 15-minute break

Sponsored by ACAP Preferred Vendor Versant

3:00 p.m. ET “Overlap” Plans – An Evaluation of the Presence and Impact of Overlap Plans in the Marketplace

Known as “overlap plans,” health plans with a presence in both the individual market and Medicaid have a unique role to play when it comes to churn and managing care for enrollees who are churning, but moreover, new data show that premiums are lower in states with significant overlap plan competition.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Katherine Hempstead will present new data, tracking trends in overlap plans at a county-by-county level.  An ACAP Member plan will join the conversation to illustrate what overlap means at a member-level and the impact on their market.

·       Katherine Hempstead, Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

·       Christina Turner, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, CareSource

Moderator: Heather Foster, Vice President for Marketplace Policy, ACAP

3:45 p.m. ET 15-minute break

Sponsored by ACAP Preferred Vendor HFI

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
CEO Panel: The New Normal

Even after we find a way to wrestle the pandemic to a manageable state, the way we all live and work will be forever changed. Health care delivery and financing is no exception. Three Safety Net Health Plan leaders will discuss the ways in which they have adapted to the pandemic – not only in the way they deliver benefits, but also in the way they manage their enterprises.

·       Emma DeVito, CEO, VillageCareMAX

·       Doug Hayward, CEO, Kern Family Health Care

·       Chad Westover, CEO, University of Utah Health Plans

Moderator: Joanne Kenen, Executive Health Care Editor, Politico

Session sponsored by FlexTech


Friday, June 26

2:00 p.m. ET Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Age of COVID-19

Media reports and subsequent research have shown that counties with a higher-than-average share of black residents have more COVID-19 cases and related deaths. A Commonwealth Fund study shows, for example, that in Chicago, African Americans make up 30 percent of the population but 68 percent COVID-19 deaths. Similar trends exist in Milwaukee, Michigan, New Orleans, and other locations. A report out of New York City identified death rates among Black/African American persons (92.3 deaths per 100,000 population) and Hispanic/Latino persons (74.3) that were substantially higher than that of white (45.2) or Asian (34.5) persons. This session will examine the underlying causes of these disparities, how the pandemic is revealing this divide, and what ACAP plans are doing to address these racial and ethnic disparities.

·       Frank Dominguez, President & CEO, El Paso Health

·       C. Virginia Fields, President & CEO, National Black Leadership Commission on Health; Board Member, Amida Care

Moderator: Enrique Martinez-Vidal, Vice President for Quality and Operations, ACAP

2:45 p.m. ET 15-minute break

Sponsored by ACAP Preferred Vendor Guardian

3:00 p.m. ET Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Needs of Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries  

ACAP’s Dual-eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) continue to innovate on how to address the social determinant of health (SDOH) needs of their dually eligible enrollees. During this session, we will hear how two ACAP D-SNP plans address their members’ SDOH needs and how the SDOH needs have changed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

·       Heather Thiltgen, President, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan

·       James Stringham, CEO, Banner University Health Plan

Moderator: Christine Aguiar Lynch, Vice President for Medicare and MLTSS Policy, ACAP

Session sponsored by Pyx Health

3:45 p.m. ET 15-minute break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET


COVID-19 and Coverage Imperatives for the Future

Up to 23 million individuals will newly gain eligibility for Medicaid as a result of loss of employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. While Medicaid coverage will serve as a life saver for these individuals, enrollment in Medicaid will not occur without a great deal of hard work, requiring states, plans, providers, and others to develop and implement creative solutions to outreach to and enroll them. Our speakers will discuss the growing importance of outreach, including autoenrollment using tax filings and other outreach, expanded presumptive eligibility, and other proposals, and will also discuss the needs and characteristics of this new group of Medicaid enrollees.

·       John Baackes, CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan

·       Stan Dorn, Senior Fellow, Families USA

Moderator: Jennifer McGuigan Babcock, Senior Vice President for Medicaid Policy, ACAP